Attleboro High School
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
100 Rathbun Willard Drive
Attleboro, MA 02703


IPM Coordinator
Jason Parenteau

Primary Contact
Bill Runey, 508-222-5150, bruney@attleboroschools.com
This School has a contract with
  • Michael Bourdeau of Flynn Pest Controll, .

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Jason Parenteau, 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, Attleboro High School on 7/21/2017 4:57:00 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,  Jason Parenteau , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Attleboro High 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 Attleboro High 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 Attleboro High School has selected the following as itís IPM policy statement:


    B.POLICY STATEMENT

      Structural and landscape pests can pose significant problems for people and property. Pesticides can pose risks to people, property, and the environment. It is therefore the policy of this school to incorporate Integrated Pest Management (IPM) procedures for control of structural and landscape pests. The objective of this program is to provide necessary pest control while minimizing pesticide use.


    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 Attleboro High School are listed below:
      1) Jason Parenteau (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Bill Runey
      3) Michael  Bourdeau
      4) David Elderkin


    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

    • All facilities staff will be trained in IPM.
    • The training will cover sanitation, irregation, and how to spot a potential problem.
    • The training will take place semiannually.
    • The training manager will conduct the training semiannually. She will question employees at the conclusion of the training to ensure they understand it. Jason Parenteau will evaluate the entire process.
    • Food is not allowed in classrooms, gymnasiums or the auditorium. Signs are posted throughout the building.


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan semiannually. When pests are present, Attleboro High School has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of daily inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of monthly inspections.

      The following technique will be used to monitor for pests:  Reports from facility personnel (pest reporting forms) would prompt the IPM coordinator to setup monitoring traps, which would be used to identity the pest and determine its abundance.


    G. COURSE OF ACTION TAKEN FOR INDOOR PESTS

      The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at Attleboro High School:
      • Ants

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

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      We have at time had problems with small mice getting into the loading dock area.

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      The pest have at times made there way into the primary storage area.

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      We have found less than six pest in the building.

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      Monitors have been placed in appropriate areas, and are checked weekly by facilities personel and monthly by Flynn Pest Control.

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      WE have installed door sweeps on most doors.

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      We have reminded the school and facilities staff of the importance of sealing all food containers, repairing leaky faucets and removing trash.

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      We have sealed foundational cracks and added door sweeps. We are also monitoring theses areas.

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      Please see above.

      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 Attleboro High 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 semiannually .


    J. IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH EMERGENCY

      During the creation of this IPM plan, Bill Runey has assigned committee member Jason Parenteau 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 Attleboro High 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



    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: 10/8/2008 10:51:00 AM
    Plan updated by Jason Parenteau on: 7/21/2017 4:57:00 AM