In January 2019, Oregon added a new licensing category that is tailored to the laws and pesticide uses that are most relevant to pesticide applicators who do work on school campuses. For information about obtaining the school IPM license category, please see the links below.
Children are more sensitive than adults to the potential toxic effects of pesticides. To protect our children, Oregon law requires extra precautions and restrictions when pesticides (including baits) are used on a school campus. For example, pesticides may only be applied by properly licensed applicators, and generally only “low-impact” pesticides can be used on a school campus.
Additionally, each school's IPM coordinator is responsible for implementing IPM practices and overseeing pest management efforts. Their responsibilities related to pesticides include, but are not limited to, authorizing each application, providing written notifications, posting warning signs around treatment sites, and keeping application records. See the resources below for more information.
Permanent rules related to school IPM in effect
1. School Integrated Pest Management License Category
2. Aligns Definition of School in Oregon Administrative Rule with Statute
8/21/18: Reminder about School Integrated Pest Management (IPM) law
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