Institution

At APC, we use a preventative maintenance program for health facilities, schools, colleges and universities. This is vigilance and zero pesticide programs.

The safety of people, pets and the environment is extremely important to us. For thus reason, whenever possible, we use Integrated Pest Management ( IPM).

IPM is a consumer and environmentally friendly pest control program that combines the use of non-chemical methods with the prudent and minimal use of pesticides.

IPM procedures include:

  • Pro Active Inspections
  • Consumer Pest Control Education
  • Pest Monitoring Devices
  • Baits Replace Pesticides Sprays
  • Exclusion Screening, Caulk or Foam
  • IGR’s Insect Growth Regulators
  • Improved Trash & Garbage Disposal
  • Glue Boards/Tin Cats Replace Rodenticides
  • Crack and Crevice Residuals
  • Non-Chemical Powders

Pesticides in Schools

Pesticides are used widely, routinely and often unnecessarily. Children are especially vulnerable and disproportionally exposed to pesticides. Safer, effective alternatives to the routine use of pesticides exist and have been successfully implement in schools around the country.

The good news is that Illinois laws require safer pest control management practices in public schools. The first requirement is to adopt an Integrated Pest Management Program or IPM indoors. IPM emphasizes prevention of pest problems and non-chemical control methods.

This law also requires schools to notify parents and staff two business days prior to pesticide applications in school buildings. This law also requires schools to notify parents and staff two business days prior to pesticide applications in school grounds. Schools and parents are becoming increasingly aware of the dangers of pesticide use in schools and helped support similar legislation around the country.

APC can help school districts improve their pest control practices by encouraging them to implement an IPM and notification program. School administrators will be more conscious about their pest control policies if they know parents are concerned about the issue and tracking there progress of implementation.


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