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.
Contacts
Santa Ana Unified School District
1601 East Chestnut Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92701-6322
School District Name
Address
Marcos Ramirez
(714) 796-9089
marcos.ramirez@sausd.us
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
Maria Leon Office Manager
Judith Mosqueda
Pest management contracting
Pest management services are contracted to a licensed pest control business.
Pest control business name(s): Pest Options, Western Exterminators, RPW Services
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
Gophers
Landscape Insects High pressure hose, beneficial insects, proper plant care
Rats/Mice
RIFA Red Imported Fire Ants
Snails/Slugs
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
Advance 375A Granular Ant Bait BASFAnts 499-370-ZDABAMECTIN
Advion Ant Bait ArenaSyngentaAnts 100-1485-AAINDOXACARB
Advion Ant GelSyngentaAnts100-1498-AAIndoxacarb
Advion Cockroach Arena SyngentaCockroach100-1486-AAINDOXACARB
Advion Fire Ant BaitSyngentaFire Ants100-1481-AAIndoxacarb
Advion Insect GranuleSyngentaInsects100-1483-AAIndoxacarb
Advion Roach Gel BaitSyngentaCockroach100-1484-AAIndoxacarb
Alpine Roach BaitBASFCockroach499-507-ZCDinotefuran
Alpine WSGWhitmore Micro-GenInsecticide499-561-ZADinotefuran
Arena .25GValentInsecticide59639-157-AA CLOTHIANIDIN
Avert Dry Flowable Cockroach Bait BASFCockroach499-294-ZBABAMECTIN
Barricade 4FLSyngentaWeeds100-1139-ZBPRODIAMINE
Contrac BloxBell LabsRodents12455-79-AABromadiolone
Dimension Ultra 40WPDow AgroSciencesWeeds62719-445-ZADithiopyr
Dominant 1% Liquid Ant Bait NisusAnts 64405-24-AA BORAX
Drive XLR8BASFWeed control7969-272-AAQuinclorac
Fastrac All Weather BloxBellRodents12455-95-AABROMETHALIN
First Strike Soft BaitLiphatechRodents7173-258-AADifethialone
FlorelMontereyPlant Growth Regulator54705-8-AAEthephon
FumitoxinD&D HoldingsBurrowing Rodents72959-1-ZAAluminum Phosphide
Generation Mini-BlocksLiphatechRodents7173-218-AADIFETHIALONE
Intice Thiquid Ant Bait RockwellAnts 73079-7-AA BORAX
LontrelDow Agro Sciences weeds62719-305-AAclopyralid
Maki Mini BlockLiphatechRodents7173-202-ZBBROMADIOLONE
Master lineUnivarInsecticide73748-7-AABifenthrin
Maxforce Impact Roach Gel Bait BayerCockroach432-1531-AA CLOTHIANIDIN
Maxforce Quantum Ant Bait BayerAnyts432-1506-AA IMIDACLOPRID
Merit 0.5 GBayerGranular Insecticide432-1328-AAImidacloprid
Motomco Gopher KillerBell LabsRodents12455-18-ZD-3240Zinc Phosphide
Niban FG Granular NisusInsects64405-2-ZABORIC ACID
Niban Granular BaitNisusInsects 64405-2-AA BORIC ACID
Nibor DNisusinsects64405-8-ZADisodium Octaborate
Nyguard IGRMGKInsect IGR1021-1603-ZAPyriproxyfen
NyGuard Plus Flea and Tick SprayMGKFleas1021-2580-AAPYRIPROXYFEN/ PHENOTHRIN/N-OCTYL BICYCLOHEPTENE DICARBOXIMIDE/
Optiguard Ant GelSyngentaAnts100-1260-ZATHIAMETHOXAM
Optiguard Cockroach BaitSyngentaCockroach100-1290-AAEMAMECTIN BENZOATE
PignX Caulking GelBio-Repellent Bird Repellent 84418-1-AACAPSICUM OLEORESIN
Precor IGRZoeconFlea IGR2724-352-ZC(S)-Methoprene
Pro-SedgeNufamWeeds228-711-AAHalosulfuron-methyl
QuikProMonsantoWeeds524-535-ZAGlyphosate
Ramik GreenHaccoRodents61282-46-ZBDiphacinone
Ramik OatsHacco Inc.Burrowing Rodents61282-24-AADiphacinone
RoundUp Pro MaxMonsantoHerbicide524-579-AAGlyphosate
Sluggo plusMontereySnails/Slugs67702- 3-AA- 54705Iron Phosphate
Speedzone SouthernGordonWeeds2217-835-ZA2,4-D, 2-Ethylhexyl Ester
Sure Guard SCNufarmWeeds71368-114-ZAFLUMIOXAZIN
Sureguard SCNufarmWeeds71369-114-ZAFLUMIOXAZIN
Suspend SCBayerInsects432-763-ZCDeltamethrin
Talstar P ProFMCInsecticide279-3206-ZCBifenthrin
Tekko ProCSIInsects53883-335-AAPyriproxyfen Novaluron
Tempo SC UltraBayerInsects432-1363-AACyfluthrin
Temprid SCBayerInsects432-1483-AAImidacloprid
Terad 3 Bait BloxBell LabsRodents12455-106-AACholecalciferol
Termidor SCBASFInsects7969-210-AAFipronil
ZP AG OatsBellRodents 12455- 102-ZA- 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)
Training

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 www.cdpr.ca.gov/schoolipm. (Education Code Section 16711)
Notification
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.
Review
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: 7/1/2022

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)