Lee Middle and High School
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
300 Greylock St.
Lee, MA 01238
Gregg Brighenti, 413-243-2780, GBreghenti@leepublicschools.net
Lee Middle and High School employs N/A, an on-site certified and/or licensed pesticide applicator (certification/license #: ) who may be called on to manage all or some of the necessary INDOOR pest problems that may arise. John Buda of Orkin Exterminating Co., 413-445-5146.
In addition, this School has a contract with
By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Gary Wellington, 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, Lee Middle and High School on 8/28/2017 7:26:00 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, Gary Wellington , about pest control and pesticide use.
This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Lee Middle and High 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.
The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the Lee Middle and High School 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 Lee Middle and High School has selected the following as itís IPM 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.
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 Lee Middle and High School are listed below:
1) Gary Wellington (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
2) Gregg Brighenti
3) Bill Boyne
4) Gary Wellington
5) Jeff Coons
6) James Walker
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. In addition, the IPM coordinator also communicates information to the staff supervisors who then distribute the information to all the staff and occupants concerned.
Staff/Students communicate in writing with an administrator who then passes the information onto the IPM coordinator when necessary.
E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF
- All employees (professional, custodial, food service workers) will receive training.
- The IMP Coordinator will provide training for staff on an annual basis to cover pest reporting and pest prevention strategies.
- Yearly training for all staff on pest reporting and pest prevention strategies.
- Orkin Pest Management will be hired to present an annual training workshop for the IPM team in each building.
- By school district policy, all food must be consumed in only desginated areas. Student and staff lockers are cleaned on a quarterly basis, and professional cleaned each summer.
F. INDOOR MONITORING
The IPM committee will evaluate the plan monthly. When pests are present, Lee Middle and High School has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of weekly inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of weekly 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 facilityís Pest Management Professional who would then conduct a facility audit.
G. COURSE OF ACTION TAKEN FOR INDOOR PESTS
The School's IPM approach to managing the indoor pests includes the following actions:
|SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION |
|Sight is inspected on a daily basis by staff. Any occurrence of pests is reported immmediately to the IPM Coordinator. If pests are sighted, Orkin Pest Mangement will be contacted to recommend a suitable plan of action. |
|SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS |
|we currently have not experienced a pest problem. |
|Currently we do not have a problem with pests. |
|ELIMINATING ACCESS |
|We currently do not have a pest problem. If we encouter pests all entryways, doorways, windows, holes in exterior walls, openings around pipes, electrical fixtures, or ducts will be maintained in the following manner: 1. kept shut when not in use. 2. weather stripping placed around doors and windows. 3. holes in walls caulked and/or sealed. 4. damanged screens repaired and replaced. 5. installation of air curtains where applicable. 6. will keep vegetation, shrubs, and wood mulch at least 1' away from structures. |
|ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER |
|classrooms, laboratories, administrative offices, auditorium, gymnasium and hallways: 1. allow food and beverages only in designated areas. 2. if indoor plants are present, keep them health. When small insect infestations appear, remove them manually. 3. keep areas as dry as possible by removing standing water and water damage or wet materials. 4. in the science lab, store animals foods in tightly sealed containers and regularly clean cages. In all areas, remove dust and debris. 5. routinely clean lockers and desks. 6. frequently vacuum carpeted areas. Diningroom, main kitches, teachers lounge, home economics kitchen, snack area, vending machines and food storage areas: 1. store food and waste in containers that are inaccessible to pests. Containers must have tight lids and be made of plastic, glass or metal. Waste should be removed at the end of the day. 2. place screens on vents, windows, and floor drains to prevent cockroaches and other pests from using unscreened ducts or vents as pathways. 3. create inhospitable living conditions for pests by reducing availablity of food and water - remove food debris, sweep up all crumbs, fix dripping faucets and leaks, and dry out wet areas. 4. use proper cleaning practices, including promptly cleaning food preparation after use and removing grease accumulation from vents, ovens and stoves. Use caulks or paints to seal cracks and crevices. 5. use of mechanical traps or glue boards for mice will be used but will be inaccessible to children and will be checked monthly by Orkin's pest manager. |
|ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE |
|The architects and engineers used current design standards to ensure no access to shelter or harborage. |
|NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS |
|Use of rodent traps (non chemical) |
|PESTICIDE USE ATTESTATION: |
|Pesticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator. |
H. RECORD KEEPING
In the case of Lee Middle and High 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 monthly .
J. IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH EMERGENCY
During the creation of this IPM plan, Gregg Brighenti has assigned committee member Gary Wellington 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 Lee Middle and High School. This list includes all herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides that will be used in the event that chemical is required.
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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: 2/1/2005 1:41:00 PM
Plan updated by Gary Wellington on: 8/28/2017 7:26:00 AM