Integrated Pest and Vegetation Management

BISD has an Integrated Vegetation and Pest Management Program (IPM) with a policy and procedures that: inform the community; consider community values in establishing standards of maintenance for school district properties; utilize an ecological approach; and minimize the use of pesticides and the risk to human health and the environment.

Where practical, organic methods are implemented before chemical controls are used, so that pests are kept at acceptable levels through effective, economical, and environmentally safe means.

The chart below lists the names of compounds classified as Category 3, and an approximate date of application throughout the school year from Sept. 2019 — Aug. 2020.

The procedure adopted by the school district requires that at least 48 hours of notice be given to schools and school communities where herbicide or pesticide applications are scheduled.

Compliance also includes:

  • Updating the IPM Hotline (206-780-1885)
  • Posting signs at the application site and providing a listserv labeled “NOTICE: PESTICIDE APPLICATION” and including; the pesticide product name, intended time and date of application, naming the specific location of the application, identifying the pest to be controlled, including contact names and numbers of the applicator, and listing the IPM hotline number
  • Displaying the listserv notice in a prominent place in the front office of the school effected, as well as on the school’s public calendar for 24 hours after the application, and posting all signs for 24 hours after application, or longer, depending on the product label.

Exceptions to the above procedure are:

  • In the case of an immediate threat to public safety, public health or the environment requiring quick action, such as the control of stinging insects, notices will be posted after the application
  • Use of disinfectants to control microbial pests
  • Placement of insect or rodent bait stations not accessible to students
  • School holidays when the school is unoccupied by students for 48 hours following the application

BISD School Board Policy 6522 and Procedure 6522 outline the district’s policy on integrated pest management.  

COMPOUND     

 

CB-80  

Contrac Blox

Dipel DF (Biological insecticide)

 

Capstone

 

Specticle

EPA REG #

 

279-3393

12455-79

73049-39

 

 

62719-572

 

 432-1523                                      

PURPOSE

 

Stinging Insect Eradication

Rodent Eradication

Control Tent Caterpillars

 

Noxious Weed –Tansy Ragwort & Knotweed Control

 

ANTICIPATED DATE OF APPLICATION

 

As needed by exterminator

As needed by exterminator

As needed by maintenance

July or August by Kitsap Noxious Weed Control

 

 

The procedure adopted by the school district requires that at least 48 hours of notice be given to schools and school communities where herbicide or pesticide applications are scheduled. Compliance also includes:

  • Updating the IPM Hotline (780-1885),
  • Posting signs at the application site and providing a listserv labeled “NOTICE: PESTICIDE APPLICATION” and including; the pesticide product name, intended time and date of application, naming the specific location of the application, identifying the pest to be controlled, including contact names and numbers of the applicator, and listing the IPM hotline number,
  • Displaying the listserv notice in a prominent place in the front office of the school effected, as well as on the school’s public calendar for 24 hours after the application, and
  • Posting all signs for 24 hours after application, or longer, depending on the product label.

Exceptions to the above procedure are;

  • In the case of an immediate threat to public safety, public health or the environment requiring quick action, such as the control of stinging insects, notices will be posted after the application,
  • Uses of disinfectant to control microbial pests,
  • Placement of insect or rodent bait stations not accessible to students, and
  • School holidays when the school is unoccupied by students for 48 hours following the application.

 

The school district has adopted an Integrated Vegetation and Pest Management Program

(IPM). The program is an ecological approach to suppressing pest populations (i.e. weeds,insects, diseases, etc.) in which alternative pest controls are considered, and where practical,implemented before chemical controls are used, so that pests are kept at acceptable levels in effective, economical, and environmentally safe ways.

 

Bainbridge Island School District will manage vegetation and pests in a manner that utilizes an ecological approach, minimizes the use of pesticides, minimizes the risk to human health and the environment, and considers community values in establishing standards of maintenance for school district properties.

 

The school district will provide at least 48 hours notice of herbicide or pesticide sprayings by: updating the IPM Hotline (206-780-1885), posting signs at the application site and in the main office of the building, and sending an email message. (Make sure your email address is up to date in your Family Access Account.)

(Policy/Procedure 6522: Integrated Vegetation and Pest Management)