James Merrill BCE of F & W Pest Control, Inc., (800) 287-7776.
By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Rick Santos, 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, Bishop Feehan High School on 5/17/2016 8:53:00 PM 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, Rick Santos , about pest control and pesticide use.
This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Bishop Feehan 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.
The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the Bishop Feehan High School 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 Bishop Feehan High School has selected the following as itís IPM 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.
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 Bishop Feehan High School are listed below:
1) Rick Santos (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
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
- Staff and Students will receive IPM training.
- Rick Santos will present a brief overview on pest identification and the conditions that promote the pests. Pamphlets and fact sheets will be available at the time of training and or posted on bulletin boards specific areas such as the cafeteria, main hallways, and teacher''s lounge. This information will focus on pest reduction strategies connecting people behavior such as destruction of turf areas, disposal of trash, and taking pride in a clean, well maintained school.
- Specific training will be held annually and separately for IPM strategies.
- The training will be presented by Rick Santos and will be done annually. The training will be evaluated every three months and at least one a year.
- Signs will be posted for proper outdoor trash disposal.
F. INDOOR MONITORING
The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, Bishop Feehan High School has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of monthly inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of monthly inspections.
The following technique will be used to monitor for pests: The facilityís contracted Pest Management Professional would conduct regular pest inspections and would then instruct the IPM coordinator as to the proper course of action.
G. COURSE OF ACTION TAKEN FOR INDOOR PESTS
The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at Bishop Feehan High School:
- mice, active in office after change to landscape
The School's IPM approach to managing the indoor pests includes the following actions:
|SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION |
|Small field mice, mus musculusEastern subterranean termites, reticulitermes flavipes |
|SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS |
|offices, basement |
|SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY |
|monthly monitoring program |
|ELIMINATING ACCESS |
|mechanical means to restrict entry |
|ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER |
|food and water is properly stored elevated and locked |
|ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE |
|areas where there was evidence have been cleaned and shelter disposed of, mechanical means taken to prevent entry |
|NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS |
|Addition of door sweep and sealing of likely points of entry |
|PESTICIDE USE ATTESTATION: |
|Pesticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator. |
H. RECORD KEEPING
In the case of Bishop Feehan 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 annually .
J. IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH EMERGENCY
During the creation of this IPM plan, Rick Santos has assigned committee member Chris Servant 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 Bishop Feehan High School. This list includes all herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides that will be used in the event that chemical is required.
|Final all weather blox ||Brodifacoum ||12455=89 ||Rodents ||Exceeds threshold limits |
|Contac all weather blox ||Bromadiolone ||12455-79 ||Rodents ||Exceeds threshold limits |
|Firststrike ||Difethialone ||7173-258 ||Rodents ||Exceeds threshold |
|Recruit HD ||Noviflumiron ||62719-608 ||Termites ||Eliminate termite colony |
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: 5/14/2016 1:33:00 PM
Plan updated by Kevin Cryan on: 5/17/2016 8:53:00 PM