Integrated Pest Management
School IPM Coordinator: Arnold Stang
Phone: 908-996-2132 x6801
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) on school property is a long-term approach to maintaining healthy landscapes & facilities that minimize risks to people and the environment. Delaware Valley Regional High School will use: site assessment, monitoring, and pest prevention in combination with a variety of pest management tactics to keep pests within acceptable limits. Instead of routine chemical applications, cultural, mechanical, physical, and biological controls will be employed with selective use of pesticides when needed. Educational strategies are used to enhance pest prevention, and to build support for the IPM program.
When an emergency application of pesticides is required, Cavanaugh Pest Management Professionals will issue a notice of emergency use of non-low impact pesticides used to all staff and parents or guardians of each student enrolled at the school within 24 hours after the application or on the morning of the next school day, whichever is earlier. The reason for the emergency and any measures that will be taken so that emergency pesticide use may be avoided in the future may be included. The area where the pesticide is applied will be posted at the time of application and will remain posted for 72 hours following the application.