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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Checklist for School Staff Who Apply Pesticides
Information intended for those who work at schools. Oregon IPM in schools
Pesticides and the Oregon IPM in Schools law (2012)
Guidance on pest management strategies for schools including licensing requirements, notifications, recordkeeping, and resources.
School IPM Recordkeeping Form (Option 1)
Form requires product name, EPA number, type of application, dilution, total amount, and equipment used. Guidance and form
School IPM Recordkeeping Form (Option 2)
Form requires product number, total amount used, and equipment used if different. Guidance, cheat sheet and form