Naquag School
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
285 Main Street
Rutland, MA 01453


IPM Coordinator
James Covello

Primary Contact
Dixie Estes, Principal, (508) 886-2901, dixie_estes@wrsd.net

Program(s) within this school:
Program Name Contact Name Telephone
Safe Place Katelyn Wojnarowicz 508-864-1317

This School has a contract with
  • Al Harrica of Terminix International, 340 Grove Street.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, James Covello, 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, Naquag School on 9/27/2017 7:20:00 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,  James Covello , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Naquag 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 Naquag 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 Naquag 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 Naquag School are listed below:
      1) James Covello (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Dixie Estes
      3) Anthony Rosetti


    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 puts in log book, custodian relays that data to IPM Coordinator who calls Pest Management Professional if necessary.


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

    • Teachers, food service staff, custodians, facility managers
    • Pest reporting procedures, pest prevention strategies, conditions and behaviors that promote pests.
    • Annual overview.
    • IPM Coordinator with Pest Management Professional.
    • Students are encouraged to recycle and put food related trash in appropriate bins.


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, Naquag School has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of daily inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of quarterly 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 School's IPM approach to managing the indoor pests includes the following actions:

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      no pests

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      no pests

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      no pests

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      inspections by custodians and Pest Management Professional

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      Keep areas celan, and sealed.

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      Custodians keep areas clean and water/food free.

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      Keep areas closed and sealed.

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      no pests

      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 Naquag 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, Dixie Estes, Principal has assigned committee member James Covello 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 Naquag 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
      Glue boards n/a rodents infestation
      Snap Traps n/a rodents infestation
      MaxForce FC Fipronil 432-1259 roaches infestation
      Maxforce Fipronil 432-1264 ants infestation
      388B Advance Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate 499-492 ants infestation
      Maxforce Fipronil 432-1264 carpenter ants infestation



    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: 12/11/2008 1:23:00 PM
    Plan updated by James Covello, Facility Manager on: 9/27/2017 7:20:00 AM