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Integrated Pest Management
Operations
Documents
CLB (Legal)
CLB (Local)
Spring ISD IPM Policy Statement
Consumer Information Sheet
Hoja de Información al Consumidor
Action Thresholds and Protocols
Management Plans and Threshold Resources (School IPM)
School IPM Action Plan for Ringworm
School IPM Action Plan for Scabies
School IPM Action Plan for Pantry Pests, Occasional Invaders, Fleas and Wild Animals
Other Resources
School IPM - Texas AgriLife Extension
Texas Department of Agriculture - Structural Pest Control Service
IPM Coordinator
Dr. Frederick Walker
Tel. 281-891-6425
Fax: 281-891-6426
Asst. IPM Coordinator
David Henderson
Tel. 281-891-6425
Fax: 281-891-6426
Asst. Certified Applicator
Hoa Phan
Tel. 281-891-6425
Fax: 281-891-6426
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

After proper identification of Pest, a decision is made to determine whether or not pesticides should be applied. Based on a review of all available options, efforts will be made to avoid the use of pesticides. Exclusion is a process that will pest proof facilities to eliminate pest entry points. Good Sanitation practices, selection of pest-resistant plant materials, and appropriate horticulture practices are essential for preventing or eradicating pest infestations.

When it is determined that a pesticide must be used in order to meet pest management objectives, the least hazardous material will be chosen. Signs must be posted 48 hours before application. The notice of treatment signs (both English and Spanish) will be placed in areas that all Students, Children, Parents, and Staff may view.

You can access the Consumer Information Sheet online by following the link at the left or from the school Principal or Secretary.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a process and strategy to provide quality pest management will keep the environment safe for all who enter or enjoy the outdoors of all Spring ISD facilities. Pest usually enter facilities to seek food, water, and shelter. Eliminating entry points, removing food, water sources, shelter, and implementing good sanitation practices are the first steps in the IPM process.

Spring ISD takes more of a proactive measure instead of reactive to keep the school environment safe.

IPM Training

The IPM Coordinator and the Certified Applicators attend classes on an annual basis to keep us a breast of the newest knowledge, materials, and techniques. We also attend these classes to earn the required CEU’s (continuing education units) that are required by TDA in order to keep our licenses and certifications current.

Cost or staffing considerations alone will not be adequate justification for use of chemical control agents, and selected non-chemical pest management methods will be implemented whenever possible to provide the desired control.

It is the policy of Spring ISD to utilize IPM principles to manage pest populations adequately. The full range of alternatives, including no action will be considered. When it is determined that a pesticide must be used in order to meet important management goals, the least hazardous material will be chosen.

The application of pesticides is subject to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (7 United States Code 136 et seq.), Spring ISD policies and procedures, Environmental Protection Agency regulations in 40 Code of Federal Regulations, Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations, and State and Local regulations.

Education

Staff, Students, Pest Managers, and the public will be educated about potential school pest problems and the IPM policies and procedures to be used to achieve the desired pest management objectives.

Record Keeping

Records of pesticide use shall be maintained at The Operations Bldg to meet the requirements of the TDA/Structural Pest Control Service and the School Board. Records must be current and accurate if IPM is work. In addition, pest surveillance data sheets that record the number of pest or other indicators of pest populations are to be maintained to verify the need for treatments.

Posting of Notification

Spring ISD takes the responsibility to notify the school staff and students of upcoming pesticide treatments. Notices in English and Spanish will be posted in designated areas to be viewed by all. Spring ISD also places a notification in all Student Handbooks the treatments and inspections will take place throughout the school year.

Pesticide Storage and Purchase

Pesticide purchases will be limited to the amount authorized for use during the year. Pesticides will be stored and disposed of in accordance with the EPA-registered label directions and state regulations. Pesticides must be stored in an appropriate, secure site not accessible to students or unauthorized personnel.

Pesticide Applicators

Pesticide applicators must be educated and trained in the principles and practices of IPM and the use of pesticides approved by Spring ISD, and they must follow regulations and label precautions. Applicators are certified and comply with Spring ISD’s IPM policy and Pest Management Plan.

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