Tekonsha Community Schools has an Integrated Pest Management program. Inherent with this are the District’s efforts to reduce pesticide use as much as possible. While it may occasionally be necessary to apply a pesticide, these will only be used as a last resort. The Pest Management program that is used is through the following company:
Bullseye Pest Defense
7815 Valley Hwy, Vermontville, MI 49096
(888) 898-8229 www.BullseyePestDefense.com
This program does not rely on routine pesticide applications to resolve problems. They use various techniques such as habitat alteration, sanitation, mechanical means, exclusion, etc. to prevent pest from becoming a problem.
Parents will receive advanced notice of the application of a pesticide, other than bait or gel formulations at your child’s school. This advance notice of the application will be given 48 hours before the application. The law requires us to do this notification by using two methods. The first method required by the law is the posting at the primary entrances to your child’s school. The entrances that will be posted are those entrances that have a sidewalk that leads directly to a parking lot. The second method we are going to use is the posting in a common area located by the main office of the school. Parents are also entitled to receive this notice by first-class United States mail postmarked at least 3 days before the application. If you would like to be notified by mail please contact your child’s school building secretary. Please give the secretary your name, mailing address and what school your child attends.
In an emergency (for example, bees nest), pesticides may be applied without prior notice, but parents will be provided notice following any such application.
You may review the IPM program or pesticide application records for your child’s school by calling your child’s building secretary.