Walton School
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
Davidson Circle
Wakefield, MA 01880


IPM Coordinator
Peter Eavngelista

Primary Contact
Peter Evangelista, 781-246-6494, peter.evanngelista@wpsk12.org

Walton School employs None, an on-site certified and/or licensed pesticide applicator (certification/license #: ) 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, 817 Moddy St.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Peter Eavngelista, 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, Walton School on 10/24/2014 2:29:00 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 Eavngelista , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Walton 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 Walton 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 Walton 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:

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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 Walton School are listed below:
      1) Peter Eavngelista (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Mark Alexander
      3) Kristin Morrello
      4) Peter Evangelista
      5) Dennis Fazio


    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

    • Custodians, Food service, and building and grounds, maitenance workers will be trained
    • To learn the importance of cleaning up each day and how to prevent pests from getting into building
    • The annual meeting I will remind each employee of their responsibilty.
    • The IPM coordinator will give and will evaluate progress of plan.
    • Students and staff will be told the importance of cleaning up after themselves and how to store food properly


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

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

      The following technique will be used to monitor for pests:  Reports from facility personnel (pest reporting forms) would prompt the IPM coordinator to setup monitoring traps, which would be used to identity the pest and determine its abundance.


    G. COURSE OF ACTION TAKEN FOR INDOOR PESTS

      The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at Walton School:
      • Ants
      • Rats & Mice
      • To this point we only see sweet ants during the spring. Mice have been spoted in the building.

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

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      Sweet ants have been seen in the school

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      Kitchen and cafe area.

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      The ants only appear when there is food on the floor.

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      We use sticky traps to find pest but ussauly we don't catch anything.

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      We have filled in any cracks where ants can get in and we clean the kitchen and cafe daily.

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      Water is not left out and food is store in plastic contianers.

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      We make sure that nothing is on the floor (boxes, paper, contianers etc).

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      Cleaning up after luch and the rest of the building daily.

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


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of Walton 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 Eavngelista 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 Walton 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: 8/11/2006 8:55:00 AM
      Plan updated by Peter Evangelista on: 10/24/2014 2:29:00 PM