• Pesticide Annual Notification

    Tumwater School District is committed to providing continuous student learning in a caring environment.  The district’s integrated pest management program reflects this commitment.

    As necessary, and in compliance with all state and local regulations, the district uses pesticides/herbicides to control pest vegetation, rodents or insects.  On those occasions, products are applied by state licensed staff.  At least 48 hours before any necessary pesticide/herbicide application inside or outside of facilities, a “Pesticide Application” notice will be displayed in the school office and the area of application.  The notice will list what chemical(s) is to be used, when and where it will be applied, why it is being used and who to call for more information.  Any areas treated are clearly marked with signs that include a phone number to call for more information.

    Typical pesticide/herbicide annual use includes:

    ·        Generation Blue Max Rodenticide, applied to exterior bait stations by Mathis Exterminating

    ·        Misty Wasp/Bee Killer, applied to wasp/bee nest by TSD Grounds

    ·        Barricade, preemergence grass and broad leaf weed control, applied to ornamental beds, concrete cracks and fence lines by Spring Green

    ·        Buccaneer Plus, post emergent grass and broad leaf weed control, applied to ornamental beds, concrete cracks and fence lines by Spring Green

    ·        Merit 75 WSP, insecticide, applied to turf areas by Spring Green

    Tumwater School District maintains records of all such applications.  The district can provide notification of impending pesticide applications and information of any emergency applications.  For this information, contact the Department of Buildings and Grounds at (360) 709-7725.