Wakefield Memorial High School
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
60 Farm St.
Wakefield, MA 01880


IPM Coordinator
Peter  Evangelista

Primary Contact
Peter Evangelista, 781-246-6400, peter.evangelista@wpsk12.org

Wakefield Memorial High School employs None, an on-site certified and/or licensed pesticide applicator (certification/license #: None) 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

  • Mark Lucas of Waltham Services, 800-423-6933.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Peter  Evangelista, 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, Wakefield Memorial High School on 10/24/2014 2:22:00 PM 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,  Peter  Evangelista , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Wakefield Memorial High 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 Wakefield Memorial High 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 Wakefield Memorial High 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 Wakefield Memorial High School are listed below:
      1) Peter  Evangelista (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Peter Evangelista
      3) Dave Butler
      4) Kristin Morello
      5) Kevin  Orben


    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. In addition, the IPM coordinator also communicates information to the staff supervisors who then distribute the information to all the staff and occupants concerned.

      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 Staff, Food service workers, Maintenence workers and grounds keepers.
    • Training will cover pest-reporting procedures and daily cleaning to prevent pests.
    • We will send out yearly reminders concerning IPM procedures.
    • The IPM coordinator has done the initial training. We will send out annually the procedures to be used. We will evaluate by using monitoring stations.
    • We have rules that students can only eat in cafe.


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, Wakefield Memorial High School has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of monthly 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 Wakefield Memorial High School:
      • In the past mice have been a problem. There was some construction next to the School which may have led to the problem. Over the past 12 months we have seen less than 5 mice. We also have had some fruit flies over last summer but have since gotten rid of them thru better cleaning procedures.
      • Mosquitoes & Flies
      • Rats & Mice

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

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      Small field mice. tiny Fruit flies.

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      The field mice were found in the kitchen, storage room and boiler room.

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      Since we had the problem with the mice we have found only 2 this past year. we will keep monitoring to make sure we have kept the problem under control. The small fruit flies have not been seen since the end of last summer. we were able to get rid of them thru aggresive cleaning.

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      We have our pest contractor set up traps and they are check 1 a month. The fruit flies are monitored by the custdioal staff.

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      We have blocked any means of entrance that we could find around the perimeter of the building i.e holes or cracks.

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      We make sure that spills are cleaned up. No water left standing in sinks or buckets. All barrells are emptied daily. All food is stored in plastic containers.

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      The use of cardboard boxes will be avoided whenever possible, when storage of boxes is nessasary enough space will be provided around them to allow for inspection and to avoid creating pest harborage. Empty cardboard boxes will be collapsed and removed from facility.

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      We use snap traps and glue traps to monitor for mice. When nessasary we add traps to problem ares.

      CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      PESTICIDE USE ATTESTATION:
      Only pesticides allowed under the Children's and Families' Protection Act are used indoors.


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of Wakefield Memorial High 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, Peter Evangelista has assigned committee member Peter Evangelista 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 Wakefield Memorial High 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



      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: 7/27/2004 3:32:00 PM
      Plan updated by Peter Evangelista on: 10/24/2014 2:22:00 PM