Pesticide Use

Information on pesticides and pesticide use may be accessed at If you have any questions, please contact the MOT Manager at 530-895-4679.

The Healthy Schools Act of 2000 requires that all schools provide parents or guardians of students and employees with annual written notification of expected pesticide use at school sites. Durham Unified School District may use any or all the following pesticides/herbicides at school sites during the 2020/2021 school year.

Healthy Schools Act

  • This school district complies with the notification, posting, record keeping, and all other requirements of the Healthy Schools Act. (Education Code Sections 17608 – 17613, 48980.3; Food & Agricultural Code Sections 13180 – 13188)

Every year school district employees who make pesticide applications receive the following training prior to pesticide use:

  • Pesticide specific safety training (Title 3 California Code of Regulations 6724)
  • School IPM training course approved by the Department of Pesticide Regulation (Education Code Section 16714; Food & Agricultural Code Section 13186.5).

Applied Pesticides
This school district expects the following pesticides (pesticide products and active ingredients) to be applied during the year. (This list includes pesticides that will be applied by school district staff or licensed pest control businesses.)

Name of PesticideActive Ingredient(s)Name of PesticideActive Ingredient(s)
Arrow 2 ECClethodimSpectacleIndaz flam
BarricadeProdiamine trifluoromethylSpectricideTriazicide
DimensionDithiopyrSpeed ZoneDicamba
EsplanadeIndaz FlamSurflanOryzalin
Roundup CustomGlyphosateTal PiridBromethalin
Goal TenderOxyflorfenSuspendPyrethrin
Hydro Pills FertilizerAmmonium Nitrate Potassium SulfateTributeForamsuflron Halosufluron
MeritImida ClopridWeed WackerMecoprop-p Dichlorprop-p
MilestoneCarboxylic AcidWeedar 6424D Amine
PhostoxinAluminum PhosphideWilco Ground Squirrel BaitDipacinone Indanione
Rose Food-SystemicDiethyl-Disufoton

Chemical Pest Management Practices
If non-chemical methods are ineffective, the school district will consider pesticides only after careful monitoring indicates that they are needed according to pre-established action levels and will use pesticides that pose the least possible hazard and are effective in a manner that minimizes risks to people, property and the environment.