Attleboro YMCA
Outdoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
63 North Main Street
Attleboro, MA 02703


IPM Coordinator
Bob Tobias

Primary Contact
Bob Tobias, 508-222-7422, btobias@attleboroymca.org
This School Age Childcare Program has a contract with
  • Alan Bliss of Flynn Pest Control, 800-237-2847.

    By signing the end of this outdoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Bob Tobias, of this School Age Childcare Program and the Pest Management Professionals described above acknowledge, and agree to the terms of this OUTDOOR integrated pest management plan.


    A. INTRODUCTION

      In compliance with the Act Protecting Children and Families from Harmful Pesticides the Attleboro YMCA on 1/3/2017 6:19:00 AM has prepared the following outdoor IPM plan about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for outdoor areas of Attleboro YMCA and clearly states it’s 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.

      By centralizing all of the information about this facility’s pest management practices the plan serves as a guide to direct this facility’s IPM coordinator, Bob Tobias

      Objectives
      The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the Attleboro YMCA are listed below.

    • Reduce children’s 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 Attleboro YMCA has selected the following as it’s 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:
    • 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 OUTDOOR committee members selected for the Attleboro YMCA are listed below:
      1) Bob Tobias (Outdoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Bob Tobias
      3) Carol Mahoney
      4) Caitlin Marshall
      5) Margaret Fournier

    D. COMMUNICATING IPM WITHIN THE FACILITY

      Pest Management Personnel to Building Staff:

      The Pest Management Professional communicates with the IPM coordinator of the facility. The IPM coordinator then passes this information onto an administrative assistant who decides how the information will be distributed throughout the facility.

      Staff/Students communicate in writing and leave this information in a common “drop box” for the IPM coordinator to review and pass onto the Pest Management Professional if necessary.


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

      Annually and at time of hire through orientation


    F. OUTDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM plan will follow a Annually evaluation schedule. When pests are present, Attleboro YMCA has chosen an OUTDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of Quarterly inspections. When pests are absent the OUTDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of Quarterly inspections.

      The following technique will be used to monitor for pests: Reports from facility staff and students (pest reporting forms) would prompt the IPM coordinator to contact the facility’s Pest Management Professional who would then conduct a facility audit.


    G. COURSE OF ACTION TAKEN FOR OUTDOOR PESTS

      Outdoor property includes the turf, landscaping, and the outdoor grounds such as building exterior, playground equipment, etc..  Attleboro YMCA has prepared maps of the outdoor facility and identified the following priority areas for maintenance:

      OutdoorGrounds
      Playgrounds and building exterior

      The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at Attleboro YMCA:

      TURF PESTS   LANDSCAPING AND
      PLANT PESTS
        OUTDOOR GROUNDS
      PESTS
       
       

      Pests
          Ants
          Stinging Insects

      Other
          Ants are treated by keeping trash contained and areas cleaned with water
          None noted
          None noted



      OUTDOOR MANAGEMENT PLAN

      The following areas are priority areas for maintenance: Playgrounds and building exterior

      Cultural Practices

      OUTDOOR GROUNDS GENERAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

      Waste Disposal (trash containers and dumpsters):

      Waste removal in contracted

      Light Management:
      Lights are on timer and motion sensor

      Excess Water Prevention:
      All containers are emptied routinely.

      Noxious Weed Management:
      Landscaping company is contracted for weekly outdoor maintenance.

      Playgrounds (if applicable):
      All open areas are sealed and proper playground mulch in installed.

      Nuisance weeds in pavement:
      Attended to by landscaping company.

      Storage Sheds (If applicable):
      N/A

      Insects observed in and around outdoor grounds of school property.
      Ants
      Stinging Insects

      Pests
      Ants
      Stinging Insects

      Insects in playground area (if applicable)

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      Areas are kept clean and all food items are collected throughout the day.

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      noted by staff and members

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures you have taken to manage the pests above.
      Pipes that harbor stinging insects have been sealed. Plants that attract stinging insects are removed by landscape company.

      If you use insecticides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      Chemical insecticides are not used

      Weeds
      Noxious weeds noticed on the school grounds

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      Removal by landscape company

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      Staff and member reporting

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.
      All pipes are sealed and areas kept clean of garbage.

      If you use herbicides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      none noted


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of Attleboro YMCA, OUTDOOR monitoring records will be maintained through: Staff and members will verbally report to the maintenance staff any signs of pests. These will be noted and action taken.


    I. EVALUATING THE PROGRAM

      The IPM plan will be evaluated on a Annually basis.


    J. NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS & EXEMPTIONS

      During the creation of this IPM plan, Bob Tobias has assigned committee memberBob Tobias with the responsibility of assembling and issuing all the documents that accompany the standard written notification whenever pesticides are applied outdoors.


    K. IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH EMERGENCY

      During the creation of this IPM plan, Bob Tobias has assigned committee memberBob Tobias with the responsibility of applying for an emergency waiver.


    L. LIST OF PESTICIDES TO BE USED OUTSIDE THE FACILITY

      The following list includes all the pesticides that will be used outside Attleboro YMCA. This list includes all herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides that will be used in the event that chemical is required.

      Pesticide
      Product
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA Registration
      Number
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use


    M. WELL WATER SYSTEM


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

    ________________________________________________ __/______/___
    IPM Coordinator Signature Date
       
    ________________________________________________ __/______/___
    Administrator, Director, or Principal Date

    Outdoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 1/3/2017 6:19:00 AM
    Plan updated by Attleboro YMCA on: 1/3/2017 6:19:00 AM