Integrated Pest Management

Gladstone families and staff,

The Gladstone School District will continue to use the approved Integrated Pest Management [IPM] approach for controlling insects, rodents and weeds at all school facilities.

This approach focuses on making the school buildings and grounds an unfavorable place for pests to live. Through maintenance and cleaning, the District will reduce or eliminate available food and water sources and hiding places for pests. IPM techniques include monitoring, increased sanitation, sealing entry points, physically removing the pest, and modifying storage practices.

From time to time it may be necessary to use chemicals to control a pest problem. Chemicals will only be used when necessary, and will not be routinely applied. When chemicals must be used, the District will try to use the least toxic products possible that are approved by Oregon State University for use in schools. Access to treated areas will be secured against unauthorized access for the period specified on the pesticide label. Notices will be posted at application sites and will remain there until the posted safe re-entry time is met. The district maintains a list of pesticides and material safety and data sheets that may be used at the school.

If you have any questions, please email Facilities Director Ivan Leigh at


Ivan Leigh, Facilities Manager
Gladstone Schools