Integrated Pest Management (IPM) & Grounds

Integrated Pest Management or IPM is a system of controlling pests that does not depend on automatic or frequent use of pesticides. Monitoring and evaluation of pest problems determine control measures necessary. SBISDs recommended action thresholds (i.e., level of pest infestation) will be used to determine when treatment is required.

One part of the annual pest control contract is the application of pesticides and/or herbicides by the private contractor's licensed certified applicators.  Additionally, a private contractor may be hired to perform lawn and ornamental treatments separate from the annual contract. 

It will be the contractor's responsibility to follow all state and federal laws and regulations concerning the posting, application, and completion of the proper paperwork for each application.

The contractor will forward a copy of the chemical label and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) along with the "Approval for the Yellow and Red List Products" to SBISD prior to making any applications. The application log sheet will be sent to the SBISD IPM Coordinator after the application has been completed. 

The contractor is responsible for monthly inspections and noting on the inspection sheet any repairs for exclusion or non-chemical control as necessary. SBISD is responsible for making the minor repairs as funding permits.

SBISD has established minimum standards for prevention listed below.

Target Pest