Joseph W. Martin School
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
37 Landry Avenue
North Attleborough, MA 02760


IPM Coordinator
Danielle Klingaman

Primary Contact
Danielle E. Klingaman, (508) 643-2140, dklingaman@naschools.net

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

Joseph W. Martin 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 Torosinson of Attleboro Pest Control, 508-695-6763.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Danielle Klingaman, 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, Joseph W. Martin School on 9/26/2017 7:55:00 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,  Danielle Klingaman , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Joseph W. Martin 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 Joseph W. Martin 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 Joseph W. Martin 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 Joseph W. Martin School are listed below:
      1) Danielle Klingaman (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Lori Barrett
      3) Patrick Guthrie
      4) James Germaine
      5) Danielle Klingaman


    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 sanitation.
    • Yearly training seminar on IPM for custodial staff.
    • Training will be conducted by qualified staff on a yearly basis.
    • Postings of no food or drink in the gymnasium.


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, Joseph W. Martin School has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of daily inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR 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 INDOOR PESTS

      The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at Joseph W. Martin School:
      • Rats & Mice
      • Ants

      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, cafeteria

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      Mice on 11/20/16.Yellow Jackets in tree 8/23/16.

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      Daily

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      Eliminating Access

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      Clean areas thoroughly

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      Areas are carefully cleaned.

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      Clean areas thoroughly

      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 Joseph W. Martin 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, Danielle E. Klingaman has assigned committee member Danielle Klingaman 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 Joseph W. Martin 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-005% Brodifacoum 12455-89 Mice Droppings
      Tempo Dust-1% Cyfluthrin 432-1374 bees Stings
      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: 5/13/2008 4:48:00 PM
    Plan updated by Danielle E. Klingaman on: 9/26/2017 7:55:00 AM