Schools & Childcare

Schools & Childcare2019-02-21T10:17:14-06:00

Landmark’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program reduces reliance on pesticides by delivering research-based green technologies and targeted methods that remove conditions that pests need to survive; access to food, water, warmth, and harborage. Pesticides are used only as a last resort to ensure perfect control.

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We first employ pesticide-free methods such as insect traps, light traps, air curtains, structural exclusion, and habitat modification. Preferred green methods include natural products such as silica, dust formulations applied to inaccessible wall voids, and targeted bait gels applied to cracks-and-crevices.

IPM Plans for Schools and Childcare Centers in Illinois

Many schools, especially child care centers, find the new regulations intimidating because they are required to create a customized IPM plan written specifically for each facility. The IPM plan establishes a tolerance, or action threshold, for each type of pest and states what action will be taken when that pest is found. As a courtesy to its school and childcare facility clients, Landmark Pest Management creates a customized plan for your site at no charge.

Preparing your Staff

Our expert staff helps you understand the legal requirements with which licensed childcare centers and schools must comply, including parental notification prior to pesticide application, never applying pesticides when children are present, removing toys before pesticides are applied, and keeping children out of treated areas for a minimum of two hours. Additionally, a staff member must be assigned the role of IPM Coordinator.

Every Landmark program includes training regarding best practices for containment and response when pests infiltrate. We provide training materials and conduct education sessions so that your staff, especially your appointed IPM Coordinator, will have lean, systematic processes in place when pest issues arise.

Emergency Response

We know that your work with children is more than your job, it’s your passion. Therefore, we know that you want answers to your questions right away. Our childcare and education clients have access to Landmark’s beekeepers, biologists, and managers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Nuts About Pest Management

We admit it. We’re more than a little crazy about safety. It’s the reason why protecting public health by engineering the ecology of your building is our mission. Did you know that nut products are used in many pest control formulations? Because of the growing prevalence of nut allergies and sensitivities, all Landmark treatments are peanut and tree nut-free.