Integrated Pest Management
SISD recognized that structural pests and landscape pests or weeds
can pose a significant problem to both humans and property. It is the
policy of SISD to incorporate an Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
program to control structural and landscape pests and weeds. The
district IPM Coordinator is responsible for insuring that the district
IPM policy and plan is maintained and all SPCB (State Pest Control
Board) regulations are followed.
The IPM program will ensure that the least toxic control measures
will be used with emphasis given to baits and non-chemical control
Through standard purchasing procedures, the district will contract
with a local contractor for structural and landscape pest control. The
district will require the private contractor providing pest control
services to follow all Structural Pest Control Board (SPCB) guidelines
as they pertain to schools and to follow the SISD IPM policy and plan.
As required by SPCB, the contractor must post treatment notices at
each site and complete monthly inspection forms. The forms are used to
monitor the level and type of pests or to note area requiring repair to
prevent pest entry or harborage.