Facilities Services provides weed control routinely with preventive maintenance work orders generated automatically within SchoolDude.

Frequently Asked Questions:
 
  • What areas are treated routinely?
Walks, curbs, gutters, perimeter of schools and buildings, flower beds, fence lines, warning tracks, around utilities, etc.
  • When will my school be treated?
Facilities Management has published a landscaping schedule that the weed control personnel are obligated to follow. Weed Control personnel will address general work order requests after scheduled preventive maintenance work orders are completed.
  • What is being sprayed?
A post emergent herbicide similar to Round Up called Rodeo.
A blue inert indicator dye is added to avoid missing or overlapping areas (dye will fade)
Records of applications are kept on SchoolDude (labels/MSDS/SDS sheets supplied upon request)
Records are also recorded in the school’s IPM notebook.
  • How toxic are these products?
There are three signal words referring to the toxicity of herbicides/pesticides.  They are CAUTION, WARNING, and DANGER. The products that will be used at your site have a CAUTION label (the least toxic of the three). 
Re-entry intervals are typically when products dry.
  • Who is applying these herbicides?
Certified commercial applicator John D. Childers #79041 , Brian Mercer #125889 and Christian Wilkinson #132218
(credentials presented upon request).

 
Questions, comments, or concerns?  Please call 703.791.7201.