SBUSD Integrated Pest Management Plan

School District Integrated Pest Management Plan
When completed, this template meets the Healthy Schools Act requirement for an integrated pest management (IPM) plan. An IPM plan is required if a school district uses pesticides.


School District Name:  South Bay Union School District
Address:  6077 Loma Ave, Eureka, CA 95 503
District IPM Coordinator:  Shannon Wilson
IPM Coordinator's Phone Number:  707-267-9175
Email Address:

IPM statement

It is the goal of South Bay Union 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:  Focus on long term pest prevention is a safe responsible manner.


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:

Name and/or Title Role in IPM program

  • Gary Storts
    Title:  Principal/Superintendent
    Role:  Purchasing
    Role:  Making IPM decisions 
  • Shannon Wilson
    Title:  IPM Coordinator
    Role: IPM Coordinator Purchasing
    Role:  Making IPM decisions
    Role:  Applying Product
  • Joe Maschmeier
    Title:  Custodian
    Role:  Applying Products
  • Michelle Livingston
    Title:  Custodian
    Role:  Applying Products
  • Derek Hansen
    Title:  Custodian
    Role:  Applying Products

Pest management contracting

Pest management services are contracted to a licensed pest control business.

  • Pest Control Business name(s): Accurate Pest Solutions
  • 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:  Accurate Pest Solutions and Shannon Wilson
  • Monitoring and inspecting for pests and conditions that lead to pest problems are done regularly by Shannon Wilson and custodial staff and results are communicated to the IPM Coordinator.
  • Specific information about monitoring and inspecting for pests, such as locations, times, or techniques include:  Daily, weekly and monthly visual inspections in key areas of the campuses.

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:

  • Pest:  Ants
    Solution:  Remove food, Fix leaks, Seal cracks, Install barriers, Physical removal, Traps
    Other:  Monthly service from Accurate Pest Solutions to irradicate the ants.
  • Pest:  Gophers/Moles
    Solution:  Traps
  • Pest:  Birds
    Solution:  Install barriers
    Other:  Artificial predators in key areas
  • Pest:  Mice
    Solution:  Remove food, Seal cracks, Traps
  • Pest:  Weeds/Briars
    Solution:  Physical removal

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.):
Round Up: lsopropylamine salt of N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine: Terro Ant Killer:Parllethrin (ETOC”), Esfenvalerate:MGK-264 (N-Octyl Bicycloheptene Dicarboximide: Lilly Miller Blackberry and Brush KillerTriclopyr, TEA

Healthy Schools Act

This school district complies with the notification, posting, record keeping, and all other requirements of the Healthy Schools Act. (Education Code Sections 17 608- 17 613, 48 980.3; Food & Agricultural Code Sections 13 180- 13 188)


  • 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 16 714; Food & Agricultural Code Section 13 186.5).

Submittal of pesticide use reports
Reports of all pesticides applied by school district staff during the calendar year, except pesticides exempt1 from HSA record keeping, 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. (Education Code Section 16 711)

This school district has made this IPM plan publicly available by the following methods:

  • This IPM plan can be found online at the following web address:
  • This IPM plan is sent out to all parents, guardians, and staff annually.


  • 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: 5/26/2018

I acknowledge that I have reviewed this school district's /PM Plan and it is true and correct.
Signature:  Shannon Wilson
Date: 5/26/2017

**These 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 1761 0.5)