Pest Management

Mooresville Schools has adopted an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach for controlling insects, rodents, and weeds in school buildings and on our grounds. Our IPM approach focuses on making our buildings and grounds an unfavorable place for pests to live and breed.

Through maintenance and cleaning, we will reduce or eliminate available food and water sources, and hiding places for the pests. We also routinely monitor the school area to detect pest problems and prevent the pests from becoming established. Some IPM techniques we will employ include monitoring, increased sanitation, sealing entry points, physically removing the pest, and modifying storage practices.

From time to time, it may be necessary to use chemicals to control a pest or weed problem. Chemicals will only be used when necessary, and will not be routinely applied. When chemicals must be used, the school will use the least toxic products which will get the job done. Access to treated areas will be secured against unauthorized access for the period specified on the pesticide label. Notices will be posted at application sites and will remain there until the posted safe re-entry time is met. School personnel will be made aware of any chemical treatments needed.

For your information, we have a list of pesticides and material safety and data sheets (MSDS) that may be used in or near school buildings. This list may be obtained by contacting our facilities and maintenance department at 317-831-0950, extension 2032.

For information regarding common health issues involving pests, such as lice or bedbugs, please refer to our Student Health Services page.

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