All District 207 facilities practice Integrated Pest Management to minimize the use of any pesticides on school grounds. The Structural Pest Control Act (225 ILCS 235/) and the Lawn Care Products Application and Notice Act (415 ILCS 65/) requires public schools to notify parents/guardians and school employees (who have requested to be notified) at least 48 hours (two business days) prior to any pesticide applications on school grounds. The term “pesticide” includes insecticides, herbicides, rodenticides and fungicides. The notification requirement extends to both indoor and outdoor pesticide applications. Excluded from the notification requirement are antimicrobials such as disinfectants, sanitizers or deodorizers, insecticide baits and rodenticide baits.
Pesticide application notification can be included in newsletters, bulletins, calendars and/or other correspondence currently published by each school and the District.
On Saturday, July 24, 2021 through Sunday, July 25, 2021, Maine Township High School District 207 will be applying the following products to various locations at Maine South, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, application will take place on Saturday, July 31, 2021 through Sunday, August 1, 2021.
Drive/Quinclorac for crab grass
Power Zone broadleaf weed control