I.R. Studley Elementary
Outdoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
299 Rathbun Willard Drive
Attleboro, MA 02703


IPM Coordinator
Jason Parenteau

Primary Contact
Joann DiPalma, 508-223-1535, jdipalma@attleboroschools.com
This School has a contract with
  • Michael Bourdeau of Flynn Pest Control, 508-252-9661.

    By signing the end of this outdoor 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 OUTDOOR integrated pest management plan.


    A. INTRODUCTION

      In compliance with the Act Protecting Children and Families from Harmful Pesticides the I.R. Studley Elementary on 7/21/2017 5:52:00 AM has prepared the following outdoor IPM plan about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for outdoor areas of I.R. Studley Elementary 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.

      By centralizing all of the information about this facilityís pest management practices the plan serves as a guide to direct this facilityís IPM coordinator, Jason Parenteau

      Objectives
      The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the I.R. Studley Elementary are listed below.

    • Reduce childrenís 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 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:
    • 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 OUTDOOR committee members selected for the I.R. Studley Elementary are listed below:
      1) Jason Parenteau (Outdoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Jason Parenteau
      3) Norman Dorado
      4) Joanne DiPalma

    D. COMMUNICATING IPM WITHIN THE FACILITY

      Pest Management Personnel to Building Staff:

      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 who then pass information onto the IPM coordinator.


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

      The facilities team receives annual training.


    F. OUTDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM plan will follow a Annually evaluation schedule. When pests are present, I.R. Studley Elementary has chosen an OUTDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of Weekly inspections. When pests are absent the OUTDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of Daily 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 OUTDOOR PESTS

      Outdoor property includes the turf, landscaping, and the outdoor grounds such as building exterior, playground equipment, etc..  I.R. Studley Elementary has prepared maps of the outdoor facility and identified the following priority areas for maintenance:

      OutdoorGrounds
      Building entrances and play areas.

      The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at I.R. Studley Elementary:

      TURF PESTS   LANDSCAPING AND
      PLANT PESTS
        OUTDOOR GROUNDS
      PESTS
       
       

      Pests
          Stinging Insects

      Insects in playground area (if applicable)
          Yellow Jackets

      Other
          None
          none



      OUTDOOR MANAGEMENT PLAN

      The following areas are priority areas for maintenance: Building entrances and play areas.

      Cultural Practices

      OUTDOOR GROUNDS GENERAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

      Waste Disposal (trash containers and dumpsters):

      A ten yard trash container is on site and emptied three times weekly.

      Light Management:
      We have had no pest related issues due to exterior lighting.

      Excess Water Prevention:
      Pounding water is not an issue.

      Noxious Weed Management:
      School grounds are kept short and neat.

      Playgrounds (if applicable):
      Thye playground is inspected weekly by the school custodian, and monthly by Flynn Pest Control.

      Nuisance weeds in pavement:
      Nuisance weeds are removed by hand.

      Storage Sheds (If applicable):
      Mice have not been an issue in our storage shed.

      Insects observed in and around outdoor grounds of school property.
      Stinging Insects

      Pests
      Stinging Insects

      Insects in playground area (if applicable)
      Yellow Jackets

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      The custodian checks playground areas weekly in the summer months. Flynn Pest Control performs monthly inspections

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      Flynn Pest Controll

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures you have taken to manage the pests above.
      Nest are removed after sun down.

      If you use insecticides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      It is our goal to minimize the use of pesticides

    • Insecticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator. 
    • Selective insecticides are used where possible instead of broad spectrum insecticides. 
    • Insecticide Use is documented in the STANDARD WRITTEN NOTIFICATION FORM

      Weeds
      Noxious weeds noticed on the school grounds

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      Weekly

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      Lawn care professional

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.
      Weeds are removed manually

      If you use herbicides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      Herbicides are not used.

    • Herbicide Use is documented in the STANDARD WRITTEN NOTIFICATION FORM


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of I.R. Studley Elementary, OUTDOOR monitoring records will be maintained through: The use of forms which will be filled out by the person monitoring the facility


    I. EVALUATING THE PROGRAM

      The IPM plan will be evaluated on a Annually basis.


    J. NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS & EXEMPTIONS

      During the creation of this IPM plan, Joann DiPalma has assigned committee memberBen Liston with the responsibility of assembling and issuing all the documents that accompany the standard written notification whenever pesticides are applied outdoors.


    K. IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH EMERGENCY

      During the creation of this IPM plan, Joann DiPalma has assigned committee memberBen Liston with the responsibility of applying for an emergency waiver.


    L. LIST OF PESTICIDES TO BE USED OUTSIDE THE FACILITY

      The following list includes all the pesticides that will be used outside I.R. Studley Elementary. This list includes all herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides that will be used in the event that chemical is required.

      Pesticide
      Product
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA Registration
      Number
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use


    M. WELL WATER SYSTEM

      The school does not have its own on site well water system.


    I attest, to the best of my knowledge, that the above information is complete, accurate and true

    ________________________________________________ __/______/___
    IPM Coordinator Signature Date
       
    ________________________________________________ __/______/___
    Administrator, Director, or Principal Date

    Outdoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 2/1/2010 11:58:00 AM
    Plan updated by Jason Parenteau on: 7/21/2017 5:52:00 AM