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Integrated Pest Management

To All Staff, Students, and Families,

Clark Pest Control will be providing pest control services for Newcastle Elementary School for the 2022-2023 school year.  They will be following the guidelines set out by the Healthy Schools Act of 2000.  These strict guidelines ensure that all parties involved in the pest control process on campus are aware and informed at all times.  We strictly conform to the Healthy Schools Act and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) procedures.  

With their IPM approach, they adhere to a process of inspecting, identifying, monitoring, evaluating, and selecting appropriate control methods.  This involves routine inspection and accurate identification of pests, two vital steps in selecting the safest, most effective control methods.  When they have identified the pests and pinpointed their source, they will work with Newcastle Elementary School to create an inhospitable environment for pests through exclusion, repair, or sanitation efforts.  Part of their service is to provide a continual pest monitoring program, which enables us to maintain the most effective control possible.  Clark Pest Control takes advantage of maintenance and sanitation opportunities that minimize the need for chemicals.  In difficult cases, they may manage pests through methods such as traps, vacuums or ecologically friendly pest deterrents such as botanical oils.

The campus will be inspected and treated on a monthly basis.  The treatment consists of a low-volume application of Essentria IC3 around the perimeter of each structure on campus according to label instructions.  Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate is an all-natural, organic insecticide concentrate blend containing Rosemary oil, Geraniol, Peppermint oil, Oil of Wintergreen, and other safe ingredients that kill crawling and flying insects on contact and creates a barrier that repels others.  Typically it requires a total of 2 ounces of material mixed with 2 gallons of water to treat the entire campus.  

They have been providing Newcastle Elementary School with service for over 10 years now.  
To view Newcastle Elementary School District's IPM Plan click the following link. Newcastle Elementary School District IPM Plan

For further information regarding the Healthy Schools Act of 2000 and/or the IPM process, please refer to the following link: