Riverdale Elementary
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
143 Needham Street
Dedham, MA MA


IPM Coordinator
Dave O'Brien

Primary Contact
Ed Paris, 781-301-2000, eparis@dedham.k12.ma.us

Program(s) within this school:
Program Name Contact Name Telephone
W. Roxbury/Roslindale/Dedham YMCA Ashley Gropman (617) 590-6003

This School has a contract with
  • Mike Clark of Environmental Health Services, Inc, 781-769-9111.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Dave O'Brien, 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, Riverdale Elementary on 1/31/2018 10:54:00 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,  Dave O'Brien , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Riverdale 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.

      Objectives
      The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the Riverdale Elementary 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 Riverdale 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:

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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 Riverdale Elementary are listed below:
      1) Dave O'Brien (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Denise Moroney
      3) Ed Paris


    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 will receive training.
    • Improved sanitation in our school to prevent pests
    • Annually at a staff meeting
    • We will bring in our pest control contractor to speak on the matter
    • We post signs restricting food in certain areas. Our student handbook also contains information about where food is permitted and when.


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, Riverdale Elementary 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 following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at Riverdale Elementary:
      • Ants
      • Cockroaches
      • Rats & Mice

      The School's IPM approach to managing the indoor pests includes the following actions:

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      Pavement ants, German cockroaches, and house mice are identified from time to time.

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      These infrequent problem tends to be identified in the school kitchen area.

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      If we identify one specimen, we immediately take action to prevent infestation.

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      Our pest control contactor perform this service on a monthly basis for us. Monitors are used in high risk areas and checked monthly.

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      We insure tight fitting door sweeps are in use in addition to caulking problematic cracks & crevices.

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      We educate the kitchen staff (in particular) about keeping their area clean and dry to remain free of pests.

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      Doorsweeps and other mechanical methods which prevent pests from entering.

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      Traps: Glue, snap, or box-type.

      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 Riverdale Elementary, 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, Ed Paris has assigned committee member Roger Lazdowsky 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 Riverdale Elementary. 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
      Cimexa Dust Amorphous Silica Gel 73079-12 cockroaches, flies, stored product pests Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      First Strike Soft Bait Difethialone 7173-258 rodents Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Advion Ant Arena Indoxacarb 352-664 ants Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Advion Ant Gel Indoxacarb 352-746 ants Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      EcoVia WD Thyme Oil, 2-Phenethyl Propionate Exempt 25(b)
      Advion Cockroach Arena Indoxacarb 100-1486 cockroaches Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Recruit AG Noviflumuron 62719-454 termites Used when live termites are present
      Contrac Blox Bromadiolone 12455-79 rodents Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Maxforce Granular Hydramethylnon 432-1255 general insects Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Essentria IC3 Rosemary Oil, Peppermint Oil, Geraniol Exempt 25(b) general insects Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Nibor-D Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate 64405-8 general insects Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Maxforce Impact Roach Gel Bait Clothianidin 432-1531 general insects Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Advion Roach Gel Indoxacarb 352-652 cockroaches Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Avert Dry Flowable Abemectin 499-294 cockroaches Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      EcoVia IB Lemongrass oil, Linset, Geraniol Exempt 25(b) general insects
      Alpine Dust Dinotefuran, Diatomaceous Earth 499-527 ants,stinginginsects sed when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.



    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: 11/16/2004 2:04:00 PM
    Plan updated by Denise Moroney on: 1/31/2018 10:54:00 AM