Day Cares Could Face Fines if Pest Forms Not Filed
The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Friday that it's ramping up its efforts to educate day care centers and schools about the rules aimed at reducing pests like cockroaches.
Schools and day care facilities must document how they plan to control cockroaches and rodents without routine applications of pesticides. The facilities must file forms with the health department to avoid fines.
The health department promotes an approach - called "integrated pest management" - which relies on improved sanitation, monitoring, physical barriers and maintenance to keep pests out. It greatly reduces the chance of accidental exposure of pesticides to children and staff.
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