Integrated Pest Management

Integrated pest management (IPM) is the process implemented by the District to address the use of pesticides and herbicides in our schools to help ensure students and staff safety. IPM is based on prevention, monitoring, and control with the goal to eliminate or reduce the use of pesticides and herbicides.

The Healthy Schools Act of 2000 requires that all school districts provide parents or guardians of students with annual written notification of expected pesticide use on school sites. Use of many of the pesticides listed on the notification may not be required depending on conditions.

No pesticides are used in individual classroom garden plots unless specifically requested by the person responsible for maintaining the garden. Further information on pesticides and their alternatives may be obtained at California Pesticides Regulation.

Prior to every pesticide application, signs are posted at the school site indicating the date of intended application and the pesticide to be used. Parents or guardians may register to receive individual prior notification of pesticide applications. Those listed on this registry receive notification of intended pesticide application at least 72 hours before pesticides are applied.

If you would like to be notified every time we apply a pesticide in the district, please email the information required to [email protected] or complete and mail the form included in the Annual Pesticide letter below to:

Davis Joint Unified School District
Maintenance & Operations
1919 Fifth Street
Davis, CA 95616

If you have any questions, please contact the Maintenance & Operations Department at 530-757- 5385 or at [email protected].

Annual Pesticide Letter - English
Annual Pesticide Letter - Spanish
2023-24 Master Pesticide List