Integrated Pest Management Program

Grand Ledge Public Schools has adopted an Integrated Pest Management program. Inherent with this are the district’s efforts to reduce pesticide use as much as possible. While it may occasionally be necessary to apply a pesticide, this program does not rely on routine pesticide applications to resolve problems. We use various techniques such as habitat alteration, sanitation, mechanical means, exclusion, etc. to prevent pests from becoming a problem. 

As required by Michigan law, you will receive advanced notice of non-emergency application of a pesticide (insecticide, fungicide, or herbicide), other than bait or gel formulation. This advance notice of a pesticide application will be given at least 48 hours before the application by the following two methods:

(1) Posting at the primary entrance to your child’s school, the one nearest the main office, and

(2) posting on the district website at

Please note that notification is not given for use of sanitizers, germicides, disinfectants or antimicrobial cleaners. In certain emergencies, such as an infestation of stinging insects, pesticides may be applied without prior notice to prevent injury to students, but you will be promptly notified following any such application, via the two posting methods identified above.

You may review the school’s Integrated Pest Management program and records of any pesticide application upon request by contacting the Operations Department at 517-925-5424.

Parents or guardians of children attending the school are also entitled to receive the advance notice of a pesticide application, other than a bait or gel formulation, by email at least 3 days before the application, if they so request. If you would like to be added to the advance notification email list, please contact the Operations Department at 517-925-5424 to share your name, preferred email address, and what school(s) your child or children attend.



updated July 10, 2023