Seem Collaborative @ Yeuell School
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
Zero Crystal Ave
Wakefield, MA 01880


IPM Coordinator
Mary Walsh

Primary Contact
Mary Walsh, 781-589-9961, MWalsh@seemcollaborative.org
This School has a contract with
  • Dana W DiPaolo License#24203 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 @ Yeuell School on 3/29/2017 9:08:00 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 @ Yeuell 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 Seem Collaborative @ Yeuell 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 Seem Collaborative @ Yeuell 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 Seem Collaborative @ Yeuell School 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 property 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 @ Yeuell School 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 @ Yeuell School:
      • Ants
      • Spiders

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

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      small ants and spiders.

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      Small ants and spiders, as the site is located in a wooded area. Mostly located in heating vents.

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      Only a few ants have been detected. Spiders are more frequent.

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      A survey of the facility when properly conducted, will shed light on the type and extent of infestatiuon. the breeding places or harborages, openings whereby the pest enter the building. and the method and control most suitable for the premises.

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      SEEM Prep @ Yeuell 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. Heating vents have been vacummed monthly to prevent spider webs.

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



    I attest, to the best of my knowledge, that the above information is complete, accurate and true

    ________________________________________________ __/______/___
    IPM Coordinator Signature Date
       
    ________________________________________________ __/______/___
    Administrator, Director, or Principal Date

    Indoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 6/21/2005 3:15:00 PM
    Plan updated by Mary Walsh on: 3/29/2017 9:08:00 AM