St. Joseph School
Outdoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
15 Gould St.
Wakefield, MA 01880


IPM Coordinator
ALAYNE FLYNN

Primary Contact
Alayne Flynn, 781-245-2081, aflynn@stjosephschoolwakefield.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 outdoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, ALAYNE FLYNN, of this School and the Pest Management Professionals described above acknowledge, and agree to the terms of this OUTDOOR integrated pest management plan.


    A. INTRODUCTION

      In compliance with the Act Protecting Children and Families from Harmful Pesticides the St. Joseph School on 3/29/2017 9:26:00 AM has prepared the following outdoor IPM plan about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for outdoor areas of St. Joseph 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.

      By centralizing all of the information about this facilityís pest management practices the plan serves as a guide to direct this facilityís IPM coordinator, ALAYNE FLYNN

      Objectives
      The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the St. Joseph School 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 St. Joseph 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:
    • 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 OUTDOOR committee members selected for the St. Joseph School are listed below:
      1) ALAYNE FLYNN (Outdoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) ALAYNE FLYNN
      3) JOSEPH  SULLIVAN

    D. COMMUNICATING IPM WITHIN THE FACILITY

      Pest Management Personnel to Building Staff:

      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 who then pass information onto the IPM coordinator.


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

      IPM COORDINATOR WILL ALWAYS TALK TO THE STAFF TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS ON WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT THAT PESTS ARE PRESENT ON SCHOOL GROUNDS.


    F. OUTDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM plan will follow a Annually evaluation schedule. When pests are present, St. Joseph School has chosen an OUTDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of Daily inspections. When pests are absent the OUTDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of Monthly inspections.

      The following technique will be used to monitor for pests: Reports from facility staff and students (pest reporting forms) would prompt the IPM coordinator to contact the facilityís Pest Management Professional who would then conduct a facility audit.


    G. COURSE OF ACTION TAKEN FOR OUTDOOR PESTS

      Outdoor property includes the turf, landscaping, and the outdoor grounds such as building exterior, playground equipment, etc..  St. Joseph School has prepared maps of the outdoor facility and identified the following priority areas for maintenance:

      OutdoorGrounds
      N/A

      The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at St. Joseph School:

      TURF PESTS   LANDSCAPING AND
      PLANT PESTS
        OUTDOOR GROUNDS
      PESTS
       
       

      Insects in playground area (if applicable)
          Yellow Jackets

      Other
          TERMITES



      OUTDOOR MANAGEMENT PLAN

      The following areas are priority areas for maintenance: N/A

      Cultural Practices

      OUTDOOR GROUNDS GENERAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

      Waste Disposal (trash containers and dumpsters):

      TRASH CONTAINERS AND DUMPSTER ARE KEPT IN A LOCKED AREA NOT ACCESSIBLE TO KIDS. THE AREA IS CLEANED ON A REGULAR BASIS AS WELL.

      Light Management:
      EXTERIOR LIGHTING IS SET ON TIMERS TO MINIMIZE ACTIVITY OF FLYING INSECTS AND PREDATORS.

      Excess Water Prevention:
      PROPER DRAINAGE HAS BEEN PUT INTO PLACE AND THERE IS NO CURRENT PROBLEM WITH STANDING WATER ON THE PROPERTY AT THIS TIME.

      Noxious Weed Management:
      N/A

      Playgrounds (if applicable):
      STAFF IS CONSTANTLY MONITORING THE PLAYGROUND AREA FOR ANY STINGING INSECTS THAT MAY CAUSE HARM TO THE CHILDREN. IF THERE IS A PEST PROBLEM THE PEST MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL WILL BE CONTACTED BY THE IPM COORDINATOR TO HANDLE THE SITUATION ASAP.

      Nuisance weeds in pavement:
      N/A

      Storage Sheds (If applicable):
      THE STORAGE SHED ONSITE IS CLEANED ON A REGULAR BASIS TO PREVENTS POSSIBLE PEST/RODENTS.

      Insects observed in and around outdoor grounds of school property.

      Pests

      Insects in playground area (if applicable)
      Yellow Jackets

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      YELLOW JACKETS-THE PLAYGROUND & SCHOOL ARE MONITORED BY THE STAFF. IF THERE IS ANY ACTIVITY TO BE REPORTED THE IPM COORDINATOR IS CONTACTED AND NOTIFIED.TERMITES-EXTERIOR SUB-SURFACE APPLICATION AROUND THE PERIMETER OF THE BUILDING. A MONITORING SYSTEM WILL BE INSTALLED ALONG THE MULCH BEDS LOCATED AT THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING.

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      VISUAL IDENTIFICATION.

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures you have taken to manage the pests above.
      YELLOW JACKETS-CALKING OF ANY CRACK & CREVICES TO THE BUILDING THAT MAY CAUSE PEST ENTRY. ALSO SCREENING ANY VENTS AND WEATHER STRIPPING OF DOORS.

      If you use insecticides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      YELLOW JACKETS-CONTROL/ELIMINATIONTERMITES-CONTROL/ELIMINATION

      Pesticide
      Product
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA Registration
      Number
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use
      ADVANCE GRANULAR ABAMECTIN 499-370 ANTS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      DELTADUST DELTAMETHRIN 432-772 ANTS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      DEMAND CS LAMBDA-CYHALOTHRIN 100-1066 ANTS/BEES/WASPS/SPIDERS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      ECOEXEMPT GRANULAR EUGENOL N/A TICKS/ANTS/BEES/WASPS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      ECOEXEMPT IC2 ROSEMARY OIL/PEPPERMINT OIL N/A CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      ECOEXEMPT JET 2-PHENETHYL PROPIONATE N/A STINGING INSECTS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      ECOEXEMPT KO 2-PHENETHYL PROPIONATE N/A STINGING INSECTS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      GENERATION DIFETHIALONE 7173-218 MICE/RATS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      INTICE SELECT GRANULAR ORTHOBORIC ACID 73079-2 ANTS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      TALSTAR XTRA VERGE ZETA-CYPERMETHRIN 279-9552 ANTS/TICKS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      TEMPO 1% DUST CFLUTHRIN 432-1373 ANTS/BEES/WASPS/SPIDERS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      TEMPRID SC IMIDACLOPRID/CYFLUTHRIN 432-1483 ANTS/BEES/WASPS/SPIDERS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      TOPIA CEDAR OIL N/A ANTS/BEES/WASPS/SPIDERS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      PREMISE 75 IMIDACLOPRID 432-1332 TERMITES CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      SMART DISC MONITORS & LOCATORS N/A N/A TERMITES CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      ADVANCE TERMITE BAIT DIFLUBENZORUN 499-500 TERMITES CONTROL/ELIMINATION

    • Insecticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator. 
    • Insecticides are used only when monitoring has shown that insects are present. 
    • Selective insecticides are used where possible instead of broad spectrum insecticides. 
    • Insecticides that are applied preventatively are used only in areas where insects occurred and were documented the previous year and can be expected to occur in current season. 
    • Insecticide Use is documented in the STANDARD WRITTEN NOTIFICATION FORM

      Weeds
      Noxious weeds noticed on the school grounds

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.

      If you use herbicides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of St. Joseph School, OUTDOOR monitoring records will be maintained through: The use of forms which will be filled out by the person monitoring the facility


    I. EVALUATING THE PROGRAM

      The IPM plan will be evaluated on a Annually basis.


    J. NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS & EXEMPTIONS

      During the creation of this IPM plan, Alayne Flynn has assigned committee memberALAYNE FLYNN with the responsibility of assembling and issuing all the documents that accompany the standard written notification whenever pesticides are applied outdoors.


    K. IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH EMERGENCY

      During the creation of this IPM plan, Alayne Flynn has assigned committee memberALAYNE FLYNN with the responsibility of applying for an emergency waiver.


    L. LIST OF PESTICIDES TO BE USED OUTSIDE THE FACILITY

      The following list includes all the pesticides that will be used outside St. Joseph School. This list includes all herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides that will be used in the event that chemical is required.

      Pesticide
      Product
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA Registration
      Number
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use
      ADVANCE GRANULAR ABAMECTIN 499-370 ANTS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      DELTADUST DELTAMETHRIN 432-772 ANTS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      DEMAND CS LAMBDA-CYHALOTHRIN 100-1066 ANTS/BEES/WASPS/SPIDERS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      ECOEXEMPT GRANULAR EUGENOL N/A TICKS/ANTS/BEES/WASPS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      ECOEXEMPT IC2 ROSEMARY OIL/PEPPERMINT OIL N/A CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      ECOEXEMPT JET 2-PHENETHYL PROPIONATE N/A STINGING INSECTS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      ECOEXEMPT KO 2-PHENETHYL PROPIONATE N/A STINGING INSECTS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      GENERATION DIFETHIALONE 7173-218 MICE/RATS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      INTICE SELECT GRANULAR ORTHOBORIC ACID 73079-2 ANTS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      TALSTAR XTRA VERGE ZETA-CYPERMETHRIN 279-9552 ANTS/TICKS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      TEMPO 1% DUST CFLUTHRIN 432-1373 ANTS/BEES/WASPS/SPIDERS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      TEMPRID SC IMIDACLOPRID/CYFLUTHRIN 432-1483 ANTS/BEES/WASPS/SPIDERS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      TOPIA CEDAR OIL N/A ANTS/BEES/WASPS/SPIDERS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      PREMISE 75 IMIDACLOPRID 432-1332 TERMITES CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      SMART DISC MONITORS & LOCATORS N/A N/A TERMITES CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      ADVANCE TERMITE BAIT DIFLUBENZORUN 499-500 TERMITES CONTROL/ELIMINATION


    M. WELL WATER SYSTEM

      The school does not have its own on site well water system.


    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

    Outdoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 9/29/2011 11:07:00 AM
    Plan updated by Alayne Flynn on: 3/29/2017 9:26:00 AM