West Elementary School employs N/A, 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. Dan Russell of Waltham Services, 317 Libbey Industria.
In addition, this School has a contract with
By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Joel Harding, of this School and the Pest Management Professionals described above acknowledge, and agree to the terms of this INDOOR integrated pest management plan.
In compliance with the Act Protecting Children and Families from Harmful Pesticides, West Elementary School on 10/23/2017 9:01:00 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, Joel Harding , about pest control and pesticide use.
This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the West Elementary 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.
The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the West Elementary School are listed below.
|Reduce childrenís exposure to pesticides and pesticide residues whenever possible. |
|Manage pests that may occur on facilities to prevent interference with the learning environment of the students. |
|Provide the safest playing or athletic surfaces possible. |
In light of these objectives, the West Elementary School has selected the following as itís IPM 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.
The tasks set before an IPM committee are to:
|Develop an IPM plan. The IPM plan is in essence, a document that describes the organization and implementation of IPM on school grounds. |
|Evaluate progress of the IPM program. |
|Communicate about IPM - Facilitate communication within the school about IPM practices. |
|Assist in development of contract specifications. |
|Provide notification to parents about pesticide use. |
The INDOOR committee members selected for the West Elementary School are listed below:
1) Joel Harding (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
2) Sally Borges
3) Jose Francisco
4) Edward Gilbert
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, maintenance, food service, grounds staff
- Training program includes pest report, IPM philosophy, and pest prevention.
- IPM Training for all new employee and annual refresher training for all custodial, maintenance, food service and grounds staff.
- Training will be performed by IPM coordinator and indoor*. Evaluation is done through post training questionnaire.* contracted pest management firm
- No food or drink in classrooms and corridorsNo refrigerators in classroomsNo plants in classroomsNo standing water around buildings
F. INDOOR MONITORING
The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, West Elementary School has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of daily inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of monthly inspections.
The following technique will be used to monitor for pests: Reports from facility personnel (pest reporting forms) would prompt the IPM coordinator to contact the facilityís Pest Management Professional who would then conduct a facility audit.
G. COURSE OF ACTION TAKEN FOR INDOOR PESTS
The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at West Elementary School:
- Wood Damaging Pests
- Rats & Mice
The School's IPM approach to managing the indoor pests includes the following actions:
|SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION |
|Ants: small and blackMice: gray and fastBees: yellow and sharp |
|SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS |
|Ants: Throughout (can appear anywhere)Mice: Food service storeroomsBees: Exterior trash receptacles |
|SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY |
|Ants: Appear at certain times (spring) then disappear.Mice: None found, only signs of.Bees: Very active and aggressive in October, no problem at other times. |
|Ants: Areas checked monthly by pest professional.Mice: Areas checked monthly by pest professional.Bees: No monitoring, response is though our reporting system. |
|ELIMINATING ACCESS |
|Door sweep added and adjustedHoles filledCracks/small holes caulked |
|ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER |
|All food kept off floorsArea for eating limitedTrash receptacles cleaned and disinfected dailyany/all leaks fixedDrains covered/secured |
|ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE |
|All materials off floorsall areas well litAll vegetation trimmed or removed from against buildings |
|NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS |
|Using steam to remove ant chemical trailsUsing glue boards on miceUsing mint oil to eliminate bees |
|PESTICIDE USE ATTESTATION: |
H. RECORD KEEPING
In the case of West Elementary 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, Joel Harding has assigned committee member Joel Harding 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 West Elementary School. This list includes all herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides that will be used in the event that chemical is required.
|Advanced Dual Choice Ant Stations ||Abamectin ||499-496 ||ants ||nuisance control |
|Advion Ant Gel ||Indoxacarb ||100-1498 ||ants ||nuisance control |
|Advion Cockroach Gel Bait ||Indoxacarb ||100-1484 ||cockroaches ||public health |
|Contrac with Lumitrack ||Bromodiolone ||12455-133 ||rodents ||public health |
|Delta Dust ||Deltamethrin ||432-772 ||varied insects ||public health |
|First Strike Soft Bait Rodenticide ||Difethialone ||7173-258 ||rodents ||public health |
|Tempo 1% Dust ||Cyfluthrin ||432-1373 ||varied insects ||public health |
|Vendetta Cockroach Gel Bait ||Abamectin B1 ||499-496 ||cockroaches ||public health |
|Essentria IC3 ||Plant Oils ||25B ||varied insects ||public health |
|Essentria D ||Plant Oils ||25B ||varied insects ||public health |
|EcoExempt Jet ||Plant Oils ||25B ||stinging insect ||public health |
|Eco Via EC ||Plant Oils ||25b ||varied insects ||public health |
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: 11/15/2007 1:43:00 PM
Plan updated by Joel Harding on: 10/23/2017 9:01:00 AM