Green Meadows School
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
38 North Road
Hampden, MA 01036


IPM Coordinator
Sam Boyd

Primary Contact
Sharon Moberg, 413-566-3263, smoberg@hwrsd.org

Program(s) within this school:
Program Name Contact Name Telephone
Scantic YMCA Jamie Murray 413-206-5708

This School has a contract with
  • Kevin Cox of Accurate Termite and Pest Control, P.O. Box 84.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Sam Boyd, 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, Green Meadows School on 4/4/2017 9:21:00 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,  Sam Boyd , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Green Meadows 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 Green Meadows 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 Green Meadows 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 Green Meadows School are listed below:
      1) Sam Boyd (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Ed Cenedella
      3) Sharon Moberg
      4) Sam Boyd


    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.

      All staff have access to an electronic work order system where they can choose "Pest Control" as a problem type, coordinator regularly checks work orders and evaluates whether the problem merits contacting a pest control professional.


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

    • Custodial and Maintenance Personnel.
    • Training content will cover pest reporting procedures, mitigation strategies and proper remediation
    • Training will be provided annually
    • Training provided by contract personnel annually
    • Food is discouraged outside of cafeteria. Staff and/or parents can be directed to a posting on the school website via mass email or Connect-Ed phone call. School newsletter can contain a section on IPM if need be.


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, Green Meadows School has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of daily inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of weekly inspections.

      The following technique will be used to monitor for pests:  Reporting of pest presence via electronic work order by both staff and head custodian. Accurate Termite & Pest conduct a monthly inspection and leave documentation of their findings or lack thereof, this information is kept on location in an IPM binder.


    G. COURSE OF ACTION TAKEN FOR INDOOR PESTS

      The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at Green Meadows School:
      • Ants
      • Wasps/Bees
      • Mosquitoes & Flies

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

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      House flies, bees and wasps, small ants

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      Flies and ants usually confined to kitchen areas, bees and wasps near windows and univents. Ants come in through any number of penetrations in the building envelope.

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      Flies from dumpstewr area <10. Bees and wasps <10. Ants are seasonal and >10.

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      When any of the above pests are observed remediation occurs within 24 hours.

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      Measures include upkeep of windows, screens, doors, weather stripping, and caulking.

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      Kitchen staff daily cleans down and sanitizes kitchen. Dumpsters are removed twice weekly. Nightly cleaning of all rooms by custodians. Food is discouraged outside of the cafeteria. Any plumbing or water problems are evaluated and solved by maintenance department.

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      Building repairs where applicable. Regular cleaning and observation of both interior and exterior of school.

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      Regular cleaning, grounds upkeep, and maintenance.

      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 Green Meadows School, INDOOOR monitoring records will be maintained through the following technique:  Accurate Termite & Pest inspects monthly and leaves a record of there findings and actions or lack thereof, this is saved in the IPM binder. Any pest problems found by staff or custodians will be reported and recorded on the work order system.


    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, Sharon Moberg has assigned committee member Sam Boyd 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 Green Meadows 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
      Contrac Place pacs Bromadiolone .005% 12455-75 mice When pests are present
      Drione Pyrethrins 1%, piperonyl butoxide 10%, amorphous silica gel 40% 432-992 insects When pests are present
      MF carpenter ant bait gel Fipronil .001% 432-1264 ants When pests are present
      MF mag roach bait gel Fipronil .05% 432-1460 roaches when pests are present
      Advion bait gel indoxacarb .6% 352-652 Roaches When pests are present
      Bor actin Orthoboric acid 99% 73079-4 Roaches/ants When pests are present
      Contrac Blox Bromadiolone .005% 12455-79 Mice When pests are present
      Essentria IC-3 Rosemary oil 10%, Gernaoil 5%, peppermint oil 2% no epa # ants/raoches When pests are present
      Gentrol point source Hydroprene 90.6% 2724-469 Roaches When pests are present
      Invade bio drain Microbes, citrus oil no epa # drain flies When pests are present
      Max Force ant bait gel Fipronil .001% 432-1264 Ants When pests are present
      Max Force ant bait stations Fipronil .01% 432-1256 Ants When pests are present
      Max Force select roach bait gel Fipronil .01% 432-1259 Roaches When pests are present
      Max Force FC roach bait gel Fipronil .01% 432-1259 Roaches When pests are present
      Max FOrce roach bait stations Fipronil .05% 432-1262 Roaches When pests are present
      Max Force granular bait hydramethhylnon 1% 432-1262 Roaches When pests are present
      Eco exempt jet phenethyyl propionate 2%, rosemary 3% no epa# wasps/hornets When pests are present
      Advion bait arena indoxacarb .5% 352-668 Roaches When pests are present
      Mother earth exempt geranoil .6%, lemongrass .05% no epa # Ants/roaches When pests are present
      essentria IC-3 Rosemary oil 10%, geraniol 5%, peppermint oil 2% no epa# ants When pests are present



    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
       
    ________________________________________________ __/______/___
    Administrator, Director, or Principal Date

    Indoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 5/3/2005 9:43:00 AM
    Plan updated by Sam Boyd on: 4/4/2017 9:21:00 AM