Michael Bourdeau of Flynn Pest Control, 508-2529661.
By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Jason Parenteau, of this Daycare 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, Briggs Corner School on 11/4/2014 2:30:00 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, Jason Parenteau , about pest control and pesticide use.
This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Briggs Corner 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 Briggs Corner 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 Briggs Corner 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 Briggs Corner School are listed below:
1) Jason Parenteau (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
2) Michael Boudreau
3) Jason Parenteau
4) Jeorge Silva
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
- Custodial Staff will recieve IPM training
- Ipm training will include: sanitation, early warning signs that a pest problem exhist, proper cleaning procedures, and general guide lines.
- Training will be offered annaually.
- Custodial manager Christine Kinzle will present the training.
- Staff and students are advised to eat in designated areas. Food is not stored in desks or lockers.
F. INDOOR MONITORING
The IPM committee will evaluate the plan semiannually. When pests are present, Briggs Corner 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 School's IPM approach to managing the indoor pests includes the following actions:
|SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION|
|Small black ants have been a small problem in the past.|
|SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS|
|SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY|
|More than 12.|
|Custodians monitor areas in question daily. Flynn Pest Control inspects the building monthly.|
|New door sweeps have been installed on all ground level doors. |
|ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER|
|Food and drink are allowed in designated areas only.|
|ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE|
|Access to the building has been minimized through the use of door sweeps.|
|Non chemical containing ant traps have been used in the past.|
|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 Briggs Corner 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, Katherine Sullivan has assigned committee member Michael Boudreau 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 Briggs Corner School. 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: 7/12/2010 3:34:00 PM
Plan updated by Jason Parenteau on: 11/4/2014 2:30:00 PM