Integrated Pest Management
Integrated Pest Management is an approach to pest control that utilizes regular monitoring to determine if and when treatments are needed. It employs a combination of strategies and tactics to keep pest numbers low enough to prevent unacceptable damage or annoyance. Biological, cultural, physical, mechanical, educational and chemical methods are used in site-specific combinations to solve pest problems. Chemical controls are used only when needed, and using the least toxic product needed to control the pest.
We will notify parents and staff through email whenever there is an application of pesticide to their affiliated district facility or grounds. There are two types of pesticide notifications:
- Emergency Notifications: Pre-notification is not required in the case of emergencies such as stinging pest. Notification will be sent as soon as possible. Families will receive an email with the subject line "Notice: Emergency Pesticide Application."
- Standard Notifications: When there is a planned application, we will provide at least 48 hours notice. Families will receive an email with the subject line "Notice: Pesticide Application." This notice will also be posted at the location.
The Integrated Pest Management Committee is comprised of district staff and community volunteers who provide recommendations to district leadership on how to improve our pest management districtwide. The committee will meet at least quarterly. All upcoming meetings will be posted on the IPM Committee Webpage.