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Notification of Pesticide Application

Part A - Notice

The Wyoming statute 35-7-375 requires notice be provided by school districts not less than seventy-two hours prior to pesticide application on school property and the district shall further notify students, teachers and staff. All notices distributed under this subsection shall include;

  • a distribution date 
  • date of application
  • location of application or treatment area
  • pest to be controlled
  • name of pesticide
  • type of pesticide
  • contact for additional information

All notices distributed under this subsection shall be retained by the school or school district for two years.

Email records of the 72 hour notice may be one way of retaining this information.

Part B - Sign

Additionally, the licensed commercial applicator or other school employee applying pesticides shall post signs at least 12 hours prior to application on the school building or property stating;

  • the date of application
  • the location of the application or treatment area
  • the name of pesticide
  • type of the pesticide to be applied
  • contact for additional information

Upon request, the licensed commercial applicator or other school employee shall provide information on how to obtain additional information on the pesticide.

Not less than twelve hours before application of pesticides within school buildings, signs shall be posted at main entrances to school buildings and at the entrances to the specific application area within buildings.

If pesticide application is made outdoors to any area adjacent to a school building or on property used by the district for student activities or playgrounds, signs shall be posted immediately adjacent to the treated area and at the entrance to the district property.

The signs shall remain posted for seventy-two hours.

Disinfectants and sanitizers used by school employees for cleaning purposes and insect or rodent bait stations of the type available for home use are exempted from the notification and posting requirements.

Follow all reentry precautions from the pesticide label.

Click here for the Wyoming HB0028 - Pesticides in schools.


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