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Samohi to Spray Pesticide in Classroom Buildings for Fleas During Winter Break

"We have a flea problem at SamoHi and determined that this problem requires pesticide"

 

December 25, 2016

Crowd of students and teachers at SamoHi, October 2016

Update, 12/15: "We are postponing the planned pesticide treatment at Samohi that had been scheduled for tomorrow morning," says an SMMUSD release. "The treatment will occur during winter break. We will send a new notice out prior to treatment."

SamoHi is experiencing a flea problem, and will treat buildings with pesticide this Friday, December 17th, said the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District in a press release.

"We are experiencing a flea problem on the Samohi campus and determined that this problem requires pesticide treatment," says the SMMUSD in an official notice.

SamoHi classroom on back to school night

"The treatment will be done Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 6 am, to the exterior of all buildings, plus the interior rooms of the science building and rooms 200, 201, 202 and the nurse's office 204. No playing fields will be treated at this time. We are taking this approach in accordance with our Integrated Pest Management program protocol."

The school says buildings and classrooms will be safe for students and staff on Monday morning, December 19, 2016, says Terance Venable, Integrated Pest Manager for SMMUSD.

Other schools in the District have also reported a flea problem. Roosevelt Elementary School sprayed for a flea infestation in October of 2015. http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/10/21/kids-parents-say-elementary-school-has-been-turned-into-breeding-ground-for-fleas/

 

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