Robert Cormier of Ultrafast Pest Control, 781-894-7700.
By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Pauline Cunniff, of this School and the Pest Management Professionals described above acknowledge, and agree to the terms of this INDOOR integrated pest management plan.
In compliance with the Act Protecting Children and Families from Harmful Pesticides, Academy of Regis College on 10/14/2010 8:37:00 AM has prepared the following indoor IPM plan. By centralizing all of the information about this facilityís pest management practices the plan serves as a guide to direct this facilityís IPM coordinator, Pauline Cunniff , about pest control and pesticide use.
This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Academy of Regis College and clearly states itís pesticide use policies.
A copy of the plan has been filed with the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), and at least one printed copy must be kept on site and made available to the public upon request.
The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the Academy of Regis College are listed below.
|Reduce childrenís exposure to pesticides and pesticide residues whenever possible.|
|Manage pests that may occur on facilities to prevent interference with the learning environment of the students.|
|Provide the safest playing or athletic surfaces possible.|
In light of these objectives, the Academy of Regis College has selected the following as itís IPM policy statement:
It is the policy of this school to implement Integrated Pest Management procedures to control structural and landscape pests and minimize exposure of children, faculty, and staff to pesticides.
The tasks set before an IPM committee are to:
|Develop an IPM plan. The IPM plan is in essence, a document that describes the organization and implementation of IPM on school grounds.|
|Evaluate progress of the IPM program.|
|Communicate about IPM - Facilitate communication within the school about IPM practices.|
|Assist in development of contract specifications.|
|Provide notification to parents about pesticide use.|
The INDOOR committee members selected for the Academy of Regis College are listed below:
1) Pauline Cunniff (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
2) Joseph Shaughnessy
3) Katrina Tober
4) Susan Waldman
D. COMMUNICATING IPM WITHIN THE FACILITY
The Pest Management Professional communicates with the IPM coordinator of the facility. The IPM coordinator then posts this information in a common viewing area dedicated to the subject of integrated pest management. In addition, the IPM coordinator also communicates information to the staff supervisors who then distribute the information to all the staff and occupants concerned.
Staff/Students communicate with their supervisors or teachers who then pass information onto the IPM coordinator.
E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF
- Administrators work closely with Regis College Maintenance department and Ultrafast Pes Control, Inc. We educate teachers & housekeeping staff regarding pest management procedures.
- Training includes pest-reporting procedures, prevention measures and communication with the staff and families.
- Yearly during in-service and ongoing as necessary.
- Trainings are provided by the administrators in conjunction with Joseph Shaugnessy, director of maintenance. They include discussion, written information provided and Q & A.
- Daily snaitary procedures are followed, including storing food in closed containers, children eating lucnh in designated areas and cleaning up lunch spills immediately.
F. INDOOR MONITORING
The IPM committee will evaluate the plan quarterly. When pests are present, Academy of Regis College has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of daily inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of weekly inspections.
The following technique will be used to monitor for pests: Reports from facility personnel (pest reporting forms) would prompt the IPM coordinator to contact the facilityís Pest Management Professional who would then conduct a facility audit.
G. COURSE OF ACTION TAKEN FOR INDOOR PESTS
The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at Academy of Regis College:
The School's IPM approach to managing the indoor pests includes the following actions:
|SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION|
|small ants typically found in the spring time mice in the walls|
|SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS|
|SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY|
|mice- only a few ants- only during certian times of year- spring|
|Teachers & administrators check all school areas daily|
|Sanitizing procedures daily. Shcool is clenaed and all garbage elimated at the end of the school day. Food is stored in closed containters|
|ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER|
|Food is stored in closed containers.|
|ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE|
|ants- None- only good sanitation mice- building is inspected regularly and gaps are sealed. The building is old and in the woods.|
|mice traps, eliminate food and water supplies|
|PESTICIDE USE ATTESTATION:|
|Pesticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator.|
|Pesticides are used only when monitoring has shown that pests are present and when the use of the pesticide is justified or in the case of an emergency situation.|
|Only pesticides allowed under the Children's and Families' Protection Act are used indoors.|
H. RECORD KEEPING
In the case of Academy of Regis College, INDOOOR monitoring records will be maintained through the following technique: The use of forms which will be filled out by the person monitoring the facility
I. EVALUATING THE PROGRAM
The IPM committee will evaluate the plan quarterly .
J. IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH EMERGENCY
During the creation of this IPM plan, Pauline Cunniff has assigned committee member Joseph Shaughnessy with the responsibility of applying for an emergency waiver.
K. LIST OF PESTICIDES TO BE USED INSIDE THE FACILITY
The following list includes all the pesticides that will be used inside the Academy of Regis College. This list includes all herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides that will be used in the event that chemical is required.
I attest, to the best of my knowledge, that the above information is complete, accurate and true
|IPM Coordinator Signature||Date|
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|Administrator, Director, or Principal||Date|
Indoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 10/14/2010 8:37:00 AM
Plan updated by Pauline Cunniff on: 10/14/2010 8:37:00 AM