Wakefield YMCA ASP-Northeast Voch. School
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
100 Hemlock Rd.
Wakefield, MA 01880


IPM Coordinator
Jason  Rodgers

Primary Contact
Donny Bautz, 781-944-9622 ext. 229, 781-424-8701, jrodgers@ymcaboston.org
This School Age Childcare Program has a contract with
  • Mike Witham of Midway Pest Control, P.O. Box 612.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Jason  Rodgers, of this School Age Childcare Program 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 YMCA ASP-Northeast Voch. School on 8/29/2008 11:44:00 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,  Jason  Rodgers , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Wakefield YMCA ASP-Northeast Voch. 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 YMCA ASP-Northeast Voch. 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 YMCA ASP-Northeast Voch. 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 YMCA ASP-Northeast Voch. School are listed below:
      1) Jason  Rodgers (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Jason  Rodgers
      3) Donny  Bautz


    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

    • staff
    • Training content will cover pest-reporting procedures and pest prevention strategies such as sanitation
    • yearly training
    • staff
    • none


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, Wakefield YMCA ASP-Northeast Voch. 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 YMCA ASP-Northeast Voch. School:
      • Ants

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

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      ants

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      teachers room

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      treated when become a nuisance

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      contractor inspects monthly

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      clean and swept floor wash floor daily

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      proper storage of food and upkeep cleaning

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      contractor third party

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      trap paper

      CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      PESTICIDE USE ATTESTATION:
      Pesticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator.


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of Wakefield YMCA ASP-Northeast Voch. School, INDOOOR monitoring records will be maintained through the following technique:  Plan on a regularly scheduled meeting to discuss monitoring and using a cassette recorder to record the information.


    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, Donny Bautz, 781-944-9622 ext. 229 has assigned committee member Donny Bautz 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 YMCA ASP-Northeast Voch. 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 Signature                                                         Date

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      Administrator, Director, or Principal                                            Date

      Indoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 8/29/2008 11:44:00 AM
      Plan updated by Jason Rodgers on: 8/29/2008 11:44:00 AM