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For Pest Management Professionals

Before conducting any pesticide related work in schools, daycare centers and school age child care programs, pesticide applicators must ensure that the appropriate IPM Plan is on file with the Department of Agricultural Resources. Check to Locate a Plan link on the sidebar.

Applicators are also required to provide administrators with standard written notification information including a notification form, a consumer information bulletin and appropriate pesticide fact sheets. Applicators need to be sure that the appropriate notification procedures have been followed before they do any pesticide applications outdoors on school property.

The Essentials

Background Information - Questions & Answers (June, 2003)
The basics requirements of the Children and Families Protection Act are presented in a question and answer format…

Children's and Families' Protection Act of 2000 (April, 2000)
The full text of the act signed into law by Governor Cellucci in April 2000…

User Guide for Applicators & Administrators
A guide for administrators and pesticide applicators which defines school property, and provides greater details on how to ensure compliance...

Frequently Asked Questions About the Act
A collection of questions and answers developed over the past few years which addresses issues ranging from "aesthetic pesticide use" to "unique situations"...

Integrated Pest Management Plan

What is Integrated Pest Management (IPM) ?
Integrated pest management is an effective, environmentally friendly approach to pest management that relies on a combination of commonsense practices…

IPM Plan Guidelines
General guidelines for developing an IPM plan…

Locate an IPM plan
Use the interactive IPM plan website to identify whether your client has complied with the law by developing indoor and outdoor IPM plans…

Create an IPM plan
An interactive IPM plan creation tool for schools, daycares and school age child care programs.

IPM Template
Only for daycares with no hope of access to the internet, this IPM template is a mechanism which allows them to develop their IPM plans in order to comply…

Pesticides

Pesticides exempt from the law

On the Indoor property of schools, daycare centers and school age childcare programs, the law allows the use of certain pesticide products which are referred to as "minimum risk 25b products…

Pesticides prohibited by law
Pesticides which contain inert ingredients of toxicological concern or which are considered to be likely or probable human carcinogens are prohibited from use under the law…


Forms

Standard written notification requirements and forms
Applicators must provide the school/ daycare center or school age child care program administrator with the standard written notification forms and ensure that notification has been effected prior to conducting any work…

Emergency Waiver Forms
Where a human health emergency requires the immediate use of pesticides or the use of pesticides prohibited under the law, schools/ daycares/ school age child care programs can apply for an emergency exemption from the local Board of Health Agent or Department of Agricultural Resources.

Integrated Pest Management Resources

Integrated Pest Management Kit for Building Managers [PDF]
How to implement an IPM Program in buildings. A useful guide for building managers and applicators...

IPM and Lawncare: Homeowners Guide to Environmentally Sound Lawncare
This guide will show you how to maintain a healthy lawn in a way that minimizes the need to use pesticides including insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides...

IPM and Water Well Being: One Stop Shopping for Information About Responsible Pesticide and Fertilizer Use
Water Well-Being promotes awareness of IPM, control options for common pests and weeds, soil testing, water conservation, procedures for hiring commercial applicators and proper storage and disposal...

Are you providing safe drinking water for your school? [PDF]
Drinking water provided by schools is regulated under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and state laws and regulations. If the school you are working in has its own on-site well water system, it is regulated as a public water system, and school officials are responsible for making sure the water is safe…