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New UW Extension bulletin describes integrated pest mgmt. for mouse control

Using integrated pest management in and around schools and other facilities can lead to more effective mouse control and provide a safer environment for occupants, said an author of a new University of Wyoming Extension publication.

"The steps to IPM are easy to follow and repeatable for all pests," noted John Connett, one of the authors of "Wyoming Integrated Pest Management Standard Operating Procedure for Mice in Schools and Other Facilities."

"In general, IPM is an ongoing activity," he said. "In time, the efficiencies in an IPM program can also save schools and other facilities money."

Connett is the school IPM specialist with UW Extension.

The bulletin describes deer mice that may carry hantavirus and explains the primary elements of mouse control in facilities. Templates are also included for data sheets, notices and handouts for occupants.

The bulletin is available for free download. Go to http://www.uwyo.edu/uwe and click on Publications on the left-hand side. Type B-1259 in the search field and follow the prompts.

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