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Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a systematic approach to managing pests focusing on long-term prevention or suppression with minimal impact on human health, the environment, and non-target organism.  The District's strategies for managing pest populations, should they develop, will be based upon the pest species and whether that species poses a threat to our students, staff, property or the environment.

The District’s IPM program was implemented in 1999.  All applications are performed by a licensed applicator, contracted by the school district.  The program goal is to use minimal amounts of pesticide to control the pest population in and around our schools (1,600,000 square feet of building space and 300 acres of grounds).

The District’s IPM program protects individuals from an imminent threat from stinging and biting insects including venomous spiders, bees, wasps and hornets. In the event of an emergency treatment, notification will be made as soon as practicable.

If you wish to receive 48-hour prior notification of a pesticide application, please contact your school office to have your name placed on a list for this purpose.  If you have any questions regarding the District's IPM program, please call 716-626-8070.

Additional information may be obtained by calling the National Pesticide Telecommunication Network information phone number 800-858-7378 or the New York State Department of Health Center for Environmental Health information line at 800-484-1158.