The Central School District Maintenance and Operations Department is committed to providing the most attractive grounds in the State. We have always worked to accomplish this with a minimum use of pesticides, and those we do use are of the most benign nature possible. We only use products with a caution label that has the lowest hazard rating possible. This notice is in response to the implementation January 1, 2001, of the Health Schools Act of 2000.
For all of our schools, we use three types of products.
Pre-emergents - products that stop germination of many weed seeds.
Snapshot - used in planters to limit weed growth
Dimension - granular, used in turf
Pendulum - liquid, used in open areas
Surflan - liquid, used in open areas
Post-emergents - products that are used on existing weeds in and out of planted areas
Wipeout/Trimec - liquid, used to control broadleaf weeds in turf
Lontrell/Turflon - liquid, used to control broadleaf weeds in turf
Finale - kills weeds in open ground
Insecticides - products that are used to control undesirable insects that may infiltrate into the classrooms
Suspend SC - liquid, used for large-scale infestations while allowing the baits to control the problem long term
Sluggo-Iron Phosphate - naturally occurs in soil, controls snails
Clorox Germicidal Bleach - controls mold
Fumitoxin - controls gophers/ground squirrels
E-rase - controls powdery mildew on shrubs/plants
Demand CS, Talstar CA, Terro, depending on conditions, used to control insects
Talstar, Prelude, Tim-Bor - used to control termites
Central School District will make every effort to apply these chemicals during student breaks (non-school days) or before students arrive at school.