The Victor School
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
380 Massachusetts Avenue
Acton, MA 01720


IPM Coordinator
Patrick Rose

Primary Contact
Wendy Rosenblum, 978-266-1991, , wrosenblum@jri.org

The Victor School employs James Hamilton, an on-site certified and/or licensed pesticide applicator (certification/license #: 36477) who may be called on to manage all or some of the necessary INDOOR pest problems that may arise.

In addition, this School has a contract with

  • Joe Giambarresi of Security Pest Elimination, P.O. Box 610.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Patrick Rose, 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, The Victor School on 5/16/2011 8:51:00 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,  Patrick Rose , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the The Victor 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 The Victor 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 The Victor School has selected the following as itís IPM policy statement:


    B.POLICY STATEMENT

      It is the policy of this school to implement Integrated Pest Management procedures to control structural and landscape pests and minimize exposure of children, faculty, and staff to pesticides.


    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 The Victor School are listed below:
      1) Patrick Rose (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Vanetta McFadden
      3) Wendy Rosenblum
      4) Patrick Rose
      5) Heidi Factor
      6) Sharon Fors


    D. COMMUNICATING IPM WITHIN THE FACILITY

      The Pest Management Professional communicates with the IPM coordinator of the facility. The IPM coordinator then passes this information onto an administrative assistant who decides how the information will be distributed throughout the facility.

      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

    • Teachers, Staff
    • Training content will cover pest-reporting procedures and pest prevention strategies such as sanitation.
    • Annual reminders sent to staff via e-mail concerning IPM Training.
    • Wendy Rosenblum annually Q/A
    • Students must eat only within designated areas of the school. No food will be stored in lockers.


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, The Victor School has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of daily inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of semimonthly 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 The Victor School:
      • Ants
      • Hornets
      • Spiders

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

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      small ants small spiders hornets

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      Classrooms Reception areas Offices Kitchen

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      Over 12

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      Daily inspections.

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      Keeping areas free of food, also kitchen when not in use.

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      Will rely on pest control specialist.

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      Will rely on pest control specialist.

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      Will rely on pest control specialist.

      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 The Victor 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, Wendy Rosenblum has assigned committee member Patrick Rose 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 The Victor 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
      Advance C Ant Baitabamectin B1499-370Ants
      Delta Dustdeltamethrin432-772Ants/Hornets
      Maxforce C-ant Bait Gelfipronil64248-21Ants



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

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      IPM Coordinator SignatureDate
        
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      Administrator, Director, or PrincipalDate

      Indoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 3/30/2005 5:03:00 PM
      Plan updated by Sharon Fors on: 5/16/2011 8:51:00 AM