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.

 

Notice of Pesticide Application

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.

 

Approved Products

Name Target Pest Active Ingredient Safety Data Sheet
Arilon Stinging Insects Indoxacarb

PDF

Advion Gel Ants Indoxacard PDF
Terad 3 Rodents Cholecalciferol PDF
Vinagreen Weeds Acetic Acid PDF

 

 

Committee

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.

Contact

Robert Foster
Director, Support Services
(425) 408-7803

Steve Simpson
Facilities, Grounds, Sports Complex Supervisor
(425) 408-7885

Resources

Annual Reports

We provide reports by request at the end of each calendar year.