Integrated Pest Management

The North Hanover Township BOE has adopted an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Policy and has implemented an IPM Plan to comply with this law. IPM is a holistic, preventive approach to managing pests that is explained further in the school's IPM Policy which may be reviewed at the school office.

All school districts in New Jersey are required to have an Integrated Pest Management Coordinator (IPM Coordinator) to oversee all activities related to IPM and pesticide use at the school.

The IPM Coordinator for North Hanover Township School District is Rick Takakjy, Director of Facilities and Security, 46 Schoolhouse Road, Wrightstown, NJ 08562 - 609-738-2615.

The IPM Coordinator maintains the pesticide product label, and the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) [when one is available], of each pesticide product that may be used on school property. The label and the MSDS are available for review by a parent, guardian, staff member or student attending the school. Also, the IPM Coordinator is available to parents, guardians and staff members for information and to discuss comments about IPM activities and pesticide use at the school.

As part of a school pest management plan North Hanover Township School District may use pesticides to control pests. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) register pesticides to determine that the use of a pesticide in accordance with instructions printed on the label does not pose an unreasonable risk to human health and the environment. Nevertheless, the EPA and the DEP cannot guarantee that registered pesticides do not pose any risk to human health, thus unnecessary exposure to pesticides should be avoided. The EPA has issued the statement that where possible, persons who are potentially sensitive, such as pregnant women, infants and children, should avoid unnecessary pesticide exposure.

In addition and for your information, to assist in complying with the law, the North Hanover Township School District has contracted with: Western Pest Services, 458 Route 38 East, PO Box 119, Maple Shade, NJ. 08052-0119, (856) 665-0560