People & Communities Resources

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Schools

IPMstats.jpgOregon Schools IPM Report

NCAP created this report to monitor the integrity of the Oregon school IPM law. As an independent organization, we understood the need to evaluate the effectiveness of laws we helped put in place to reduce pesticides. This report includes background information on the law and a summary of survey results from 123 IPM coordinators across the state, representing 197 campuses.

Oregon Schools IPM Overview

A double-sided flyer with information about the Oregon IPM Law and how school staff and parents can increase a safe school environment for children.

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Head Lice: Fast Facts and Treatment Tips

Prevent, detect and treat head lice without using harmful synthetic pesticides.

Pesticide Use in Schools: Get the Facts

How are pesticides affecting children in schools? Get the facts and share them widely.

How to Talk About Pesticides with your School or Daycare

A step by step guide on how to approach your school or daycare with concerns about pesticide use. 

Human Exposure to Pesticide Drift


Human Exposure to Pesticide Drift: Washington State Report (English)

Exposición Humana por Deriva de Pesticidas: Informe del Estado de Washington (Español)

NCAP co-authored this 21 page report summarizing important research documenting the rise of human exposure to harmful pesticide drift in Washington State. The Department of Health has reported that 90% of the people who reported health impacts caused by pesticide drift were not employed by the farm that applied the chemicals. Farm workers and their families bear the burden of a disproportionate amount of risk associated with pesticide use. The report includes personal stories of farm workers whose health has been negatively impacted by drift, background information on health risks associated with pesticides and an overview of efforts to reduce exposure by drift.


Bed Bug Resources

Property Managers can encourage renters to report bed bugs immediately and avoid using total release foggers (or "bug bombs") with this poster.
Download the 11 x 17 poster, print it, and write in your phone number.

Local Hazardous Waste Management of King County has helped us translate the poster into 8 additional languages, with their contact information listed for help!
Get the poster as a PDF in:
Amharic, Burmese, Chinese, Nepali, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

A resource for local governments on dealing with bedbugs:

This 39-page document is a starter guide for municipalities that teaches the tools available for controlling bedbugs, including non pesticidal solutions, how to get organized and how to evaluate goals. The document was created by students from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance from the University of Washington as a collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency. NCAP provided input for the guide.

We also have a short video on bed bugs discussing non-pesticidal strategies for preventing and managing bed bugs in apartment housing. It includes information about potential health risks of foggers, bug bombs, and other chemicals commonly used for bed bug treatment.

Pesticide-Free Parks


Pesticide-Free Parks: It's Time!

An overview that can be shared to gain support for converting a neighborhood park to a pesticide-free park.

Ten Steps to Pesticide-Free Parks:
How to Create Healthy Public Spaces in Your Community

A thorough resource guide and step by step process to make your neighborhood park pesticide-free!


Non-herbicidal Weed Control Strategies Implemented by City Parks Staff in the Northwest:

Maintaining Hardscapes and Fence Lines
Maintaining Shrub Beds and Landscaped Areas
Maintaining Tree Wells
Maintaining Turf

Strategies investigated by NCAP with partners from Oregon State University and City Parks Staff across the Northwest.




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  • Ana Cardoso Goncalve
    commented 2016-07-24 18:48:11 -0700
    Bed bugs is based on their unique morphological, physiological and behavioral characteristics and has not been reported in any other insect species.