Fire Ants and the Texas IPM in Schools Program
Fire ants are among the most troublesome pest problems for schools. Fire ant mounds on play-grounds can lead to painful stings, which can have serious health implications for some children. Fire ants can also invade classrooms and damage lights and other electrical equipment. (5 pages).
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This 8-hour course is designed to satisfy the Apprentice Training Requirements as specified in Rule 7.132 (i) (2) and will cover common termites in Texas along with other wood-destroying insects.
Do you know how to apply IPM principles to your school garden as required by Texas state law? After this course, learners will know how IPM principles apply to school gardens, differentiate between harmful and beneficial insects, and more. District School IPM Coordinators can use this module as part of their education plan.
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