School District Integrated Pest Management Plan
This document summarizes the information found in the completed template that meets the Healthy Schools Act requirement for an integrated pest management (IPM) plan. An IPM plan is required if a school district uses pesticides1.
Santa Ana Unified School District
1601 East Chestnut Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92701-6322
School District Name
Marcos Ramirez
(714) 796-9089
District IPM Coordinator
IPM Coordinator's Phone Number
E-mail Address
IPM Statement
It is the goal of Santa Ana Unified School District to implement IPM by focusing on long-term prevention or suppression of pests through accurate pest identification, by frequent monitoring for pest presence, by applying appropriate action levels, and by making the habitat less conducive to pests using sanitation and mechanical and physical controls. Pesticides that are effective will be used in a manner that minimizes risks to people, property, and the environment, and only after other options have been shown ineffective.
Our pest management objectives are to:
Practice effective pest management while utilizing the most effective, least toxic control methods available to us.
IPM team
In addition to the IPM Coordinator, other individuals who are involved in purchasing, making IPM decisions, applying pesticides, and complying with the Healthy Schools Act requirements, include:
NameTitleRole in IPM Program
Tony NequetteManager, Grounds Maintenance
Pest management contracting
Pest management services are contracted to a licensed pest control business.
Pest control business name(s): Pest Options, Western Exterminators
Prior to entering into a contract, the school district has confirmed that the pest control business understands the training requirement and other requirements of the Healthy Schools Act.
Pest identification, monitoring, and inspection
Pest Identification is done by: Respond to reports, work orders, and contracted inspections.
Monitoring and inspecting for pests and conditions that lead to pest problems are done regularly by Contracted inspections as well as district personnel. and results are communicated to the IPM Coordinator.
Specific information about monitoring and inspecting for pests, such as locations, times, or techniques include:
Mechanical and glue traps, visual inspection
Pests and non-chemical management practices
This school district has identified the following pests and routinely uses the following non-chemical practices to prevent pests from reaching the action level:
PestRemove FoodFix LeaksSeal CracksInstall BarriersPhysical RemovalTraps/Exempt BaitsManage IrrigationOther
Ants Treat with soapy water
Birds Visual deterrents, screens
Biting/Stinging Insects Distinguish between travelling swarms vs established hives
Cockroaches Treat with soapy water
Crawling Insects Includes crickets, silverfish, millipedes, centipedes, and beetles
Fleas Must inspect for infestation prior to treatment, vacuum daily
Flying Insects Includes flies, gnats, crane flies, fruit flies, and any other non-biting insects
Landscape Insects High pressure hose, beneficial insects, proper plant care
RIFA Red Imported Fire Ants
Spiders Crush or vacuum
Termites Contact licensed structural pest control operator
Weeds Mulch
Chemical pest management practices

If non-chemical methods are ineffective, the school district will consider pesticides only after careful monitoring indicates that they are needed according to pre-established action levels and will use pesticides that pose the least possible hazard and are effective in a manner that minimizes risks to people, property and the environment.

This school district expects the following pesticides (pesticide products and active ingredients) to be applied during the year. (This list includes pesticides that will be applied by school district staff or licensed pest control businesses.):

ProductManufacturerPurposeEPA NumberActive Ingredients
Advion Ant GelSyngentaAnts100-1498Indoxacarb
Advion Fire Ant BaitSyngentaFire Ants100-1481Indoxacarb
Advion Insect GranuleSyngentaInsects100-1483Indoxacarb
Advion Roach Gel BaitSyngentaRoaches100-1484Indoxacarb
Alpine Roach BaitBASFRoaches499-507Dinotefuran
Alpine WSGWhitmore Micro-GenWater Soluble Granule Insecticide499-561Dinotefuran
Contrac BloxBell LabsRodents12455-79Bromadiolone
D-Fense SCControl SolutionsInsects53883-276Deltamethrin
Dimension Ultra 40WPDow AgroSciencesWeeds62719-445-ZADithiopyr
Ditrac All Weather BloxBell LabsRodents12455-80Diphacinone
Drione DustBayerInsects432-992Pyrethrins
Drive XLR8BASFWeed control7969-272-AAQuinclorac
First Strike Soft BaitLiphatechRodents7173-258Difethialone
FlorelMontereyPlant Growth Regulator54705-8Ethephon
FumitoxinD&D HoldingsBurrowing Rodents72959-1Aluminum Phosphide
LontrelDow Agro SciencesBroadleaf weed control in the turf62719-305clopyralid
Master lineUnivarInsects73748-7Bifenthrin
Merit 0.5 GBayerGranular Insecticide432-1328Imidacloprid
Motomco Gopher KillerBell LabsRodents12455-18Zinc Phosphide
Nibor DNisusinsects64405-8Disodium Octaborate
Nyguard IGRMGKInsect IGR1021-1603Pyriproxyfen
Precor IGRZoeconInsects2724-352(S)-Methoprene
Ramik GreenNeogenRodents61282-46Diphacinone
Ramik OatsHacco Inc.Burrowing Rodents61282-24Diphacinone
Rodeo HerbicideDow AgroWeeds62719-324Glyphosate
RoundUp Pro MaxMonsantoHerbicide524-579Glyphosate
Safari 20 SGValentInsects86203-11-AADinotefuran
SiestaBASFFire Ants7969-232Metaflumizone
Sluggo plusMontereySnails/Slugs67702-24-54705Iron Phosphate
Speedzone SouthernGordonWeeds2217-8352,4-D, 2-Ethylhexyl Ester
Sure Guard SCNufarmPre-emergent Herbicide71368-114Flumioxazin
Suspend SCBayerInsects432-763Deltamethrin
Talstar P ProFMCInsecticide279-3206Bifenthrin
Tekko ProCSIInsects53883-335Pyriproxyfen Novaluron
Tempo SC UltraBayerInsects432-1363Cyfluthrin
Temprid SCBayerInsects432-1483Imidacloprid
Terad 3 Bait BloxBell LabsRodents12455-106Cholecalciferol
Termidor SCBASFInsects7969-210Fipronil
ZP Ag OatsBellRodents12455-102-3240Zinc-Phosphide
Healthy Schools Act
This school district complies with the notification, posting, recordkeeping, and all other requirements of the Healthy Schools Act. (Education Code Sections 17608 - 17613, 48980.3; Food & Agricultural Code Sections 13180 - 13188)

Every year school district employees who make pesticide applications receive the following training prior to pesticide use:

Pesticide specific safety training (Title 3 California Code of Regulations 6724)
School IPM training course approved by the Department of Pesticide Regulation (Education Code Section 16714; Food & Agricultural Code Section 13186.5).
Submittal of pesticide use reports
Reports of all pesticides applied by school district staff during the calendar year, except pesticides exempt1 from HSA recordkeeping, are submitted to the Department of Pesticide Regulation at least annually, by January 30 of the following year, using the form provided at (Education Code Section 16711)
This IPM plan can be found online at the following web address:
This IPM plan is sent out to all parents, guardians and staff annually.
This IPM plan will be reviewed (and revised, if needed) at least annually to ensure that the information provided is still true and correct.
Date of next review: 2/13/2018

1These pesticides are exempt from all Healthy Schools Act requirements, except the training requirement: 1) products used in self-contained baits or traps, 2) gels or pastes used as crack and crevice treatments, 3) antimicrobials, and 4) pesticides exempt from U.S. EPA registration. (Education Code Section 17610.5)