Seem Collaborative @ Old Central
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
25 William Street
Wakefield, MA 02180


IPM Coordinator
Mary Walsh

Primary Contact
Mary Walsh, 781-589-9961 , mwalsh@seemcollaborative.org
This School has a contract with
  • DANA DIPAOLO LICENSE# 24203 of BAY STATE PEST CONTROL, INC., 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 @ Old Central on 3/29/2017 9:10:00 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,  Mary Walsh , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Seem Collaborative @ Old Central 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 Seem Collaborative @ Old Central 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 Seem Collaborative @ Old Central 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 Seem Collaborative @ Old Central are listed below:
      1) Mary Walsh (Indoor IPM Coordinator)


    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

    • All staff of SEEM Collaborative
    • Training content will cover pest reporting procedures and pest prevention strategies such as sanitation
    • Annual training for staff concerning IPM training
    • Training questions can be addressed while Bay State Pest Control is on propery monthly/quarterly
    • No food or water will be left unattended. Eating and drinking will be allowed in designated areas only.


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, Seem Collaborative @ Old Central has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of weekly 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 Seem Collaborative @ Old Central:
      • Spiders
      • Ants

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

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      Small ants, spiders, and mice

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      Small ants (pavement ants) seen in basement and offices, along with spiders. Mice seen in boiler room.

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      Pavement ants (15) Spiders (12) Mouse droppings (10)

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      The general pests mentioned about with consist of a general walk-through of the building and inspection of monitors and traps that will be placed in areas conducive to insect and rodent infestation and harborage on a monthly basis. If any activity may occur in between services the coordinator will be contacted who will in turn contact Bay State Pest Control.

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      Door sweeps will be installed on all exterior doorways to deny rodent, ants, spiders entry into the building. All possible holes will be sealed with either steel/copper mesh wool or caulking. Weather stripping will be used as well to ensure tight fitting doors and windows. In doing the above mentioned this will prevent insects and rodents in entering the school building.

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      All floors and counters will be swept free of any crumbs. All floor and counters will be washed with soap and water to clean up any food spills. All food will be stored tightly with sealed containers at all times.

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      Locate the nest or source of ants. Caulk around any cracks or crevices that ants maybe using as an entrance into the school. For rodent eliminating possible nesting grounds i.e Burroughs, over grown shrubbery, and making sure there is limited to no vegetation growing up against the building.

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      Snap traps, Glue boards, Weather stripping, caulking, cleaning counters, and floors after lunch and snack with soap and water.

      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 Seem Collaborative @ Old Central, 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 Mary Walsh 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 @ Old Central. 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
      ECOEXEMPT IC2 ROSEMARY OIL/PEPPERMINT OIL N/A CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      SNAP TRAPS N/A N/A MICE/RATS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      TOPIA CEDAR OIL N/A ANTS/BEES/WASPS/SPIDERS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      CONTRAC MEAL PLACE PACS BROMADIOLONE 12455-75 MICE/RATS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      ADVANCE GRANULAR ABAMECTIN 499-370 ANTS CONTROL/EMILINATION
      OPTIGAURD GEL THIAMETHOXAM 100-1260 ANTS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      GLUEBOARDS/MONITORS N/A N/A MICE/RATS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      INTICE SELECT GRANULAR ORTHOBORIC ACID 73079-2 ANTS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      ECOEXEMPT JET 2-PHENETHYL PROPIONATE N/A STINGING INSECTS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      GENERATION DIFETHIALONE 7173-218 MICE/RATS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      DELTADUST DELTAMETHRIN 432-772 ANTS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      ECOEXEMPT KO 2-PHENETHYL PROPIONATE N/A STINGING INSECTS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      TEMPO 1% DUST CYFLUTHRIN 432-1373 ANTS/BEES/WASPS/SPIDERS CONTROL/ELIMINATION



    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
       
    ________________________________________________ __/______/___
    Administrator, Director, or Principal Date

    Indoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 5/7/2012 4:56:00 PM
    Plan updated by Mary Walsh on: 3/29/2017 9:10:00 AM