Country School
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
2 Alphabet Lane
Weston, MA 02493


IPM Coordinator
Ben Polimer

Primary Contact
Erin Maguire, 781-786-5400, maguiree@weston.org

Program(s) within this school:
Program Name Contact Name Telephone
Children's Center Beth Perry 508-395-8008

This School has a contract with
  • Christopher LeBlanc of Waltham Services, 817 Moody Street.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Ben Polimer, 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, Country School on 12/27/2016 6:25:00 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,  Ben Polimer , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Country 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 Country 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 Country 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 Country School are listed below:
      1) Ben Polimer (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Ben Polimer
      3) Gary  Jarobski
      4) Erin Mcguire
      5) John  Kelly


    D. COMMUNICATING IPM WITHIN THE FACILITY

      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 with their supervisors or teachers who then pass information onto the IPM coordinator.


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

    • yearly training
    • sanitation procedures
    • annual email reminders
    • all custodial and food service staff
    • waste disposal


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

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

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

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      pavement ants in spring

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      kitchen, classrooms, boiler room

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      if activity persists

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      visual inspection, adhesive insect traps

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      Spring cleanup, leak repair, clean drains

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      spring cleanup, leak repair, clean drains

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      spring cleanup, sealing of cracks & holes

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      adhesive insect traps, vacuuming

      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 Country 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, Erin Maguire has assigned committee member Ben Polimer 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 Country 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
      Advance Dual suluramid 499-459 ants if needed
      Advion Indoxacarb 352-746 ants as needed
      Delta Dust deltamethrin 432-772 ants if needed



    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: 6/14/2005 9:45:00 AM
    Plan updated by Ben Polimer on: 12/27/2016 6:25:00 AM