Integrated Pest Management

The Franklin Township Community School system practices Integrated Pest Management (IPM), a program that combines preventative techniques, non-chemical pest control methods, and the appropriate use of pesticides with a preference for products that are the least harmful to human health and the environment. Through maintenance and cleaning, the district will reduce or eliminate available food, water sources and hiding places for pests. Routine monitoring will also be used to detect pest problems and prevent the pests from becoming established. Some IPM techniques will employ increased sanitation, sealing entry points, physically removing the pest, and modifying storage practices.

From time to time, it may be necessary to use chemicals to control a pest problem. Chemicals will only be used when necessary and will not be routinely applied. When chemicals must be used, the school will try to use the least toxic products.

The school district is establishing a registry of people who wish to be notified prior to pesticide applications. To be included in this registry, please click on the link below, complete the form and submit it to your school’s main office.

IPM Notification Request Form

IPM Protocol

IPM Parent Information Letter

IPM Action Thresholds

Integrated Pest Management Coordinator
Terri Levy
(317) 803-5030