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Download any of these Word or Excel templates and modify them as needed.
Pest problems can be prevented through sanitation, exclusion and a reduction of pest harborage.
In addition to recording landscape history on data sheets for each location, digital images of patterns or problems in the landscape can also be helpful for future reference.
List the weeds and any underlying reason for the problems on the weed scouting data sheet.
Trap monitoring sheets record pests caught and identify seasonal risk factors and areas with a high frequency of problems.
Pest Sighting Report Sheets can be made available to staff and reported to the IPM Coordinator as soon as a peat is sighted.
The Wyoming Environmental Pesticide Control Act of 1973 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. Email records of the 72 hour notice may be one way of retaining this information.
Not less than twelve (12) 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 (72) hours.
Records are best kept on a standard form to be sure all the necessary data is logged every time. The Pest Control Application Form includes the types of information that needs to be recorded for each application. Since this form is inclusive, only the items that apply to the situation need to be recorded.
This School IPM policy template can be used as it is or adapted for the individual location.