Integrated Pest Management

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.

Integrated Pest Management Toolkit for 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:

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IPM Checklist for Family Child Care Homes (pdf; 990.45 KB) Manejo integrado de plagas lista de control para cuidado infantil hogareño (pdf; 688.34 KB)
IPM Guide for Family Child Care Homes (pdf; 811.69 KB) Guía de manejo integrado de plagas para cuidado infantil hogareño (pdf; 591.72 KB)
IPM Handouts for Family Child Care Homes (pdf; 2.47 MB) Los folletos de IPM para cuidado infantil hogareño (pdf; 688.34 KB)
IPM Presentation for Family Child Care Homes (pptx; 13.21 MB) IPM Presentación en español (pptx; 8.59 MB)
Individual IPM Handouts
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Ants: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes (pdf; 105.45 KB) Hormigas: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño (pdf; 96.39 KB)
Bed Bugs: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes (pdf; 125.61 KB) Chinches: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño (pdf; 126.66 KB)
Caring for Your Outdoor Environment (pdf; 227.15 KB) El cuidado de su entorno exterior (pdf; 118.78 KB)
Cockroaches: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes (pdf; 103.97 KB) Cucarachas: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño (pdf; 93.78 KB)
Dust: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes (pdf; 94.5 KB) Polvo: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño (pdf; 104.98 KB)
Fleas: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes (pdf; 170.11 KB) Pulgas: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño (pdf; 89.03 KB)
Flies: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes (pdf; 167.42 KB) Moscas: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño (pdf; 87.94 KB)
Gophers: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes (pdf; 160.82 KB) Tuzas: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño (pdf; 80.36 KB)
Green Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting for Family Child Care Homes (pdf; 148.37 KB) Limpieza, sanitización y desinfección ecológicas (pdf; 85.94 KB)
Ground Squirrels: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes (pdf; 165.07 KB) Ardillas de tierra: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño (pdf; 85.65 KB)
Head Lice: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes (pdf; 178.27 KB) Piojos: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño (pdf; 95.29 KB)
How to Choose a Pesticide to Manage Pests (pdf; 339.35 KB) Cómo elegir un pesticida para manejar plagas (pdf; 241.68 KB)
How to Read a Pesticide Label (pdf; 200.52 KB) Cómo leer la etiqueta de un pesticida (pdf; 120.67 KB)
IPM Policy for Family Child Care Homes (pdf; 131.48 KB) Política para las casas de cuidado infantil hogareño (pdf; 48.68 KB)
IPM Resources for Family Child Care (pdf; 82.48 KB) Manejo integrado de plagas: fuentes de información (pdf; 61.33 KB)
Mold: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes (pdf; 173.18 KB) Moho: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño (pdf; 85.95 KB)
Mosquitoes: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes (pdf; 249.5 KB) Mosquitos: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño (pdf; 144.17 KB)
Pinworms: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes (pdf; 85.1 KB) Lombrices intestinales: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño (pdf; 95.47 KB)
Rats and Mice: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes (pdf; 196.2 KB) Ratas y ratones: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño (pdf; 116.18 KB)
Scabies: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes (pdf; 127.9 KB) Sarna: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño (pdf; 48.81 KB)
Snails and Slugs: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes (pdf; 174.51 KB) Babosas y caracoles: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño (pdf; 99.7 KB)
Spiders: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes (pdf; 182.63 KB) Arañas: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño (pdf; 102.15 KB)
What to Know about the Healthy Schools Act (pdf; 231.18 KB) Qué saber sobre la ley de escuelas saludables (pdf; 161.4 KB)
Yellowjackets: IPM Handout for Family Child Care Homes (pdf; 167.84 KB) Las avispas chaqueta amarilla: Folleto de IPM para Cuidado Infantil Hogareño (pdf; 88.42 KB)

Integrated Pest Management Toolkit for Early Care and Education Programs

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.

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Curriculum Booklet: Integrated Pest Management for ECE (pdf; 3.4 MB) Manejo Integrado de Plagas: Currículo para Programas de Cuidado y Educación Temprana de Niños (pdf; 3.51 MB)
Health and Safety Notes on individual pests (pdf; 2.73 MB) Notas sobre Salud y Seguridad de plagas específicas (pdf; 4.71 MB)
IPM Checklist (pdf; 717.72 KB) Lista de Control de IPM (pdf; 281.49 KB)
IPM Fact Sheets for Families (pdf; 65.52 KB)
IPM Posters (pdf; 1.17 MB) IPM Pósters (pdf; 1.01 MB)
IPM Presentation Handout (pdf; 600.22 KB) IPM Presentación en español para imprimir (pdf; 869.16 KB)
IPM Presentation Powerpoint (ppt; 11.47 MB) IPM Presentación en español (ppt; 7.48 MB)
Health and Safety Notes
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Integrated Pest Management of Bed Bugs (pdf; 129.68 KB)
Integrated Pest Management of Cockroaches (pdf; 737.86 KB)
Integrated Pest Management of Flies (pdf; 107.01 KB)
Integrated Pest Management of Gophers and Ground Squirrels (pdf; 198.66 KB)
Integrated Pest Management of Mold (pdf; 122.07 KB)
Integrated Pest Management of Mosquitoes (pdf; 211.95 KB) Control de Plagas Integrado (IPM) de Mosquitos en establecimientos de Cuidado y Educación de Niños Pequeños (ECE) (pdf; 140.8 KB)
Integrated Pest Management of Rats and Mice (pdf; 249.17 KB) Desratización integrada en los establecimientos de cuidado de niños (pdf; 117.14 KB)
Integrated Pest Management of Slugs and Snails (pdf; 1.04 MB)
Integrated Pest Management of Spiders (pdf; 75.42 KB)
Integrated Pest Management of Yellowjackets (pdf; 62.07 KB) Control Integrado de las avispas chaqueta amarilla en establecimientos de servicios de cuidado de niños (pdf; 161.59 KB)
IPM Health and Safety Note: Dust (pdf; 83.99 KB)
Fact Sheets for Families
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Integrated Pest Management of Ants (pdf; 47.53 KB)
Integrated Pest Management of Head Lice (pdf; 54.21 KB)
IPM Poster
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How To Choose A Safer Pesticide To Manage Pests (pdf; 176.62 KB) Cómo Elegir Un Pesticida Seguro Para Controlar Plagas (pdf; 176.25 KB)
How To Read A Pesticide Label (pdf; 96.15 KB) Cómo Leer La Etiqueta De Un Pesticida (pdf; 97.65 KB)
Steps To A Pest-Free Indoor Environment (pdf; 412.4 KB) (pdf; 416.71 KB)
Steps To A Pest-Free Outdoor Environment (pdf; 400.91 KB) Pasos Para Tener Unambiente Al Aire Libre Sin Plagas (pdf; 407.14 KB)