School District Integrated Pest Management Plan
This document summarizes the information found in the completed template that meets the Healthy Schools Act requirement for an integrated pest management (IPM) plan. An IPM plan is required if a school district uses pesticides1.
San Marcos Unified School District
255 Pico Ave, San Marcos, CA 92069
School District Name
Procoro Pena
District IPM Coordinator
IPM Coordinator's Phone Number
E-mail Address
IPM Statement
It is the goal of San Marcos Unified School District to implement IPM by focusing on long-term prevention or suppression of pests through accurate pest identification, by frequent monitoring for pest presence, by applying appropriate action levels, and by making the habitat less conducive to pests using sanitation and mechanical and physical controls. Pesticides that are effective will be used in a manner that minimizes risks to people, property, and the environment, and only after other options have been shown ineffective.
Our pest management objectives are to:
IPM team
In addition to the IPM Coordinator, other individuals who are involved in purchasing, making IPM decisions, applying pesticides, and complying with the Healthy Schools Act requirements, include:
NameTitleRole in IPM Program
Anna ScimoneCNS Coordinator
Ted Norman
Salvador MayoPest Control Coordinator
Noe ChulucGrounds KeeperPesticide Applicator
Todd BrehmGrounds KeeperPesticide Applicator
Rodrigo Sierra BanuelosGrounds KeeperPesticide Applicator
Jesus GonzalezGrounds KeeperPesticide Applicator
Beto AvilaGrounds KeeperPesticide Applicator
Guadelupe EscobedoSchool Site Point of Contact
Reyes LopezMaintenance TechnicianSupervisor
Xavier McCurryGrounds KeeperPesticide Applicator
Pest management contracting
Pest management services are contracted to a licensed pest control business.
Pest control business name(s): Orkin Applicator
Prior to entering into a contract, the school district has confirmed that the pest control business understands the training requirement and other requirements of the Healthy Schools Act.
Pest identification, monitoring, and inspection
Pest Identification is done by:
Monitoring and inspecting for pests and conditions that lead to pest problems are done regularly by and results are communicated to the IPM Coordinator.
Specific information about monitoring and inspecting for pests, such as locations, times, or techniques include:
Pests and non-chemical management practices
This school district has identified the following pests and routinely uses the following non-chemical practices to prevent pests from reaching the action level:
PestRemove FoodFix LeaksSeal CracksInstall BarriersPhysical RemovalTraps/Exempt BaitsManage IrrigationMonitoringOther
Ants Treat with soapy water, OC Vector Control for Red Imported Fire Ants
Birds Visual deterrents, screens
Biting/Stinging Insects Distinguish between travelling swarms vs established hives
Cockroaches Treat with soapy water
Crawling Insects Includes crickets, silverfish, millipedes, centipedes, and beetles
Fleas Must inspect for infestation prior to treatment, vacuum daily
Flying Insects Includes flies, gnats, crane flies, fruit flies, and any other non-biting insects
Landscape insects High pressure hose, beneficial insects, proper plant care
Mosquitos Contact OC Vector Control as needed
Red Imported Fire Ants
Spiders Crush with stiff bristle broom, or vacuum
Termites Contact licensed structural pest control operator
Weeds Mechanical and physical removal, mulch
Chemical pest management practices

If non-chemical methods are ineffective, the school district will consider pesticides only after careful monitoring indicates that they are needed according to pre-established action levels and will use pesticides that pose the least possible hazard and are effective in a manner that minimizes risks to people, property and the environment.

This school district expects the following pesticides (pesticide products and active ingredients) to be applied during the year. (This list includes pesticides that will be applied by school district staff or licensed pest control businesses.):

ProductManufacturerPurposeEPA NumberActive Ingredients
565 Aerosol BasfContacts/Residuals499--290Pyrethrin
Advion Ant Arena Syngenta Bait100-1485Indoxacarb
Advion Ant GelSyngentaBait100-1498Indoxacarb
Advion Cockroach Arena Syngenta Bait100-1486Indoxacarb
Advion Evolution Cockroach GelSyngenta Bait100-1484 Indoxacarb
Alpine Flea Aerosol BasfContacts/Residuals499-540Dinotefuran.puriproxifen,prallethrin
Alpine WSGBASF CorporationInsecticide499- 561-ZADinotefuran
Avert Dry FlowableBasfBait499-294 Abamectin B1
BoractinRockwell LabsContacts/Residuals73079-4 Orhoboric Acid
CB-80FMCInsecticide279-3393-AAPiperonyl Butoxide
Cheetah ProNufarm Americas IncHerbicide228-743GLUFOSINATE-AMMONIUM
CimexaRockwell LabsInsecticide73079- 12-AASilica Aerogel
Cy-kick Aerosol BasfContacts/Residuals499-470Cyfluthrin
Delta Dust Bayer Contacts/Residuals432-772 Deltamethrin
Dimension 270GSimplotPre-Emergent7001-375dithiopyr
Fastcap OnslaughtMgk Contacts/Residuals1021-2574 Esfenvalerate,prallethrin,piperonyl butoxide
Gallery SCCortevaPre-Emergent62719-658Isoxaben
Gentrol Aerosol ZoeconContacts/Residuals2724-484Hydroprene
Intice 10 Granules Rockwell Labs Bait73079-6Orthoboric Acid
Invict Express Granules Rockwell Labs Bait73079-14Orthoboric Acid
Kaput Ground Squirrel BaitKaputDiphacinone72500-24Caution
Masterline B MAXXPRO Univar Environmental SciencesTermitiside/Pesticide279-3206-ZA-73748Bifenthrin
Maxforce FC BayerBait Stations432-1256-ZBFipronil
Maxforce Magnum Cockroach Gel BayerBait432-1460 Fipronil
Maxforce QuantumBayerBait432-1506Imidacloprid
No Foam ABrandtAdjuvantN/AAlkyl phenol ethoxylate, Propylene glycol and Tall oil fatty acids
Prodiamine 65WDGQuali-ProPre-Emergent53883-429Prodiamine
PT Phantom BASFTermiticide-Insecticide499-548Chlorfenapyr
Snapshot 2.5TGDow AgroSciencesPre-Emergent62719-175Trifluralin
Talstar PL GranulesFmc Bait279-3168Bifenthrin
Talstar ProFmcContacts/Residuals279-3206Bifenthrin
Tekko Pro IGR ConcentrateControl Solutions Contacts/Residuals53883-335 Phenoxphenoxy,pyriproxifen,novaluron
Temprid FXBAYERInsecticide432-1544-AABeta-Cyfluthrin, Imidacloprid
Termidor SCBasfContacts/Residuals7969-210 Fipronil
ULD BP 100 BasfContacts/Residuals499-514 Pyrethrins, piperonyl butoxide
ULD BP300BasfContacts/Residuals499-522 Pyrethrins, piperonyl butoxide
Wasp Freeze BasfContacts/Residuals499-550 Prallethrin
Healthy Schools Act
This school district complies with the notification, posting, recordkeeping, and all other requirements of the Healthy Schools Act. (Education Code Sections 17608 - 17613, 48980.3; Food & Agricultural Code Sections 13180 - 13188)

Every year school district employees who make pesticide applications receive the following training prior to pesticide use:

Pesticide specific safety training (Title 3 California Code of Regulations 6724)
School IPM training course approved by the Department of Pesticide Regulation (Education Code Section 16714; Food & Agricultural Code Section 13186.5).
Submittal of pesticide use reports
Reports of all pesticides applied by school district staff during the calendar year, except pesticides exempt1 from HSA recordkeeping, are submitted to the Department of Pesticide Regulation at least annually, by January 30 of the following year, using the form provided at (Education Code Section 16711)
This IPM plan can be found online at the following web address:
This IPM plan is sent out to all parents, guardians and staff annually.
This IPM plan will be reviewed (and revised, if needed) at least annually to ensure that the information provided is still true and correct.
Date of next review: 7/1/2022
For a signed copy of this plan, visit

1These pesticides are exempt from all Healthy Schools Act requirements, except the training requirement: 1) products used in self-contained baits or traps, 2) gels or pastes used as crack and crevice treatments, 3) antimicrobials, and 4) pesticides exempt from U.S. EPA registration. (Education Code Section 17610.5)