Pest Management

Advisory to Parents/Guardians - Pest Management

State of Michigan law requires that schools and daycare centers that may apply pesticides on school or daycare property must provide an annual advisory to parents or guardians of students attending the facility.

Please be advised that the Dundee Community School District utilizes an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to control pests. IPM is a pest management system that utilizes all suitable techniques In a total pest management system with the intent of preventing pests from reaching unacceptable levels or reducing an existing population to an acceptable level. Pest management techniques emphasize sanitation, pest exclusion, and biological controls.  One of the objectives of using an IPM approach is to reduce or eliminate the need for chemical applications of pesticides.  However, certain situations may require the need for pesticides to be utilized.

As required by State of Michigan law, you will receive advance notice regarding the non-emergency application of a pesticide such as an insecticide, fungicide, or herbicide, other than a bait or gel formulation, that is made to the school or daycare grounds or buildings during this school year.  Please note that notification is not given for the use of sanitizers, germicides, disinfectants, or anti-microbial cleaners.  In certain emergencies, such as an infestation of stinging insects, pesticides may be applied without prior notice to prevent injury to students, but you will be notified following any such application.  Advance notification of pesticide applications, other than a bait or gel formulation, will be given by at least 2 methods. The first method will be by posting at the main entrance to the school / day-care center.  The second method will be by posting information on the Dundee Community Schools District website.  Please be advised that parents or guardians of children attending the school or daycare center are entitled to receive the advance notice of a pesticide application, other than a bait or gel formulation, by first class United States mail postmarked at least 3 days before the pesticide application, if they so request.   If you prefer to receive the notification by first class mail, please complete the request form and mail it to:

Dundee Community Schools                                                   
Attn.: Pesticide Notification                                                         
420 Ypsilanti Street                                                               
Dundee, MI 48131

 

Please be advised that parents or guardians of children attending the school may review the school’s Integrated Pest Management program and records of any pesticide application upon request.

Questions regarding pesticide treatments may be directed to the Facilities Director at 734.529.2350 ext. 11007