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.