Amvet Blvd School
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
70 Amvet BLVD
North Attleborough, MA 02760


IPM Coordinator
Michelle  McKeon

Primary Contact
Michelle McKeon, 508-643-2155, mmckeon@naschools.net

Program(s) within this school:
Program Name Contact Name Telephone
Hockomock YMCA Schools out Kimberley Jennings 781-879-6271

Amvet Blvd School employs Patrick Guthrie, an on-site certified and/or licensed pesticide applicator (certification/license #: 45055) who may be called on to manage all or some of the necessary INDOOR pest problems that may arise.

In addition, this School has a contract with

  • Bob Toroinson of Attleboro Pest Control, 508-695-6763.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Michelle  McKeon, of this School and the Pest Management Professionals described above acknowledge, and agree to the terms of this INDOOR integrated pest management plan.


    A .INTRODUCTION

      In compliance with the Act Protecting Children and Families from Harmful Pesticides, Amvet Blvd School on 9/26/2017 7:48:00 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,  Michelle  McKeon , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Amvet Blvd School 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.

      Objectives
      The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the Amvet Blvd School are listed below.

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    • Reduce childrenís exposure to pesticides and pesticide residues whenever possible.
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    • Manage pests that may occur on facilities to prevent interference with the learning environment of the students.
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    • Provide the safest playing or athletic surfaces possible.

      In light of these objectives, the Amvet Blvd School has selected the following as itís IPM policy statement:


    B.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.


    C.IPM COMMITTEE

      The tasks set before an IPM committee are to:

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    • Develop an IPM plan. The IPM plan is in essence, a document that describes the organization and implementation of IPM on school grounds.
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    • Evaluate progress of the IPM program.
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    • Communicate about IPM - Facilitate communication within the school about IPM practices.
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    • Assist in development of contract specifications.
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    • Provide notification to parents about pesticide use.

      The INDOOR committee members selected for the Amvet Blvd School are listed below:
      1) Michelle  McKeon (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) John Hatch
      3) Michelle McKeon
      4) Patrick Guthrie
      5) Michelle Marchand


    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.

      Staff/Students communicate with their supervisors or teachers who then pass information onto the IPM coordinator.


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

    • teachers, custodial staff, food service workers
    • Training includes awareness of pest reporting procedure, strategies to prevent pest infestations, and appropriate pest management actions.
    • Annual reminders will be sent via staff e-mail
    • The principal will provide the training to take place at least once a year. Staff will be asked to respond to the information.
    • Teachers are reminded in the weekly memo to report pest sightings and to remind students not to store food, except for lunches, in lockers. Food is not permitted inside the classroom.


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, Amvet Blvd School 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 Amvet Blvd School:
      • Rats & Mice
      • Ants

      The School's IPM approach to managing the indoor pests includes the following actions:

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      occasionally there are bees that nest in the summer when there is no school. Custodian knocks them down.Sometimes small ants are observed in the nurse's area during heavy rains.

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      Bees may be found Near the kindergarten door.Ants enter through the cement foundation in the conference room.

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      Mice were observed in October 2016

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      Custodian monitors classroom and kitchen areas, checking for live pests and indications of past pests. Custodian records findings.

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      Teachers have been asked not to store food items in classrooms. Parties and other food events have been eliminated. The kitchen floor is bleached on a regular basis and kitchen staff members are attentive to food and sanitation. The nurse's office floor is bleached nightly.

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      The kitchen is cleaned regularly. Food in classrooms is carefully monitored

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      Shelves and cabinets are checked frequently.

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      Areas are washed down with bleach and water. Cleaning is performed on a regular basis.

      CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      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 Amvet Blvd School, 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 annually .


    J. IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH EMERGENCY

      During the creation of this IPM plan, Michelle McKeon has assigned committee member John Hatch 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 Amvet Blvd School. This list includes all herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides that will be used in the event that chemical is required.

      Pesticide
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA
      Registration #
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use
      Talstar-7.9% BI-Fethrin 279-3206 Ants Nesting
      Tempo Dust-1% Cyfluthrin 432-1374 Bees Stings
      Contrac-005% BloxBrodifacoum 12455-89 Mice Droppings



    I attest, to the best of my knowledge, that the above information is complete, accurate and true

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    IPM Coordinator Signature Date
       
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    Administrator, Director, or Principal Date

    Indoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 1/30/2008 3:39:00 PM
    Plan updated by Michelle McKeon on: 9/26/2017 7:48:00 AM