Thornton W. Burgess School
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
85 Wilbraham Rd.
Hampden, MA 01036


IPM Coordinator
Sam  Boyd

Primary Contact
John Derosia, 413-566-8950, Jderosia@hwrsd.org

Program(s) within this school:
Program Name Contact Name Telephone
Scantic YMCA Jamie Murray 413-206-5708

This School has a contract with
  • Kevin Cox of Accurate Termite and Pest Control, P.O. Box 84.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Sam  Boyd, 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, Thornton W. Burgess School on 12/22/2017 9:48:00 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,  Sam  Boyd , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Thornton W. Burgess 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 Thornton W. Burgess 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 Thornton W. Burgess 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 Thornton W. Burgess School are listed below:
      1) Sam  Boyd (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) John Derosia
      3) Sam Boyd
      4) Ed Cenedella


    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 with an administrator who then passes the information onto the IPM coordinator when necessary.


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

    • Custodial and Maintenance personnel will receive IPM training.
    • Training content will cover pest reporting procedures mitigation strategies and proper remediation.
    • Training will be provided annually.
    • Training provided by contract personnel on an annual basis.
    • IPM related information will be provided to the newsletter coordinator on a quarterly basis.


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, Thornton W. Burgess School has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of daily inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of quarterly inspections.

      The following technique will be used to monitor for pests:  Reporting of pest presence via electronic work order. Custodial staff keeps a pest sighting log that is shared with pest professionals on their monthly visit.


    G. COURSE OF ACTION TAKEN FOR INDOOR PESTS

      The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at Thornton W. Burgess School:
      • Ants
      • Wood Damaging Pests
      • Mosquitoes & Flies

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

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      House flies, termites.

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      Flies confined to kitchen and dumpster areas. Termites noted in science lab.

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      Flies <10. Termites >10.

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      When observation of the above pests occurs, remediation usually occurs within 24 hours.

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      Measures include screening in good repair and periodic moisture monitoring at wooden surfaces. Best cleaning and maintenance practices.

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      Cleaning, sealing, and caulking where necessary. Regular cleaning and maintenance.

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      Building maintenance, regular cleaning.

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      Cleaning procedures and regular maintenance.

      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 Thornton W. Burgess 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, John Derosia has assigned committee member Sam Boyd 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 Thornton W. Burgess 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
      Contrac blox Bromadiolone .005% 12455-79 Mice When pests are present
      Essentria IC-3 Rosemary oil 10%, geranoil 5%, peppermint oil 2% no epa# Ants/roaches When pests are present
      ADVION ROACH BAIT STATION Indoxacarb .5% 100-1486 Roaches When pests are present
      CONTRACT SOFT BAIT Bromadiolone .005% 12455-146 Mice When pests are present
      Max Force ant bait gel Fipronil .001% 432-1264 Ants When pests are present
      Max Force ant bait stations Fipronil .01% 432-1256 Ants When pests are present
      Max Force select roach bait gel Fipronil .01% 432-1259 Roaches When pests are present
      EcoVia CA Contact Insecticide Thyme Oil .88%, Rosemary Oil .053%, Cinnamon Oil .26% NO EPA # Ants, Roaches, Misc. Insects When pests are present
      Max Force roach bait stations Fipronil .05% 432-1257 Roaches When pests are present
      ProVerde Dust Thyme Oil 4.1% NO EPA # Ants, Roaches, Misc. Insects When pests are present
      Provoke Mouse Attractant Proprietary - Bell Labs NO EPA # Mice When pests are present
      Steri Fab Isoproply Alcohol 60.39%, Cyclopropanecarboxylate .22%, Ammonium Chloride .114% NO EPA # Beg Bugs When pests are present
      Advion roach bait gel Indoxacarb .6% 100-1484 Roaches When pests are present
      Sentricon Recruit IV AG Bait Noviflumuron 0.5% 62719-454 Termites When pests are present
      ECO EXEMPT Wasp & Hornet Rosemary Oil 1.5%, Pepper-mint Oil 1.5%, 2-Phenethyyl Propionate 2%, Geranoil 2% no epa# wasps/hornets/bees When pests are present



    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: 5/3/2005 1:57:00 PM
    Plan updated by Sam Boyd on: 12/22/2017 9:48:00 AM