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.

 

Notification

Parents or guardians may request prior notification of specific pesticide applications made at the school. To receive notification, you must be placed on the notification registry. For normal applications, registrants will be notified at least 72 hours before a pesticide is applied. Mass notification will occur on this website. When applicable (dependent upon area of application and time of year), notification will also be made through the school, the athletic department, etc.  If a chemical application must be made to control an emergency pest problem, notice will be provided as soon as possible prior to or after the application. Exemptions to this notification include cleaners (disinfectants), baits and gels, and any EPA exempt pesticides. If you would like to be placed on this registry, please contact your child’s school.

If you have any questions, please call the Facilities and Maintenance Department at 317-831-0950 (extension 2032)  for further information about school Integrated Pest Management.

 

Applying Herbicides

Any planned applications will be posted on this website.

The following applications are planned for Aug. 10-12, 2018 - Allison Farms: MHS soccer fields will be sprayed as needed with fertilizer, vegetation control, and fungicide. 

The following applications are planned for Aug. 3-4, 2018 - Mooresville Schools: MHS baseball and football bleachers and walkways and MHS/PHMS/Northwood parking lots and driveways will be sprayed as needed with vegetation control. 

The following applications are planned for July 27, 2018 - Mooresville Schools: all elemetnary playgrounds and athletic fields will be sprayed as needed with vegetation control. 

The following applications are planned for June 14-20, 2018 - Mooresville Schools: all school campuses and transportation center will be sprayed as needed with vegetation control. 

The following applications are planned for October 16-21, 2017 - Allison Farms: softball, soccer and football practice fields as well as MHS campus will be sprayed as needed with fertilizer. Spot spraying will take place as needed for vegetation control.

The following applications are planned for August 11-20, 2017 - Allison Farms: softball, soccer and football practice fields will be sprayed as needed with fertilizer. Spot spraying will take place as needed for vegetation control.

The following applications are planned for August 8 - 31, 2017 - Mooresville Schools: MHS baseball bleachers and walkways; North Madison softball field bleachers and walkways; and Neil Armstrong parking lot and playground will be sprayed as needed with vegetation control. 

The following applications are planned for July 11-15 , 2017 - Allison Farms: MHS campus area will be sprayed as needed with fertilizer and weed control. 

The following applications are planned for June 12-16, 2017 - Allison Farms: softball, soccer and football practice fields will be sprayed as needed with fertilizer and weed control. 

The following applications are planned for April 11, 2017 - Mooresville Schools: MHS football bleachers, baseball bleachers, and walkways as well as North Madison softball field bleachers and walkways will be sprayed as needed with vegetation control. 

The following applications are planned for April 7-9, 2017 - Allison Farms: softball, soccer and football practice fields will be sprayed as needed with fertilizer. 

The following applications are planned for Dec. 6, 2016 - Allison Farms: softball and soccer fields  will be sprayed as needed with fertilizer. 

The following applications are planned for Nov. 4 - 20 - Mooresville Schools: Neil Armstrong campus will be sprayed with EcoPCO insecticide EPA # 67425-14-655 and/or Temprid insecticide EPA # 432-1527. 

The following applications are planned for Sept. 2-5 - Mooresville Schools: All school campuses will be sprayed as needed for vegetation control with RoundUp and Pramitol.

The following applications are planned for July 17-24 - Mooresville Schools: Elementary school playgrounds will be sprayed as needed for vegetation control with RoundUp and Pramitol.

The following applications are planned for July 11-17 - Allison Farms: athletic fields (with the exception of the main MHS football field) will be sprayed as needed with fertilizer and for weed control (Trimec). 

The following applications are planned for July 11-12 - Mooresville Schools: MHS Football Field bleacher areas and North Madison softball fields will be sprayed for vegetation control with RoundUp and Pramitol.

The following applications are planned for June 29 - Mooresville Schools: Mooresville High School and Neil Armstrong will be sprayed for vegetation control with RoundUp and Pramitol.

The following applications are planned for June 13 - Mooresville Schools: Transportation Dept. grounds will be sprayed for vegetation control with RoundUp and Pramitol.

The following applications are planned for June 7-8 - Mooresville Schools: Neil Armstrong, North Madison, and Newby wil be sprayed for vegetation control with RoundUp and Pramitol.

The following applications are planned for May 24 - Mooresville Schools: PHMS baseball diamond, MHS & PHMS sidewalks wil be sprayed for vegetation control with RoundUp and Pramitol.

The following applications are planned for May 7 - Allison Farms: Mooresville High School and Paul Hadley Middle School grounds will be sprayed for weed control (Trimec) and with fertilizer. 

The following applications are planned for April 18 - Mooresville Schools: MHS football field bleachers will be sprayed as needed for vegetation control (RoundUp Max & Pramitol 25E)

The following applications are planned for March 28-April 3 - Allison Farms:  athletic fields (with the exception of the main MHS football field) will be sprayed as needed with fertilizer and for weed control.

The following applications are planned for Sept. 25-28, 2015 - Allison Farms:  athletic fields (with the exception of the main MHS football field) will be sprayed as needed for weed control.

The following applications are planned for June 20 - July 5, 2015 - Sharp Lawncare: all school properties will be sprayed for vegetation control (Roundup).

The following applications are planned for May 8-10, 2015 - Allison Farms:  Mooresville Veterans Memorial will be sprayed as needed for weed control.

The following applications are planned for March 28 - April 4, 2015 - Allison Farms:  athletic fields (with the exception of the main MHS football field) will be sprayed as needed for weed control.

The following applications are planned for Sept. 25 - Oct. 3, 2014 - Allison Farms:  soccer, baseball, and softball fields will be sprayed as needed for vegetation control.

The following applications are planned for July 30-Aug. 3, 2014 - Allison Farms: football field landscape beds will be sprayed as needed for vegetation control.

The following applications are planned for July 17-23, 2014 - Sharp Lawncare: all school properties will be sprayed for vegetation control (Imitator Plus).

The following applications are planned for July 14-20, 2014 - Allison Farms: football and soccer fields will be sprayed as needed for vegetation control.

The following applications are planned for July 11-13, 2014 - Allison Farms: football and soccer fields will be sprayed for vegetation control (Upplause,Tenacity, and Clorosel Pro).

 

Service Providers:

Allison Farms Lawn & Landscaping Services - LLC Certified Applicator Mark Allison License #F203458 (317) 442-2016
Sharp Lawncare - James Sharp Applicator License #PB244202
Mooresville Schools - Dan Nauert License # PB247382; Jeff Williams License #PB247391

 

Product Information:

As needed fertilizer:
- Shaw Turfood/Crabgrass Control Prodiamine.28  13-0-5 EPA#8378-39
- Upplause fertilizer


As needed weed control:
-Speedzone EPA#2217-833
-Mecamine-D #34704-239
-Trimec 992 EPA# 2217-656
-Roundup EPA#524-549


As needed vegetation control:
-Imitator Plus EPA#19713-526
-Agristar 2,4D Amine4 EPA#42750-19
-Pendulum 3.3EC EPA#241-341
-Chloratox 40 EPA#10088-118-14075
-Tenacity EPA #100-1267
-Roundup PowerMax EPA # 524549
-Pramitol 25E EPA # 66222-22-9779

 As needed fungicide:
-Clorosel Pro 720 EPA#72159-5
-Eagle 20EW EPA# 62719-463

 

Applying Pesticides

Any planned applications will be posted on this website.

 

The following application is planned for Northwood Elementary School Monday, April 25, 6p.m.

Chlorfenapyr/Phantom/BASF, EPA # 241-392

Mooresville Schools - Dan Nauert License # PB247382

 

The following application is planned for the MHS/PHMS cafeteria Sunday, April 14, 2013:

Kim Mountain Pest Control, License # F3735

Tempo WP

 

To minimize the exposure of people and other non-targeted species when applying pesticides, the following procedures will be utilized:

• Choose a pesticide that is labeled for the specific site, intended for the pest targeted, and as target specific as possible, rather than broad spectrum

• Use a spot-treatment method of application, for example treating only the obviously infested plants

• Limit the use of sprays, foggers, or volatile formulations

• Apply baits in crevices when possible

• Place all Rodenticide either in locations not accessible to children or in tamper resistant bait boxes. Securely lock or fasten shut the lids of all bait boxes. Place bait in the baffle-protected feeding chamber of the box, never in the runway of the box.

• Apply only when occupants are not present or in areas where they will not be exposed to the material applied. Note any re-entry time limits listed on the label, and be aware that some residues can remain long after application.

• Use proper protective clothing or equipment when applying pesticides

• Properly ventilate areas after pesticide application

• Notify students, staff, and interested parents of upcoming pesticide applications through notices at school, notices sent home, and posted application notices in treated areas.

• Keep copies of current pesticide labels, consumer information sheets, and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) easily accessible