Dana DiPaolo of Bay State Pest Control, 25 Francis Avenue.
By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Mary Walsh, 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, SEEM/Campus Academy @ Franklin on 7/27/2005 2:18:00 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, Mary Walsh , about pest control and pesticide use.
This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the SEEM/Campus Academy @ Franklin 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 SEEM/Campus Academy @ Franklin 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 SEEM/Campus Academy @ Franklin 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 SEEM/Campus Academy @ Franklin are listed below:
1) Mary Walsh (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
2) Mary Walsh
3) George Flynn
4) Anne Curry
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 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 staff and food service workers, along with cleaning staff, will receive IPM training.
- Staff will be trained on how to store and handle all items that may attract any pests.
- Trainings will be offered yearly for all staff.
- The IPM coordinator and Ronnie DeLeo, Food Service Coordinator, and Marcia Alleyn, Onsite food service worker, will train the appropriate staff with regard to those psest managment practices that are applicable to their duties
- Students are only allowed to eat their lunches in a designated area. THis area is cleaned daily. Floors are vinyl and easily maintained.
F. INDOOR MONITORING
The IPM committee will evaluate the plan monthly. When pests are present, SEEM/Campus Academy @ Franklin has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of daily inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of monthly inspections.
The following technique will be used to monitor for pests: Reports from facility personnel (pest reporting forms) would prompt the IPM coordinator to setup monitoring traps, which would be used to identity the pest and determine its abundance.
G. COURSE OF ACTION TAKEN FOR INDOOR PESTS
The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at SEEM/Campus Academy @ Franklin:
The School's IPM approach to managing the indoor pests includes the following actions:
|SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION|
|SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS|
|Small ants in basement areas.|
|SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY|
|Only a few ants have been detected.|
|A survey of the facility when properly conducted will shed light on the type and extent of infestation, the breeding places or harborages, openings whereby the pests enter the building, and the method and control most suitable for the premises.|
|Campus Academy @ Franklin has selected its IPM coordinator as the person wo will monitor the school with regards to the aspecrts of pest exclusion.|
|ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER|
|All food will be stored and properly in sealed containers or in locked storage facilities.|
|ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE|
|Inspections by a professional exterminator will be administered yearly to prevent any future pests.|
|Site will maintain cleaniness throughout in order to prevent future pest problems. A professional cleaning company cleans the building daily.|
|PESTICIDE USE ATTESTATION:|
|Pesticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator.|
H. RECORD KEEPING
In the case of SEEM/Campus Academy @ Franklin, 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, Mary Walsh has assigned committee member Anne Curry 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 SEEM/Campus Academy @ Franklin. This list includes all herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides that will be used in the event that chemical is required.
I attest, to the best of my knowledge, that the above information is complete, accurate and true
IPM Coordinator Signature Date
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Administrator, Director, or Principal Date
Indoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 7/27/2005 2:18:00 PM
Plan updated by Mary Walsh on: 7/27/2005 2:18:00 PM