Integrated Pest Management Policy

 

The District is committed to following integrated pest management guidelines in all pest control activities that take place on District property..See full text of CLB (local) below.

Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, is a strategy of managing pests using multiple control tactics that provide the best control with the least cost and environmental impact.   IPM is based on thorough knowledge of the pests and the technologies used to control them, and can be performed by anyone with proper training.  A good IPM program attempts to make schools less hospitable to pests by modifying the environment, like improving sanitation, and eliminating pest harborage sites, along with using the lowest impact pesticides as necessary.  Managing risks from pests and risks from the pesticides used to control them are top priorities under an IPM program.


The District IPM Coordinator is Daniel G. Cantu and the Pest Control Specialist is Omar Navarro.  If you have any questions or concerns about pest control in the district please call or email Mr. Cantu or Mr. Navarro.

​Important related resources include
-EPA Pest Management Webinars
-IPM Institute, for newsletters and other resources
-Texas A&M Extension Service, IPM for Schools 
-Environmental Protection Agency, IPM for Schools 
-Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Rule 7.150, Integrated Pest Management for School Districts
-i school Pest Manager, a great resource, collaborative project w/ EPA to bring together IPM information for schools
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