The Growing Up Green Child Care IPM Program at the California Department of Pesticide Regulation has many other free resources for child care providers interested in adopting IPM in their centers.

Many of these resources are available for download at: www.cdpr.ca.gov/schoolipm/childcare

Pests can be a nuisance or even a health hazard in child care centers. Getting rid of them without using a lot of pesticides takes common sense, good cleaning practices, and some simple tools. These videos walk you through the process of integrated pest management (IPM), with demonstrations of tools and practices filmed in real child care centers.

What is integrated pest management and why should you do it? (Video 1)

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Keeping pests out is easier than getting rid of them. (Video 2)

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Find out where pests are hiding before doing any pest management. (Video 3)

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Find out how to get rid of ants without spraying a lot of pesticides. (Video 4)

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Find out how to get rid of cockroaches without spraying a lot of pesticides. (Video 5)

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Find out how to get rid of mice and rats without spraying a lot of pesticides. (Video 6)

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If you run a licensed child care center in California, you need to comply with the Healthy Schools Act. (Video 7)

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