Pesticide Use

The F-M School District utilizes an Integrated Pest Management Program in an attempt to eliminate pest hazards. Pesticides will only be used as a last resort. The district maintains a list of persons in parental relation, faculty and staff who wish to receive 48-hour prior written notification of certain pesticide applications. 

Prior notification is not required if a school remains unoccupied for a continuous 72 hours following an application or for any of the following pesticide applications:

  • Anti-microbial products;
  • Non-volatile rodenticides in tamper resistant bait stations in areas inaccessible to children;
  • Non-volatile insecticidal baits in tamper resistant bait stations in areas inaccessible to children;
  • Silica gels and other non-volatile ready-to-use pastes, foams, or gels in areas inaccessible to children;
  • Boric acid and disodium octaborate tetrahydrate;
  • The application of EPA designated biopesticides;
  • The application of EPA designated exempt materials under 40CFR152.25;
  • The use of aerosol products with a directed spray in containers of 18 fluid ounces or less when used to protect individuals from an imminent threat from stinging and biting insects including venomous spiders, bees, wasps, and hornets. 

In the event of an emergency application necessary to protect against an imminent threat to human health, a good faith effort will be made to supply written notification to those on the 48-hour prior notification list. 

Request for pesticide application notification

If you would like to receive 48-hour prior notification of pesticide applications that are scheduled to occur in your school, please mail a letter to:
Mr. Russell McCarty, Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds, 100 Pride Lane, Manlius, NY 13104 or fax a letter to him at 692-1259. The letter should include your name, address, daytime phone number, home phone number, e-mail address and the school building(s) of interest. For more information, contact Mr. McCarty at 692-1250 or

Recent pesticide applications 

All Applications are  ECO Exempt  Products (For exempt products there is no requirement to conduct neighbor notification.)

July 30, 2016: Mott Road Elementary School (product: weed killer) for terminating weeds growing around brick pavers and posion ivy found along nature trail and near light poles.

July 30, 2016: Bus Garage (product: Farm Works Grass & Weed Killer EPA #86068-4-8009
EPA EST No. 084840-LA-001) for terminating weeds growing on hillside rocks.

July 30, 2016: Wellwood Middle School campus (product: Farm Works Grass & Weed Killer EPA # 86068-4-8009
EPA EST No. 084840-LA-001) used on baseball infields, fence lines, curb cracks, near light poles and brick pavers. 

July 30, 2016: Eagle Hill Middle School campus (product: Farm Works Grass & Weed Killer EPA # 86068-4-8009
EPA EST No. 084840-LA-001) used on rocks near Enders Road, baseball infields, brick pavers, fence lines, and light posts.

July 30, 2016: F-M High School campus (product: Farm Works Grass & Weed Killer EPA # 86068-4-8009
EPA EST No. 084840-LA-001) placed on brick pavers, baseball infields, curbs, fence lines and courtyards. 

October 3, 2016: Eagle Hill, Enders Road, Wellwood, Fayetteville Elementary and Mott Road schools (product: LESCO Three-Way Selective Herbicide DOC ID 526594) for general weed termination on all grounds.\

October 10, 2016: F-M High School (product: LESCO Three-Way Selective Herbicide) for general weed termination on campus grounds.

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