Structural and landscape pests can pose a significant problem to people, property and the environment. Pesticides and herbicides can also pose risks to people, property, and the environment. It is therefore the Policy of Copperas Cove ISD to incorporate Integrated Pest Management (I.P.M.) procedures for control of structural and landscape pests.
Pests are populations of living organisms (animals, plants. microorganisms) that can interfere with the day-to-day operations of the Copperas Cove ISD campuses. Strategies for managing pest populations will be influenced by the pest species and whether that species poses a threat to the students, staff, property, and/or the environment. Pest management plans will be developed for the Copperas Cove ISD and will include pest management measures.
The IPM Coordinator will be trained through a Texas Structural Pest Control Service approved IPM Coordinator training course. The IPM Coordinator will design a pest management system and maintain IPM Policies. The IPM Coordinator is the person who observes and evaluates the site or directs others to do so and decides what needs to be done to achieve the site management objectives.
Copperas Cove ISD will contract with a commercial pest control company(s) to meet the needs of the facility. The contractors will make detailed site-specific recommendations for structural and procedural modifications to achieve pest suppression. The contractor shall provide evidence of sufficient expertise in pest control and IPM principles and practices. With the exceptional specific pest problem. Copperas Cove ISD employs full-time personnel to conduct pest management practices.