Rashi School
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
800 Great Meadow Road
Dedham, MA 02026


IPM Coordinator
Bruce  Boyd

Primary Contact
Bruce Boyd, 617-969-4444, bboyd@rashi.org

Rashi School employs n/a, an on-site certified and/or licensed pesticide applicator (certification/license #: n/a) 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

  • Paul Hoffman of Waltham Services LLC. , 781-337-1552.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Bruce  Boyd, 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, Rashi School on 7/14/2015 3:47:00 PM 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,  Bruce  Boyd , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Rashi 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 Rashi 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 Rashi 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 Rashi School are listed below:
      1) Bruce  Boyd (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Lisa Sesnovich
      3) Mallory Rome


    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 with their supervisors or teachers who then pass information onto the IPM coordinator.


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

    • The teaching staff, custodial, administrative and food service personnel will receive IPM training
    • The more common pests found in schools ( mice and ants) will be discussed and how to prevent them. Keeping uncovered foods in desks will be discussed, along with what each person can do to keep pests out of classroom and cafeteria areas.
    • Training will be done at least once per year, normally as part of school in-service training meetings.
    • Waltham Services ( our pest control contractor) will conduct training on request. Training will be done each school year. Information sheets and back and forth discussion will be the methods used to disseminate IPM information .
    • Informational posters emphasizing pest prevention though exclusion and keeping student and staff areas clean will be used.


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, Rashi School has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of monthly inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of monthly 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
      The school complex is relatively new.

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      No pests have been observed, as the complex is new.

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      We have zero tolerance on the presence of pests in our school. No level of pests is acceptable.

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      The pest control contractor places glue pest traps and visually looks for the presence of ants and mice on a monthly basis.

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      We made sure that doors to the exterior were rodent proofed when closed and reminded school staff doors to the outside must be kept closed at all times.

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      Restricting food and drink from being eaten away from lounge and cafeteria ares reduces the amount of food scraps and spillage that can attract ants and mice.

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      The complex is new as of July 2010. As part of the end of construction a final inspection of the complex has been done, consentrating on insuring that the complex was sealed to the exterior.

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      Repeating mouse traps will be added to eliminate any mice that gain enterance to the complex.

      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 Rashi 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, Bruce Boyd has assigned committee member Bruce Boyd 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 Rashi 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
      Advion Ant Bait Gel Indoxacarb 352-664 ants if and when present
      Advance Dual Choice Ant Bait Sulfuramind 499-459 ants if and when present
      Contract with Lumitrack Bromadiolne 12455-133 mice if and when present
      Advion Cockroach Bait Arena Indoxcarb 352-652 roaches if and when present
      delta dust deltamethrin 432-772 misc crawling/stinging insects if and when present
      PT Wasp Freeze Phenothrin/allethrin 499-362 stinging/crawling insects if and when present
      1st Strike Soft Bait difethialone 7173-258 rodents if and when present
      Tempo 1% Dust Cyfluthrin 432-1373 misc crawling/stinging insects if and when present
      Eco Via EC Plant oils exempt misc crawling/stinging insects if and when present



    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: 8/2/2010 2:20:00 PM
    Plan updated by Mike Russell on: 7/14/2015 3:47:00 PM