School Checklist for Requests to Spray for Mosquitoes
The school must have an outside IPM plan on file with the Department of Agricultural Resources. (See bottom of the page for certain Day Care exemptions)
The school's IPM
plan must identify mosquitoes as a pest and list the pesticide to be used
as, Duet, with
Prallethrin, Sumethrin and Piperonyl as the active ingredien ts, EPA reg. number 1021-1795-8329.
ts, EPA reg. number 1021-1795-8329.
If the above conditions are in place, the school can request to be sprayed by using Project's Request for Spraying Form. (Request Form) The form must be completed and faxed to the Project at 781-582-1276. Please be certain to include a return fax number.
After receiving your request, the Project will respond by faxing you a completed Standard Written Notification Form, which is our answer to your request and becomes the first of three documents that you will use to complete your required notification to students and parents. View the Form that the Project will complete.
Below are the other two required parts of the notification process. These can be downloaded and printed or simply linked to your website
The Consumer Bulletin is two pages in length. View and/or Copy Bulletin.
The Pesticide Fact Sheet. View and/or Copy Pesticide Fact Sheet. (The National Pesticide Information Center web page states that some of its information is out of date, however this does not include their information on Pyrethrins & Pyrethroids.)
The Standard Written Notification Form, the Consumer Bulletin and the Pesticide Fact Sheet are all required to be part of the notification process.Pyrethrins & Pyrethroids
There are three options for the notification process. Schools can choose to issue hard copies of the documents. This could mean six or seven pages/student and employee. There are two electronic options available as well. The first option is notification by email and the second option is notification by the school website. For Option details select View Options.
Most schools have chosen to place the three documents on the school's website and direct parents to this information by use of an all call phone system or a letter brought home by students.
The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) has specific expectations for your IPM plans if you anticipate that spraying for mosquitoes might be necessary. See Expectations.
If your school's IPM plan identifies mosquitoes as a pest to be controlled and the includes the pesticides listed below, you should not normally need to request an Emergency Waiver from your local board of health. This would only be necessary if you needed to have the notification time requirements waived (at least two working days prior to spraying).
If a school has not identified mosquitoes as a pest and Duet as a pesticide in their IPM plan, it can only be sprayed through the Emergency Waiver Process. See Emergency Waiver Form and Explanation.
of School Obligations
The law requires that each time a school requests to be sprayed, Standard Written Notification has to be given to students, parents and employees at least two working days prior to the application and no more than seven working days prior to the pesticide application. Additionally, records of pesticide applications must be kept on file for five years. For your IPM record keeping, product labels and MSDS sheets can be found on our website.
Day Care Exemptions
Any exempt program will have one of the following designations on their EEC issued license.
1. Family Childcare, 2. Family Childcare Plus, 3. Large Family Childcare
licensed childcare, daycare and after-school programs need to follow