IPM and AAA Pest Control
AAA Pest Control specializes in School IPM Plans throughout New Jersey. Under New Jersey law all schools below college level are required to have an IPM Plan and IPM Coordinator. We work with school districts to implement a plan that is safe, efficient, and cost effective. We use various types of pest control such as, low impact pesticides, habitat modification, biological controls, and mechanical controls. All mandatory record keeping is done on site during application and is required to be kept for 3-5 years depending on the pest. All required notifications and posting are done in a timely manner. AAA Pest Control follows a strict guideline for IPM School Plans. Our IPM Plan is the key to the success of the IPM Program in your school. If you would like to discuss an IPM plan for your school district do not hesitate to call me at my direct number 201-835-5769.
School IPM Plan Goals:
The roles, responsibilities, and training requirements of all members of the School Community regarding integrated pest management at the school are clearly defined. The school community consists of all groups associated with your school, and will vary from location to location. Some fairly standard groups include the school administration, the IPM coordinator, students, teachers and other school staff, parent-teacher associations or organizations and vendors or contractors including pest control professionals.
School pest identification. Initially identify interior and exterior pests for your school by historic account and by direct monitoring. List and then learn about the pests that are in your 108 school now or that can be expected at a given point during a normal school year. Establish monitoring methods and schedules.
Establish record keeping policies and record keeping forms. Some good forms are available for download at the NJDEP or Rutgers IPM in Schools web sites, or you can make your own. Pest prevention and control to maintain a healthy school environment. Decide what nonchemical pest controls will be routinely practiced at the school.
Establish action threshold levels for all anticipated pests. The importance of this step can not be over-stated. Action thresholds are the number of or frequency of a pest that will trigger the need for action and the possibly the use of a chemical control. Define the prescribed use of a low impact versus a non-low impact pesticide for identified pests. Maintain records of all pesticide applications. Keep the School Community informed. The law requires that all schools issue an annual notice of their school IPM program. Make records available for public inspection. Establish pre-notification procedures for when or if you must use non-low impact pesticides. Adopt notification procedures for the emergency use of non-low impact pesticides. Establish posting procedures for interior and exterior areas that are treated with non-low impact pesticides.
Evaluate and revise your School IPM Plan annually. Update your school’s IPM priority list as projects are completed. Discuss what is working well in your plan and what is not, what was cumbersome and what went easily, and adjust your plan accordingly. Your school IPM plan will always be a ‘living document’ subject to change, but in the first several years it’s likely to be a very dynamic document as your school becomes less and less pest friendly.