Willett Elementary
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
46 Watson Ave
Attleboro, MA 02703


IPM Coordinator
Jason Parenteau

Primary Contact
Jeff Caeten, 508-222-0286, jcaeten@attleboroschools.com

Willett Elementary 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

  • Michael Bourdeau of Flynn Pest Control, 32 Anawan Street.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Jason Parenteau, 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, Willett Elementary on 7/21/2017 6:37:00 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 Parenteau , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Willett Elementary 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 Willett Elementary 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 Willett Elementary 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 Willett Elementary are listed below:
      1) Jason Parenteau (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Antonio Sousa
      3) Jeff Caiten
      4) Jason Parenteau


    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 with their supervisors or teachers who then pass information onto the IPM coordinator.


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

    • Custodial and Maintenance employees receive IPM training
    • The subject of the training is sanitation, identification, and trash removal.
    • Training takes place annually
    • Wayne Alexander will perform the training annually. Jason Parenteau will evaluate the training.
    • Food and drink are only allowed in designated areas.


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan semiannually. When pests are present, Willett Elementary has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of daily inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of weekly 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 Willett Elementary:
      • Ants

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

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      Small black ants.

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      The ants were found near the exterior entrance.

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      Just a few ants would prompt action.

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      School Custodian would monitor daily.

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      Door sweeps were installed on all exterior doors.

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      The importance of proper sanitation has been reinforced throughout the schools.

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      Door sweeps were installed on all exterior doors.

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      Some non chemical controls used include: Limiting access, increased sanitation, and reduced access.

      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 Willett Elementary, 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 semiannually .


    J. IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH EMERGENCY

      During the creation of this IPM plan, Jeff Caeten has assigned committee member Jason Parenteau 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 Willett Elementary. 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: 11/10/2008 9:03:00 AM
    Plan updated by Jason Parenteau on: 7/21/2017 6:37:00 AM