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.
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District
12820 Pioneer Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650
School District Name
Jose Gutierrez
(562) 210-4047
District IPM Coordinator
IPM Coordinator's Phone Number
E-mail Address
IPM Statement
It is the goal of Norwalk-La Mirada 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
Pest management contracting
Pest management services are contracted to a licensed pest control business.
Pest control business name(s): Pest Options, Gordon Termite
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 LeaksPhysical RemovalManage IrrigationMonitoringOther
Ants preschool rooms 1-2
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
Mosquitos Contact county Vector Control as needed
Red Imported Fire Ants
Spiders Crush with stiff bristle broom, or vacuum
Termites Contact licensed structural pest control operator
Weeds Mechanical and physical removal, 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 GelSyngentaInsecticide100-1498Indoxacarb
Advion Insect GranuleSyngentaInsecticide100-1483Indoxacarb
Advion Roach GelSyngentaInsecticide100-1484Indoxacarb
Alpine WSGBASFInsecticide499-561Dinotefuran
Contrac BloxBell LabsRodenticide12455-79Bromadiolone
Demon MaxSimplotInsecticide100-1218Cypermethrin
D-Fense SCControl SolutionsInsecticide53883-276Deltamethrin
Dimension 270 GSimplotHerbicide7001-375Dithiopyr
Drione InsecticideBayerInsectide432-992Piperonyl butoxide, Pyrethrins, Silica gel
Envoy PlusValentHerbicide59639-132Clethodim
Evergreen PyrethrumMGKInsecticide1021-2560Pyrethrins
Extinguish Plus Fire Ant BaitWellmarkInsecticide2724-496Hydramethylnon S-Methoprene
FinalBell LabsRodenticide12455-90Brodifacoum
FirebackNisusInsecticide1021-2707-64405Permethrin, Piperonyl butoxide, Pyrethrins
Fumitoxin PelletsD&D HoldingsInsecticide/Rodenticide72959-2Aluminum phosphide
Fumitoxin TabletsD&D HoldingsInsecticide/Rodenticide72959-1Aluminum Phosphide
Fusiliade IISyngentaHerbicide100-1084Fluazifop-P-butyl
Garlon 4 UltraDOW AgroSciencesHerbicide62719-527Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester
Imazapyr 4 SLAlligareHerbicide81927-24
Malathion 8LovelandInsecticide34704-474Malathion
Master lineFMCInsecticide73748-7Bifenthrin
Maxforce FC Magnum RoachBayerInsecticide432-1460Fipronil
Nibor DNisusInsecticide64405-8Disodium Octaborate
Nyguard IGRMGKInsecticide1021-1603Pyriproxyfen
Pendulum AquaCapBASFHerbicide241-341Pendimethalin
PowerzonePBI GordonHerbicide2217-834Carfentrazone-ethyl
Pre-M AquaCapLescoHerbicide241-416-10404Pendimethalin
Prosecutor Pro HerbicideLescoHerbicide100-1169Glyphosate
QuicksilverFMC CorporationContact herbicide for brad leaf control279-3265
Ramik GreenHaaco IncRodenticide61282-46Diphacinone
Ramik OatsHacco IncRodenticide61282-24Diphacinone
Ranger ProBayer Cropscience LPHerbicide524-517Glyphosate, N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine
RoundUp CustomMonsantoHerbicide524-343Glyphosate
Siesta Fire Ant BaitBASFInsecticide7969-232Metaflumizone
Specticle FLOBayerPre-Emergents Herbicide432-1518
Speedzone SouthernGordonHerbicide2217-8352,4-D, 2-Ethylhexyl Ester
Stone WallLescoHerbicide10404-89Prodiamine
SuppressWestbridgeHerbicide51517-9Caprylic acid
Suspend SCBayerInsecticide432-763Deltamethrin, 1,2-Propanediol, Nonylphynol ethoxylate branched
Tempo SC UltraBayerInsecticide432-1363Cyfluthrin
Temprid SCBayerInsecticide432-1483Imidacloprid
Terad 3 AgBell LabsRodenticide12455-116Cholecalciferol
Termidor SCBASFInsecticide7969-210Fipronil
Transport GHP InsecticideFMCInsecticide8033-96Acetamiprid,Bifenthrin
Tribute TotalBayerHerbicide432-1519Halosulfuron-methyl, Foramsulfuron, Thiencarbazone-methyl
Vanquish HerbicideSyngentaHerbicide228-397Diglycolamine salt
Vendette Roach Gel BaitMGKInsecticide1021-1828Abamectin
Wasp-FreezeWhitmire Micro-Gen Research Laboratories, Inc.Insecticide499-362d-trans Allethrin, Phenothrin
ZP AG OatsHaccoRodenticide12455-102Zinc 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: 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)