The Cedar Springs Public School’s Integrated Pest Management contractor EnviroSafe, Inc. and our staff have been working to eliminate a pest concern (mosquito larvae) at your child's school. Given the nature and location of this pest they felt it was warranted to apply a pesticide to try to resolve this concern.
A controlled pesticide application, using a product approved by the EPA, will be applied. The application will be done by technicians who are State Licensed and trained in the use of pesticides. The treatment is described below:
Schools: Middle School
Date of application: June 15 to June 19, 2020
Area treated: Fields
Description of treatment:Armazon Pro and Buccaneer plus (glyphosate)
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the District's Operation’s Office at 902-2973. If you would like more information on pesticides you may call the National Pesticide Information Center at (800) 858-7378 or the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (800) 292-3939. Information may also be found on the web at www.npic.orst.edu.
Cedar Springs Public Schools has adopted an Integrated Pest Management program. Inherent with this are Cedar Springs' efforts to reduce pesticide use as much as possible. While it may occasionally be necessary to apply a pesticide, this program does not rely on routine pesticide applications to resolve problems. We use various techniques such as habitat alteration, sanitation, mechanical means, exclusion, etc. to prevent the pests from becoming a problem.
As required by Michigan law, you will receive advanced notice of non-emergency application of a pesticide (insecticide, fungicide, or herbicide), other than bait or gel formulation, which is made to the school, school grounds, or buildings. This advance notice of a pesticide application will be given 48 hours before the application by the following two methods:
1.) Posting at the primary entrances to your child's school. The entrances that will be posted are the main entrance and those that have a sidewalk that leads directly to a parking lot.
2.) Posting in the common area located by the main office of the school.
Please note that notification is not given for 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 promptly notified following any such application, via the two posting methods identified (above).
You may review the school's Integrated Pest Management program and records of any pesticide application upon request by contacting Ken Simon, Director of Facilities, Maintenance and Operations, (616) 696-1204 ext. 1010.
Parents or guardians of children attending the school are also 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 lease 3 days before the application, if they so request. If you would like to be notified by mail please contact the Operations Department and/or Ken Simon at the following number (616) 696-1204 ext. 1010. Please give the Department person or secretary, your name, mailing address and what school(s) your child or children attend and they will put your name on the advance notification by US Mail list.