SEEM Collaborative/Hurd School
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
27 Cordis Street
Wakefield, MA 01880


IPM Coordinator
Mary Walsh

Primary Contact
Mary Walsh, 781-944-2099, mwalsh@seemcollaborative.org

This School has a contract with
  • Dana W. DiPaolo of Bay State Pest Control, 781-245-3577.

    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.


    A .INTRODUCTION

      In compliance with the Act Protecting Children and Families from Harmful Pesticides, SEEM Collaborative/Hurd School on 2/10/2005 9:58:00 AM has prepared the following indoor IPM plan. By centralizing all of the information about this facility’s pest management practices the plan serves as a guide to direct this facility’s IPM coordinator,  Mary Walsh , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the SEEM Collaborative/Hurd School and clearly states it’s 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 SEEM Collaborative/Hurd School are listed below.

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    • Reduce children’s 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 SEEM Collaborative/Hurd School has selected the following as it’s 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 SEEM Collaborative/Hurd School are listed below:
      1) Mary Walsh (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) George Flynn
      3) 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 and leave this information in a common “drop box” for the IPM coordinator to review and pass onto the Pest Management Professional if 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, Mary Walsh, and Ronnie DeLeo, Food Service Coordinator,and Bunny Marotta,on site food service will work with and train the appropriate staff with regard to those pest management 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 wood and easily maintained.


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, SEEM Collaborative/Hurd School 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 contact the facility’s 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
        Small ants

        SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
        Small ants in basement.

        SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
        Only a few ants have been detected.

        MONITORING/INSPECTION
        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.

        ELIMINATING ACCESS
        SEEM Collaborative/Hurd School has selected its IPM coordinator as the person who will monitor the School with regards to the aspects of pest exclusion.

        ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
        All food will be stored 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.

        NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
        Site will maintain cleaniness throughout in order to prevent future pest problems. A professional cleaning company cleans the building daily.

        CHEMICAL CONTROLS
        PESTICIDE USE ATTESTATION:
        Pesticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator.


      H. RECORD KEEPING

        In the case of SEEM Collaborative/Hurd 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, 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 Collaborative/Hurd 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



        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: 2/9/2005 8:26:00 AM
        Plan updated by Mary Walsh on: 2/10/2005 9:58:00 AM