Falls School
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
2 Jackson Street
North Attleborough, MA 02760


IPM Coordinator
Lee Anne Todd

Primary Contact
Lee Anne Todd, 508-643-2170, LATodd@naschools.net

Program(s) within this school:
Program Name Contact Name Telephone
Hockomock YMCA Schools Out Kimberly Jennings 781-879-6271

Falls School employs Patrick Guthrie, an on-site certified and/or licensed pesticide applicator (certification/license #: 45055) 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

  • Bob Toroinson of Attleboro Pest Control, 508-695-6763.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Lee Anne Todd, 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, Falls School on 9/26/2017 7:53:00 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,  Lee Anne Todd , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Falls 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 Falls 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 Falls 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 Falls School are listed below:
      1) Lee Anne Todd (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Patrick  Guthrie
      3) Lee Anne Todd
      4) Gerry  McAuliffe


    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
    • Training content will cover pest-reporting procedures and pest prevention strategies such as sanitian.
    • Yearly training seminar on IPM for custodial staff.
    • Training will be by qualified staff yearly.
    • Flyers will be sent home.


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

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

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

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      Black ants, Bees

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      Classrooms

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      Mice in food storage room 1/10/17.Mice in kitchen cabinet 12/13/16

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      Daily

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      Eliminating access.

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      We clean areas throughly.

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      Areas are cleaned carefully.

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      Cleaned areas more throughly.

      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 Falls 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, Lee Anne Todd has assigned committee member Gerry McAuliffe 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 Falls 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
      Tempo Dust-1% Cyfluthrin 432-1374 bees Stings
      Contrac-005% Brodifacoum 12455-89 Mice Droppings
      Talstar-7.9% BI-Fethrin 279-3206 Ants Nesting



    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: 2/3/2005 3:13:00 PM
    Plan updated by Lee Anne Todd on: 9/26/2017 7:53:00 AM