D0387 Working with public libraries to promote IPM

Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Exhibit Hall 3, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Paul Guillebeau , Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
In a two-year project, we developed and distributed IPM materials to about 200 public libraries across Georgia. The participating libraries serve about 40% of the state's population.

The project had three primary goals. 1) Show how to implement an IPM strategy for common household pests. 2) Generate public support for IPM. 3) Direct people to the local Extension office for assistance with IPM.

The libraries were enthusiastic partners, and the responding clients indicated that the project would help them implement IPM strategies for pests around the home, and the project encouraged them to support IPM.

doi: 10.1603/ICE.2016.36001