School District Integrated Pest Management Plan

It is the goal of Newport Mesa Unified School District to implement an Integrated Pest Management strategy by focusing on long-term prevention or suppression of pests through accurate pest identification, frequent monitoring for pest presence, applying appropriate action response levels, and by making the habitat less conducive to pests using sanitation, mechanical and physical controls.

Pesticides that are effective will be used in a manner that minimizes risks to people, property, and the environment, and only after other options have been shown ineffective. When chemical applications are necessary, NMUSD uses the least toxic products approved by the California EPA and Department of Pesticide Regulations for use in schools.

Applications are made when children and staff are not likely to come into contact with the treated area, often on weekends, school holidays or by coordinating with the school site when the target area is not in use. Our applicators receive annual training from a licensed training professional for the products that are used.

This document summarizes the information found in the completed template that meets the Healthy Schools Act requirement for an integrated pest management (IPM) plan. An IPM plan is required if a school district uses pesticides1.

Contacts
Newport Mesa Unified School District
2985 Bear St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
School District Name
Address
Lance Bidnick
714-424-7573
lbidnick@nmusd.us
District IPM Coordinator
IPM Coordinator's Phone Number
E-mail Address
IPM Statement
It is the goal of Newport Mesa Unified School District to implement IPM by focusing on long-term prevention or suppression of pests through accurate pest identification, by frequent monitoring for pest presence, by applying appropriate action levels, and by making the habitat less conducive to pests using sanitation and mechanical and physical controls. Pesticides that are effective will be used in a manner that minimizes risks to people, property, and the environment, and only after other options have been shown ineffective.
Our pest management objectives are to:
Promote a healthy school environment and long-term pest management using industry best management practices.
IPM team
In addition to the IPM Coordinator, other individuals who are involved in purchasing, making IPM decisions, applying pesticides, and complying with the Healthy Schools Act requirements, include:
NameTitleRole in IPM Program
John LewisMaintenance and Operations
Shane FrandsenMaintenance and Operations
Samantha LaBossiereMaintenance and Operations
Pest management contracting
Pest management services are contracted to a licensed pest control business.
Pest control business name(s):
Prior to entering into a contract, the school district has confirmed that the pest control business understands the training requirement and other requirements of the Healthy Schools Act.
Pest identification, monitoring, and inspection
Pest Identification is done by: Monitoring and scheduled inspections
Monitoring and inspecting for pests and conditions that lead to pest problems are done regularly by District personnel and results are communicated to the IPM Coordinator.
Specific information about monitoring and inspecting for pests, such as locations, times, or techniques include:
Scheduled inspections, visual inspection, bait stations and traps.
Pests and non-chemical management practices
This school district has identified the following pests and routinely uses the following non-chemical practices to prevent pests from reaching the action level:
PestRemove FoodFix LeaksSeal CracksInstall BarriersPhysical RemovalTraps/Exempt BaitsManage IrrigationMonitoringOther
Ants Treat with soapy water, OC Vector Control for Red Imported Fire Ants
Birds Visual deterrents, screens
Biting/Stinging Insects Distinguish between travelling swarms vs established hives
Cockroaches Treat with soapy water
Crawling Insects Includes crickets, silverfish, millipedes, centipedes, and beetles
Fleas Must inspect for infestation prior to treatment, vacuum daily
Flying Insects Includes flies, gnats, crane flies, fruit flies, and any other non-biting insects
Gophers
Landscape insects High pressure hose, beneficial insects, proper plant care
Mosquitos Contact OC Vector Control as needed
Rats/Mice
Red Imported Fire Ants
Snails/Slugs
Spiders Crush with stiff bristle broom, or vacuum
Termites Contact licensed structural pest control operator
Weeds Mechanical and physical removal, mulch
Chemical pest management practices

If non-chemical methods are ineffective, the school district will consider pesticides only after careful monitoring indicates that they are needed according to pre-established action levels and will use pesticides that pose the least possible hazard and are effective in a manner that minimizes risks to people, property and the environment.

This school district expects the following pesticides (pesticide products and active ingredients) to be applied during the year. (This list includes pesticides that will be applied by school district staff or licensed pest control businesses.):

ProductManufacturerPurposeEPA NumberActive Ingredients
ADONIS 75 TERMITE/INSECT WSP CONCENTRATECENTRAL GARDEN & PET COMPANYTermite/Insect89459-52Imidacloprid
ADVION ANT BAIT ARENASYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION, LLCAnts100-1485Indoxacarb
ADVION COCKROACH BAIT ARENASYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION, LLCCOCKROACHES100-1486Indoxacarb
ADVION COCKROACH GEL BAITSYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION, LLCCOCKROACHES100-1484INDOXACARB
ADVION FIRE ANT BAITSYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION, LLCFIRE ANTS100-1481INDOXACARB
ALPINE WSGBASF CORPORATIONANTS499-561Dinotefuran
AMDRO PRO FIRE ANT BAITBASF CORPORATIONFIRE ANTS241-322Hydramethylnon
AVENGER WEED KILLER CONCENTRATEAVENGER PRODUCTS LLCWEEDS92967-1D-Limonene
Barricade 4 FLSyngenta Crop Protection, LLCHerbicide100-1139Prodiamine
BORA-CARENISUS CORPORATIONGeneral Pest64405-1Boron sodium oxide (B8Na2O13), tetrahydrate (12280-03-4)
BORACIDENISUS CORPORATIONANTS/INSECTS64405-7Sodium borate pentahydrate
BRANDT MAGNIFYBRANDT CONSOLIDATED, INC.HERBICIDECa Reg 48813-50014-AAAmmonium sulfate, and Ammonium nitrate
CHEETAH PRONUFARM AMERICAS, INC.Herbicide228-743Glufosinate
CHLOROPICRINDOUGLASTERMITEChloropicrin
CYZMIC CS CONTROL SOLUTIONS, INC.STINGING INSECTS53883-389lambda-Cyhalothrin
DITRAC ALL WEATHER CAKEBell Laboratories, IncPesticide12455-5 Diphacinone
EXCITERCENTRAL GARDEN & PET COMPANYANTS89459-41Piperonyl butoxide, Pyrethrins
EXTINGUISH PLUSWELLMARK INTERNATIONALFIRE ANTS2724-496ydramethylnon, S-Methoprene
FERROXXW. NEUDORFF GMBH KGSNAILS67702-33Sodium ferric ethylenediaminetetraacetate
FIESTAW. NEUDORFF GMBH KGHerbicide67702-26Ferric HEDTA
FINALE BAYERHERBICIDE432-1229Glufosinate
Finale XL T&OBASFHerbicide7969-464glufonsinate-ammonium
First StrikeLiphatech Inc.Rats, Mice, Rodents7173-258difethialone
FlatlineLiphatech, Inc.Rodent Bait7173-308Chlorophacinone
GENTROLCENTRAL GARDEN & PET COMPANYInsects89459-842,4-Dodecadienoic acid, 3,7,11-trimethyl-, ethyl ester, (S-(E,E))-, lambda-Cyhalothrin
GOPHER GETTER TYPE 2 AG BAITWILCO DISTRIBUTORS, INC.GOPHERS36029-23Diphacinone
HERCULES BREAKTHRU R-D ROOT DESTROYERHCC HOLDINGS INC.WEEDS7687-1Copper sulfate pentahydrate
INTICE 10ROCKWELL LABS LTDANTS73079-6Boric acid
INTICE GELANIMOROCKWELL LABS LTDANTS73079-8Borax (B4Na2O7.10H2O)
MERIT 2F INSECTICIDEBAYERGeneral Pests432-1312Imidacloprid
NAVIGATOR SC TERMITE/INSECTICIDEGHARDA CHEMICALS INTERNATIONAL INC.TERMITES93182-23Fipronil
PHANTOMBASF CORPORATIONTERMITE241-392CHLORFENAPYR
POINT SOURCEWELLMARK INTERNATIONALANTS/INSECTS2724-5002,4-Dodecadienoic acid, 3,7,11-trimethyl-, ethyl ester, (S-(E,E))-
PRECOR 2000 PLUSWELLMARK INTERNATIONALFLEAS2724-490MGK 264, Permethrin, Phenothrin, Piperonyl butoxide. S-Methoprene
SedgeHammer +GowanPurple Nutsedge, Yellow Nutsedge, Kyllinga81880-24-10163Halosulfuron-methyl
SelontraBASFRodent Bait7969-382Cholecalciferol
SIESTA INSECTICIDE FIRE ANT BAITBASF CORPORATIONFIRE ANTS7969-232Metaflumizone
Sumari Ant Gel BaitMGKAnts1021-2809Clothianidin
SUPPRESSWESTBRIDGE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTSWEEDS51517-9Capric acid, Caprylic acid
SUREKILL SK300CHEM-TECH, LTD.ANTS47000-178MGK 264, Piperonyl butoxide, Pyrethrins
SUSPEND SCBAYER ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCEANTS432-763Deltamethrin
TERMIDOR SCBASF CORPORATIONTERMITE7969-210Fipronil
Total TNV WINFIELD SOLUTIONS, LLCHerbicide70506-310-1381Glufosinate
ULD BP-300MCLAUGHLIN GORMLEY KING COMPANY, D/B/A MGKANTS/FLYING INSECTS1021-2834MGK 264, Piperonyl butoxide, Pyrethrins
VIKANEDOUGLAS PRODUCTS AND PACKAGING COMPANY LLCTERMITES1015-78Sulfuryl fluoride
ZINC PHOSPHIDE 1%CA150001GOPHERSU.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREZinc phosphide (Zn3P2)
Healthy Schools Act
This school district complies with the notification, posting, recordkeeping, and all other requirements of the Healthy Schools Act. (Education Code Sections 17608 - 17613, 48980.3; Food & Agricultural Code Sections 13180 - 13188)
Training

Every year school district employees who make pesticide applications receive the following training prior to pesticide use:

Pesticide specific safety training (Title 3 California Code of Regulations 6724)
School IPM training course approved by the Department of Pesticide Regulation (Education Code Section 16714; Food & Agricultural Code Section 13186.5).
Submittal of pesticide use reports
Reports of all pesticides applied by school district staff during the calendar year, except pesticides exempt1 from HSA recordkeeping, are submitted to the Department of Pesticide Regulation at least annually, by January 30 of the following year, using the form provided at www.cdpr.ca.gov/schoolipm. (Education Code Section 16711)
Notification
This IPM plan can be found online at the following web address: http://ipm.nmusd.us/IPMPlan
This IPM plan is sent out to all parents, guardians and staff annually.
Review
This IPM plan will be reviewed (and revised, if needed) at least annually to ensure that the information provided is still true and correct.
Date of next review: 7/1/2022

1These pesticides are exempt from all Healthy Schools Act requirements, except the training requirement: 1) products used in self-contained baits or traps, 2) gels or pastes used as crack and crevice treatments, 3) antimicrobials, and 4) pesticides exempt from U.S. EPA registration. (Education Code Section 17610.5)