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Enforcement in Action - School Integrated Pest Management

School Integrated Pest Management

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The Pesticide Control Program worked with Senate sponsors, school officials, industry, and the NJ Environmental Federation to help develop the bill signed into law by Governor McGreevey which requires the pest control strategy of IPM to be adopted and implemented in all schools in NJ. IPM requires many approaches to be used to effectively control pests, not solely relying on the routine use of pesticides. Overall, this approach should decrease pesticide use and potential exposure to teachers, staff and students (children being a sensitive population to chemical hazards) in the school environment. When pesticides are used, a notification scheme to parents, staff and students is required. The law directs the Department to develop by December 2003 a model IPM policy for schools to follow, and directs schools to adopt and implement the policy by July 2004.
New School IPM Compliance Assistance Materials

 
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