1 School Integrated Pest Management Plan for Mt. Ephraim Schools RW Kershaw School for School Year Starting September 1, 2014 and Ending August 31, 2015 Plan prepared by: Michael Hunter Date prepared: 10/24/2014
3 1) General School Information 2) Integrated Pest Management Statement 3) School IPM Policy 4) School IPM Plan Goals Table of Contents 5) Roles, Responsibilities, and Training a) School Administration b) School IPM Coordinator c) Pest Management Professional (staff or contractor) d) School Nurse e) Kitchen Staff f) Maintenance Staff g) Staff, Teachers, and Students h) Parents or Guardians of All Students Enrolled in the School i) Vendors and Contractors 6) Pest Identification: Site Assessment and Ongoing Monitoring 7) Pest Prevention and Control 8) Pesticide Use: Notification, Posting, and Re-Entry 9) Record Keeping and Evaluation Appendices IPM Pest Activity Monitoring and Control Log Sample Indoor Pest Thresholds Pesticide Application Log Annual School IPM Program Notification Letter to Parents & Staff Pre-Notification of the Use of Pesticides (72 hour pre-notification) Emergency Pesticide Use Notification School Integrated Pest Management Act Compliance Certification Form Posting Sign (for indoors & outdoors) Notice of Pesticide Application
4 1. General School information: School name: RW Kershaw School Address: 125 S. Black Horse Pike, Mt. Ephraim, NJ County: Camden District: Mt. Ephraim Phone: School IPM Coordinator: Charles Blaylock, Maintenance Supervisor Phone: Ext: 214 Cell: Superintendent: Leslie Koller Phone: Cell: Principal: Michael Hunter Phone: Cell: School Pest Control Contractor: SOUTHERN PEST CONTROL CO P.O. Box 95 Oaklyn, NJ Integrated Pest Management Statement Integrated Pest Management (IPM) at RW Kershaw School is a long-term approach to maintaining healthy landscapes & facilities that minimizes risks to people and the environment. RW Kershaw School will use: ongoing site assessment, pest monitoring, and pest prevention in combination with a variety of pest management tactics to keep pests within acceptable limits. Instead of routine chemical applications, our school will employ mechanical, physical, and biological controls with selective use of pesticides when needed.
5 3. Integrated Pest Management Policy for RW Kershaw School RW Kershaw School will comply with The New Jersey School Integrated Pest Management Act of Integrated Pest Management procedures Charles Blaylock, the IPM Coordinator, will determine when to control pests and whether to use mechanical, physical, cultural, biological or chemical methods. He will consider the full range of management options, including no action at all. Non-pesticide pest management methods will be used whenever possible. The choice of using a pesticide shall be based on a review of all other available options and a determination that these options are not effective or not reasonable. When it is determined that a pesticide must be used, low impact pesticides and methods are preferred and shall be considered for use first. Education /Training The IPM Coordinator, Charles Blaylock, has been trained in appropriate components of IPM as it pertains to the school environment. The Mt. Ephraim School Community will be educated about potential pest problems and IPM methods used to achieve the pest management objectives. Students, parents/guardians will be provided information on this policy and instructed on how they can contribute to the success of the IPM program. Record Keeping Records of pesticide use shall be maintained on site to meet the requirements of the law. Charles Blaylock will maintain the records in the RW Kershaw School. Notification/Posting At RW Kershaw School, Charles Blaylock, Michael Hunter and Leslie Koller are responsible for timely notification to students parents or guardians and the school staff of pesticide treatments pursuant to the School IPM Act. Re-entry Reentry to a pesticide treated area shall conform to the requirements of the School IPM Act. Pesticide applicators Charles Blaylock, the IPM coordinator, shall ensure that applicators follow state regulations, including licensing requirements and label precautions, and must comply with all components of the School IPM Policy. Evaluation Annually, the Principal will report to the local school board on the effectiveness of the IPM plan and make recommendations for improvement as needed. Authorizing Regulatory references The School Integrated Pest Management Act of 2002 N.J.A.C. Title 7 Chapter 30 Subchapters 1-12 Pesticide Control Act of 1971 Revised 10/24/14
6 4. RW Kershaw School IPM Plan Goals: a. The roles, responsibilities, and training requirements of all members of the School Community regarding Integrated Pest Management are clearly defined. The school community consists of school administration, School IPM Coordinator, Pest Management Professional, students, teachers, other school staff, parent-teacher associations and vendors. b. Pest identification: Initially, define indoor and outdoor pests for the school by historical account and/or by direct monitoring. Establish monitoring types and schedules, and recordkeeping. c. Pest prevention and control to maintain a healthy school environment: Outline non-chemical controls that will be routinely practiced at the school. Establish threshold levels for all anticipated pests. Define prescribed use of low impact versus non low impact pesticides for identified pests. Maintain records of all pesticide applications. d. Keep the school community informed: Maintain IPM records and make available for public inspection. Issue annual notice of school IPM program status. Establish pre-notification procedures for non low impact pesticide use. Adopt notification procedures for emergency use of non low impact pesticides. Establish posting procedures for indoor and outdoor areas that are treated with non low impact pesticides. e. Evaluate and revise the School IPM Plan annually. 5. RW Kershaw School IPM Roles & Responsibilities: All members of the school community will be made aware of the school s policies on pest control and their respective roles in the overall pest management plan. The roles, responsibilities, and training for this school regarding pest management are outlined below: a. School Administrators: Specific duties of New Jersey School Administrators as required by law: 1 Adopt and implement a school IPM policy that requires the development of site-specific IPM plan for the school property. 2 Designate a School IPM Coordinator. The IPM Coordinator should be someone who is familiar with the school buildings and grounds, such as the buildings and grounds maintenance staff. b. School IPM Coordinator: Specific duties of New Jersey School IMP Coordinator as required by law: 1 Maintain information about IPM Policy and Plan in place at the school. 2 Maintain information about pesticide applications on school property including records obtained from pesticide applicator, material safety data sheets (MSDS) when available for pesticide used, and labels for all pesticide products used. 3 Maintain non-pesticide pest control records. 4 Respond to inquiries and provide information to teachers and other school staff, students and parents or guardians regarding IPM at school. 5 Provide access to the above information for public review.
7 Other duties required by law of IPM Coordinator are: 1 Maintain records of pesticide applications 2 Develop contracts, bid specifications, and contract agenda that foster school IPM. Provide training in IPM practices to the school community. 3 Consider all available actions (including no action) prior to determining pest control. 4 Serve as contact person and consult with the school s contracted pest management 5 Ensure that pest control professionals make accurate and readable entries on record. 6 Maintain pesticide application records for a minimum of 3 years/termites 5 years. 7 Oversee all pest management personnel to ensure they have correct NJDEP license. 8 Compile all reports for pest sightings as well as actual or suspected activity and record actions taken to remedy the pest problems in an IPM logbook. 9 Develop and maintain a map of the school and school grounds for the purpose of tracking all pest-monitoring activities. Maintain records of all pest-monitoring activities, including the locations of all traps used for monitoring and keep in logbook. 10 Maintain a prioritized list of interior and exterior pest management issues, including such items as key pests, needed structural and landscape improvements, poor sanitation practices, leaky pipes etc for the school 11 Work with administrators when contracting for pest control services School IPM Coordinator Training The school IPM Coordinator must receive NJDEP approved training. Other duties required by law of School Administration 1 Issue annual notices of IPM policy. 2 Permitting the use of certain pesticides and providing the notifications required. 3 Posting of signs prior to use of certain pesticides in all required areas. Providing the notifications required of the emergency use of certain pesticides 4 Prepare and send out the school s annual IPM policy notification to parents and staff. 5 Provide a signature when a pest management professional requests that a School Integrated pest Management Act Compliance Certification Form be signed. c. School Nurse: Duties of the School Nurse 1. Keep copies and review MSDS of all pesticides used on school property. 2. Maintain easy access to Poison Control Center hotline at in case acute poisoning is suspected. 3. Monitor for head lice, a common problem for children between the ages of 3 and 10. Head lice are a medical problem(not considered a pest problem) and should be treated as such. 4. Educate students, teachers and other school staff and parents about preventing the spread of head lice of or when they occur. 5. Follow our school s policy, reporting any pest sighting and suspected or actual pest activity to the school IPM Coordinator by calling the Maintenance Office.
8 School Nurse Training In addition to required professional training, be aware of public health pests of significance that may impact student health; see EPA s List of Pests of Significant Public Health Importance at gov/opppmsd1/pr_notices/pr2000-draft.htm. Obtain copies of selected pesticide resources on poisoning which may include: Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings, Routt Reigart and James Roberts, 5th edition, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, March 1999; available online at d. Kitchen Staff: Duties of Kitchen Staff 1. A strict practice of good sanitation of all kitchen and food service areas is essential, clean all areas daily. 2. Debbie McCue, supervisor of the kitchen, will inspect the kitchen and food service areas daily to verify proper sanitary maintenance of food service areas. 3. On a monthly basis, Charles Blaylock will inspect kitchen and food services areas. 4. Pest sightings or evidence of pest activity in these areas should be reported as soon as possible. Kitchen Staff Training Charles Blaylock will be responsible will be responsible for training the kitchen staff in proper sanitation procedures when hired and annually thereafter. He will also train the kitchen staff in the pest detection and monitoring program in place in the kitchen when hired and annually thereafter. e. Maintenance Staff: Duties of All Maintenance and Custodial Staff 1. Practice all sanitation and maintenance techniques according to the RW Kershaw School IPM Policy and Plan. 2. Recognize, report and correct conditions that may lead to pest problems such as water leaks, potential pest entryways, and poor sanitation practices in and around the school. 3. Report any pest sighting(s), and suspected or actual pest activity to Charles Blaylock by note or voice mail or by advising the school secretary. 4. Manage specific pest issues as directed by the IPM Coordinator, Charles Blaylock. Maintenance Staff Training Charles Blaylock will be responsible for training the indoor Maintenance Staff when hired and annually thereafter in the following areas. 1. Proper sanitation procedures for RW Kershaw School according to the IPM Plan. 2. Pest detection and monitoring program and devises in place throughout the school. 3. Pest control products they are allowed to use and the pest control products they are not allows to use on school property.
9 f. Students, Teacher and other School Staff: Duties of Staff, Teachers, & Students 1. Most important responsibility is sanitation. All food leftovers are to be cleaned up. No food can be left in lockers, desks, Teacher Lounges, and no gum under desks. 2. Follow RW Kershaw School Pest Control policy by reporting all sighting(s) and suspected or actual pest activity to Charles Blaylock by note or voice mail or by leaving a message with the school secretary. 3. Will not remove or move sticky traps or other pest monitoring devices found in or around the school and will report to Charles Blaylock if you think one has been moved. Training Students, Teachers and other School Staff Charles Blaylock will be responsible to give students, teachers and other school staff a brief overview on pest identification and the conditions that they, as building occupants, may create that promote pests. (over watering plants, eating as desks, leaving crumbs on floors) Follow RW Kershaw School Pest Control Policy by reporting all sighting (s) and suspected or actual pest activity to Charles Blaylock by note or voice mail or by leaving a message with the school secretary. Pamphlets and fact sheets will be made available at the time of training and/or posted on bulletin boards in specific areas such as the cafeteria and teachers lounge. g. Parents or Guardians: Duties of Parents/Guardians: 1. Learn about IPM practices and follow them at home so that pests are not carried to school, in notebooks, lunch boxes, backpacks, clothing etc 2. Make their children aware of their role in the School IPM Program at the school. 3. Encourage children to lend a hand in cleaning up and discourage children from keeping food in their lockers and desks. 4. Be aware of the current pest management practices in their children's school. Review the Annual School IPM Program Notification Letter to Parents & Staff as well as all notices of application of pesticides at the school. For questions or concerns, parents and /or guardians will contact the School IPM Coordinator, Charles Blaylock. Training - Parents and Guardians Charles Blaylock will make parents and guardians of students aware of the School IPM Program thru The Annual IPM Program Notification, pamphlets and fact sheets, MSDS s and product labels will be made available upon request. h. Vendors and Contractors:
10 Duties of vendors and contractors 1. Contracts will specify regular maintenance service, cleaning under and behind machines during service visits, and immediate correction of problems which may foster pests (for example, breakage, leaks, or excessive condensation from machinery). i. Pest Management Professional: Duties of Pest Management Professional (Southern Pest Control Co.) 1. Inspect the school building and grounds to identify potential problem areas and any structural OR management practices, which may contribute to pest problems. 2. Notify Charles Blaylock in writing when pests or signs of pest activity are found. 3. Make written recommendations to Charles Blaylock detailing corrective actions to be taken to reduce potential pest problem conditions. 4.Recommend to Charles Blaylock appropriate non-pesticide procedures to correct pest problems. 5.Offer a selection of low impact pesticide first, when it is determined that a pesticide must be used. 6.Provide Charles Blaylock with material safety data sheets (MSDS), when available, and product labels of all pesticides that are applied on school property. 7.Provide application information as specified by the IPM in Schools Law and other New Jersey regulations to Charles Blaylock, when pesticides are applied at the school. 8.If a non-low impact pesticide must be used, request that a School Integrated Pest Management Act Compliance Certification Form, be signed by Charles Blaylock, ensuring all advance notification and posting has been performed by the school as required. 9.Provide comments in writing regarding any necessary modifications to the School IPM Plan at the time of annual review. Pest Management Training Southern Pest Control Co. will be made aware of our school policies and practices that effect pest populations or pest control measures in and around the school. 6. Pest Identification j. Interior Assessment with Site Map(updated 10/24/14) Charles Blaylock, in conjunction with Southern Pest Control Co., will conduct a thorough inspection and make a record of: Areas that currently have pests or show signs of pest activity. Areas that historically have had pests and when this occurs during the year. Conditions or behaviors contributing to pest problems that can be corrected.
11 If already in use, location of detection and monitoring devices and bait stations. Recommendations for sanitation, structural repairs, and habitat modification. k. Pest Identification Exterior Assessment with Site Map(Updated 10/24/14) Charles Blaylock, in conjunction with In-House Staff will conduct a thorough inspection and make a record of: o Map to show locations of trees, shrubs, and ornamentals. Assign & divide the landscape into management units (for example, football field turf versus playground). Note key plants, any pest problems, and horticultural recommendations. Horticultural recommendations. 7. Ongoing Monitoring Indoor pests will be monitored by direct inspection. Direct inspection means sticky traps, pheromone baits, tracking powder, mechanical traps, and glue boards etc to determine the presence of a pest. If baits or traps of any kind are used each one will be tracked as follows. Each bait station or trap is assigned an identification number. A map is prepared showing the location and number of each trap or bait placement. Each trap or bait station is marked with appropriate warning language. Traps will be checked by Charles Blaylock weekly during the early stages of solving a serious pest infestation, then taper off to monthly, once the pest problem is under control. Captured rodent pests will be recorded and disposed of on a daily basis. Exterior pests: whether animal or plant, will also be monitored by direct inspection. Landscape plants are scouted at least monthly during the growing season for conditions requiring action (for example, damaged, diseased, dead limbs; soil erosion/compaction; insect, disease, weed pests and damage). Scouting will begin when plants put out new leaves in spring and ends when leaves fall in autumn. Plants with annually recurring pest problems will be scouted according to pest appearance timetables. Monitoring Records: Charles Blaylock will maintain and keep records of any pest monitoring, including trap placement and record in IPM logbook and site-maps. 8. Pest Prevention and Control Wherever possible, the RW Kershaw School will take a preventive approach by identifying and removing, to the degree feasible, the basic causes of the problem rather than merely attacking the symptoms (the pests).
12 RW Kershaw School will employ a multi-tactic approach, integrating several strategies to combat a particular pest. Control strategies that remove a pest s food, water, and shelter (harborage), and limit its access into and throughout buildings and on school grounds will be employed as follows: Cultural control: Improve sanitation; reducing clutter, get people to change habits like leaving food in the classroom; maintain plant health by taking care of the habitats, fertilization, plant selection (right plant/right place), and by keeping problematic pests and weeds a Physical control: Pest exclusion by removing pest access to the school building by sealing openings with caulk and copper mesh; repairing leaks and screens; removing pests by hand. Mechanical control: Trap rodents, till soil prior to planting to disrupt pest life cycles. Biological control: By using pest s natural enemies by the conservation and augmentation of natural enemies of pests in landscape, introduce beneficial insects of bacteria to the environment. If they already exist, provide necessary food and shelter and avoid using broad-spectrum chemicals. Least Hazardous chemical control: Pesticides will only be selected for use when other control methods are not effective or not practical in resolving the problem. Pesticide will not be used at the school unless the pest has been identified and its presence verified thru monitoring. l. Threasholds Charles Blaylock will establish injury levels also known as threshold levels or action thresholds for each individual pest species before making any chemical treatment. Appropriate injury levels will be set, and may take into consideration economic losses (the amount of foodstuffs contaminated by pantry pests), health risks (occurrence of disease-bearing pests), aesthetic evaluations (weeds in the school law), and nuisance problems (for example, stinging insects). When it is determined that a non low impact pesticide must be applied to adequately control pests within established thresholds, application guidelines per the law will be followed. Charles Blaylock and Southern Pest Control Co. will meet monthly to cover monitoring reports and determine corrective action and assign and contact appropriate staff to carry out individual tasks. Any controls actually implemented will b documented in the IPM Logbook. Southern Pest Control is scheduled to inspect every month. Annul Notification 9. Notification, Posting, and Re-Entry Charles Blaylock, the School IPM Coordinator, will help the superintendent prepare and send an annual notice of school IPM program status to parents or guardians of each student enrolled at the school, and all staff members at the beginning of each school year. Once the annual notice has been sent, the superintendent s office will also give this information to new staff or the parents/guardians of new students upon their arrival.
13 Notification and Posting of Non-Low Impact Pesticide Use Charles Blaylock will decide if and when a non-low impact pesticide must be used on school property. He will give notification to the school community, and warning signs will be posted at the school. Pre-Planned Application of a Non-Low Impact Pesticides with Notification and Posting When it is known in advance that RW Kershaw School must use a non-low impact pesticide, Charles Blaylock will send home notification to all students, notify all staff and post signs giving notice of the up-coming pesticide applications at each entrance to the school. Emergency Application of a Non-Low Impact Pesticide Charles Blaylock will post signs immediately in the area where pesticide is to be applied and at each entrance to the school. Notification will be sent to the school community immediately. Re-Entry If there is application of a low impact pesticide on school property, it will be made so that adequate settling or drying occurs in advance of when students will be present for instruction or extra-curricular activities. Students cannot enter a pesticide treated area for at least seven hours after the application of a non low impact pesticide, unless the pesticide label states a specific numerical re-entry time that is different than this. The use of low impact pesticides does not require an automatic seven-hour wait; students can re-enter after the pesticide application has dried or settled, or longer if the pesticide label specifies. 10. Record Keeping and Evaluation Record Keeping Charles Blaylock will maintain records for RW Kershaw School IPM. Charles Blaylock and Southern Pest Control Co. will meet and establish an IPM Log binder for these records. The log binder will be kept in the maintenance office. Evaluation Annually, the School IPM Plan and School IPM Program of Mary Bray School will be evaluated. This evaluation will be coordinated by Charles Blaylock and Michael Hunter. A written evaluation is to be completed by 6/30/15. The School IPM Coordinator will meet with the pest control contractor to evaluate the success or failure of this IPM Plan.
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