“A Worm in the Teacher’s Apple: Protecting America’s School Children from Pests and Pesticides” illustrates the national problem of pesticide dependence, and outlines proven and cost effective alternatives to the “exterminator” approach to pest control. It highlights the heroic actions of risk takers in our school and regulatory community, the greedy actions of the pest control industry and the non-action of many, including the USDA, who are charged with protecting our children from pests and pesticides. It awakens concerned parents, teachers, and even pest management professionals to the problem of ineffective pest control with stories of insects, rodents and poison peddlers in our school system. The material in this book is intended for teachers, school officials, regulators, and pest management professionals. Most of all, it is intended for parents who care about their children’s learning environment.