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Santa Clara County's IPM Administrative Guidelines & Procedures

Last modified: 4/13/2016 3:36 PM
County of Santa Clara
Integrated Pest Management Program




Guidelines and Procedures
Revised May 2005







The following chapters of Santa Clara County IPM Program Administrative Guidelines & Procedures will provide you an in-depth understanding of management tools, roles & responsibilities necessary to implement a successful IPM Program for a multi-jurisdictional public agency. To view the whole document, click here.

  1. Administrative Guidelines for SCC IPM & Pesticide Use Ordinance Section B28-10: These guidelines will help you to understand various subsections of the ordinance.
  2. Preparation and Maintenance of Department IPM Plans: IPM, IPM approach, Understanding Components of IPM Approach, Management Methods within an IPM Approach, Department IPM Program.
  3. Maintenance of IPM Data & Documents: IPM Plans, IPM Log book, Pest management activities and pesticide use reporting system (PURS).
  4. Selection of IPM Product & Service Providers (Contractors).
  5. Are You Deciding to Use Pesticide? Ideal Pesticide, Screening Criteria for Pesticides, Approved List of Pesticides, Pesticide Use Exemption and Approval Process, Review of New Pesticide Products.
  6. Pesticide Application Posting & Notification: California Food and Agriculture code 12978. What are the requirements of posting signs in Santa Clara County? Where can you get the signs? What must the notice-of-application sign look like? Who is responsible for posting signs? Where should signs be posted?
  7. Pest Management Activity & Pesticide Use Reporting System (PURS): About a central data bank of pesticide use information (non production agriculture and structural) to facilitate analytical reporting.
  8. IPM Training, Demonstration, Public Education and Outreach: Who should undergo IPM Training?; Countywide and Subject Matter Specific Training Modules; Public Education and Outreach, IPM Demonstrations.
  9. Pest Management Field/Site Surveys: Department IPM Coordinators should plan periodic assessment of sites.
  10. Quality Control & IPM Performance Management: The Quality Systems Evaluation is a comprehensive audit developed to thoroughly evaluate IPM supplier's quality system.
  11. Specific Use Guidelines: Protection of Riparian Corridor, Waterways and Buffer Zones, Roads Rights of Ways, Developed Landscapes, Lawns & Turf, Natural/Open Spaces, Pesticide Handling.



For more information on IPM contact Naresh Duggal, County IPM Manager at 408-299-5159 or E Mail: