Integrated Pest Management

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Integrated pest management, or IPM for short, is an approach to managing pests that focuses on preventing infestations, monitoring pests, reducing the use of harmful pesticides, and minimizing health risks to people and the environment. CCHP has developed resources on IPM in child care centers and family child care homes.

The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Toolkit for Family Child Care Homes provides practical information about using IPM to keep pests out and manage pest problems in family child care homes.


The toolkit includes:

English Spanish
IPM Guide for Family Child Care Homes Guía de manejo integrado de plagas para cuidado infantil hogareño
IPM Checklist for Family Child Care Homes Manejo integrado de plagas lista de control para cuidado infantil hogareño
IPM Handouts for Family Child Care Homes Los folletos de IPM para cuidado infantil hogareño
IPM Presentation for Family Child Care Homes IPM Presentación en español

Individual IPM Handouts

English Spanish
Ants: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes Hormigas: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño
Bed Bugs: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes Chinches: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño
Cockroaches: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes Cucarachas: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño
Caring for Your Outdoor Environment El cuidado de su entorno exterior
Dust: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes Polvo: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño
Fleas: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes Pulgas: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño
Flies: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes Moscas: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño
Gophers: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes Tuzas: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño
Green Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting for Family Child Care Homes Limpieza, sanitización y desinfección ecológicas
Ground Squirrels: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes Ardillas de tierra: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño
Head Lice: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes Piojos: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño
How to Choose a Pesticide to Manage Pests Cómo elegir un pesticida para manejar plagas
How to Read a Pesticide Label Cómo leer la etiqueta de un pesticida
IPM Policy for Family Child Care Homes Política para las casas de cuidado infantil hogareño
Mold: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes Moho: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño
Mosquitoes: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes Mosquitos: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño
Pinworms: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes Lombrices intestinales: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño
Rats and Mice: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes Ratas y ratones: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño
IPM Resources for Family Child Care Manejo integrado de plagas: fuentes de información
Scabies: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes Sarna: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño
Snails and Slugs: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes Babosas y caracoles: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño
Spiders: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes Arañas: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño
What to Know about the Healthy Schools Act Qué saber sobre la ley de escuelas saludables
Yellowjackets: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes Las avispas chaqueta amarilla: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño

Help your center meet California’s Healthy Schools Act (HSA) requirements!

This toolkit provides practical information and resources about using integrated pest management (IPM) in child care centers to prevent and manage pest problems.


Please note:There are new requirements for licensed child care centers as part of the Healthy Schools Act. For more on the Healthy Schools Act, visit the Department of Pesticide Regulation's School & Child Care IPM page.

English Spanish
A curriculum booklet, Integrated Pest Management: A Curriculum for Early Care and Education Programs (PDF; 3.5MB; 44pp) Manejo Integrado de Plagas: Currículo para Programas de Cuidado y Educación Temprana de Niños (PDF; 3.5MB; 44pp)
IPM Checklist (PDF; 278KB; 12pp) Lista de Control de IPM (PDF; 284KB; 12pp)
Health and Safety Notes on individual pests (PDF; 4.6MB; 22pp) Notas sobre Salud y Seguridad de plagas específicas (PDF; 4.7MB; 26pp)
Posters (PDF; 1MB; 4pp) Pósters (PDF; 1MB; 4pp)
Fact Sheets for Families  
IPM Presentation in English (PowerPoint presentation; 12MB) IPM Presentación en español (PowerPoint presentation; 7.8MB)
IPM Presentation Handout in English (PDF;604KB) IPM Presentación en español para imprimir (PDF;870KB)

Health and Safety Notes

English Spanish
Integrated Pest Management of Ants
(PDF;61.8KB;2pp)
 
Integrated Pest Management of Cockroaches
(PDF;737KB;2pp)
 
Integrated Pest Management of Head Lice
(PDF;70.6KB;2pp)
 
Integrated Pest Management of Mold
(PDF;121KB;2pp)
 
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) of Mosquitoes
(PDF;2.22M;2pp)
Control de Plagas Integrado (IPM) de Mosquitos en establecimientos de Cuidado y Educación de Niños Pequeños (ECE)
(PDF;140 KB;2pp)
Integrated Pest Management of Rodents
(PDF;468KB;2pp)
Desratización integrada en los establecimientos de cuidado de niños
(PDF;137KB;2pp)
Integrated Pest Management of Slugs and Snails
(PDF;1.03MB;2pp)
 
Integrated Pest Management of Spiders
(PDF;78.7KB;2pp)
 
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) of Yellowjackets
(PDF;62.4KB;2pp)
Control Integrado de las avispas chaqueta amarilla en establecimientos de servicios de cuidado de niños
(PDF;161KB;2pp)

IPM Posters

English Spanish
Steps To A Pest-Free Indoor Environment
(PDF; 426KB)
Pasos Para Tener Un Ambiente Interior Sin Plagas
(PDF; 430KB)
Steps To A Pest-Free Outdoor Environment
(PDF; 422KB)
Pasos Para Tener Unambiente Al Aire Libre Sin Plagas
(PDF; 418KB)
How To Read A Pesticide Label
(PDF; 102KB)
Cómo Leer La Etiqueta De Un Pesticida
(PDF; 102B)
How To Choose A Safer Pesticide To Manage Pests
(PDF; 184KB)
Cómo Elegir Un Pesticida Seguro Para Controlar Plagas
(PDF; 184KB)