E. A. Jones Elementary School
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
137 Walnut Street
Stoughton, MA 02072


IPM Coordinator
Joel Harding

Primary Contact
Joel Harding, 781-344-4000 , j_harding@stoughtonschools.org

E. A. Jones Elementary School employs N/A, an on-site certified and/or licensed pesticide applicator (certification/license #: ) who may be called on to manage all or some of the necessary INDOOR pest problems that may arise.

In addition, this School has a contract with

  • Dan Russell of Waltham Services, 781-337-1552.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Joel Harding, 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, E. A. Jones Elementary School on 10/23/2017 8:40:00 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,  Joel Harding , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the E. A. Jones Elementary 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 E. A. Jones Elementary 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 E. A. Jones Elementary 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 E. A. Jones Elementary School are listed below:
      1) Joel Harding (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Sally  Borges
      3) Jose Francisco
      4) Edward  Gilbert


    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 in writing with an administrator who then passes the information onto the IPM coordinator when necessary.


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

    • Custodial, maintenance, food service and grounds staff
    • Training program includes pest report, IPM philosophy and pest prevention.
    • IPM training for all new employees and annual refresher training for all custodial, maintenance, food service and grounds staff.
    • Training will be performed by IPM coordinator and indoor* evaluation is done through post training questionnaire. *Contracted pest management firm
    • No food or drink in classrooms and corridorsNo refrigerators in classroomsNo plants in classroomsNo standing water around building


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, E. A. Jones Elementary 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 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 E. A. Jones Elementary School:
      • Wood Damaging Pests
      • Ants
      • Bees
      • Rats & Mice

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

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      Ants: small and blackMice: grey and fastBees: yellow and sharp

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      Ants: Throughout (can appear anywhere)Mice: Food service storeroomsBees: Exterior trash recepticals

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      Ants: Appear at certain times (spring) then disappearMice: None found, only signs ofBees: Very active and aggressive in October. No problem at other time.

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      Ants: Areas checked monthly by pest professionalMice: Areas checked monthly by pest professionalBees: No monitoring. Response is through our reporting system.

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      Door sweep added and adjusted Holes filledCracks/small holes caulked

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      All food kept off floorsArea for eating limitedTrash recepticals cleaned and disinfected dailyAny/all leaks fixDrains covered/secured

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      All materials off floorsAll areas well litAll vegetation trimmed or removed from against building

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      Using steam to remove any chemical trailsUsing glue boards on miceUsing mint oil to eliminate bees

      CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      PESTICIDE USE ATTESTATION:


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of E. A. Jones Elementary 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, Joel Harding has assigned committee member Joel Harding 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 E. A. Jones Elementary 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
      Advanced Dual Choice Ant Stations Abamectin 499-496 ants nuisance control
      Advion Ant Gel Indoxacarb 100-1498 ants nuisance control
      Advion Cockroach Gel Bait Indoxcarb 100-1484 cockroaches public health
      Contrac with Lumitrack Bromodiolone 12455-133 rodents public health
      Delta Dust Deltamethrin 432-772 varied insects public health
      First Strike Soft Bait Rodenticide Difethialone 7173-258 rodents public health
      Tempo 1% Dust Cyfluthrin 432-1373 varied insects public health
      Vendetta Cockroach Gel Bait Abamectin B1 499-496 cockroaches public health
      Essentria IC3 Plant Oils 25B varied insects public health
      Essentria D Plant Oils 25B varied insects public health
      EcoExempt Jet Plant Oils 25B stinging insect public healthe
      Eco Via Ec Plant Oils 25b varied insects public health



    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: 11/13/2007 3:49:00 PM
    Plan updated by Joel Harding on: 10/23/2017 8:40:00 AM