I.R. Studley Elementary employs None, an on-site certified and/or licensed pesticide applicator (certification/license #: None) who may be called on to manage all or some of the necessary INDOOR pest problems that may arise. Michael Bourdeau of Flynn Pest Control, 32 Anawan Street.
In addition, this School has a contract with
By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Jason Parenteau, of this School 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, I.R. Studley Elementary on 11/13/2008 12:27:00 PM has prepared the following indoor IPM plan. By centralizing all of the information about this facility’s pest management practices the plan serves as a guide to direct this facility’s IPM coordinator, Jason Parenteau , about pest control and pesticide use.
This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the I.R. Studley Elementary and clearly states it’s 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 I.R. Studley Elementary are listed below.
|Reduce children’s 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 I.R. Studley Elementary has selected the following as it’s IPM 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.
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 I.R. Studley Elementary are listed below:
1) Jason Parenteau (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
2) Jason Parenteau
3) Manny Silva
4) Christine Kinzle
5) Jenella Porter
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 in writing and leave this information in a common “drop box” for the IPM coordinator to review and pass onto the Pest Management Professional if necessary.
E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF
- Custodial and maintenance employees will receive IPM training.
- The training will cover prevention, reporting, and sanitation.
- The training will be offered annaully
- The training will be presented by Christine Kinzle
- Food is allowed in designated areas only. Students are instructed not to keep food in desks.
F. INDOOR MONITORING
The IPM committee will evaluate the plan quarterly. When pests are present, I.R. Studley Elementary 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 facility’s 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 I.R. Studley Elementary:
The School's IPM approach to managing the indoor pests includes the following actions:
|SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION|
|House flies have presented a problem at the receiving area in the past|
|SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS|
|Receiving are and the kitchen area|
|SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY|
|One pest demands action|
|The school custodian monitors for the pest daily.|
|Doors are to remain closed at all times. Screens have been installed on windows where needed.|
|ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER|
|Food is kept covered. Trash is empied several times daily in kitchen area.|
|ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE|
|Window screens were installed where needed.|
|Non chemical contols included minimizing access, and eliminating food sources.|
|PESTICIDE USE ATTESTATION:|
|Only pesticides allowed under the Children's and Families' Protection Act are used indoors.|
H. RECORD KEEPING
In the case of I.R. Studley Elementary, 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 quarterly .
J. IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH EMERGENCY
During the creation of this IPM plan, Jennella Porter has assigned committee member Jason Parenteau 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 I.R. Studley Elementary. 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: 11/13/2008 12:27:00 PM
Plan updated by Jason Parenteau on: 11/13/2008 12:27:00 PM