Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.98
Liaison Dennis Gillis
Submission Date July 30, 2012
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STARS v1.1

Saint Mary's University
OP-9: Integrated Pest Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Louis Dionne
Energy Manager
Facilities Management
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The size of the campus grounds :
39.70 Acres

The size of campus grounds that are maintained in accordance with a four-tiered IPM plan :
39.70 Acres

A brief description of the IPM plan(s) :

Facilities Management shall provide Pest Management services for the grounds, main campus and residences in accordance with the following procedure. Facilities Management will strive to make Saint Mary’s University a chemical free pest management/weed control site. Chemicals shall only be used as a last resort and with appropriate communication.

1. Facilities Management shall contract qualified knowledgeable environmentally conscious contractors to provide Pest Management services for the grounds and buildings, and weed control for the grounds.

2. Contractors shall provide information manuals for Facilities Management, Residence and Health Services. The manuals will include :

1. MSDS sheet for all chemicals to be used on site.
2. Pest Management Program description.
3. Log Sheet for Activities at Saint Mary's University.
4. Monthly report of pest management treatments

3. Contractors will be notified of pest control requirements as follows:

1. Grounds – Facilities Management
2. Campus Buildings – Facilities Management
3. Residence (Loyola, Rice, Vanier) – Facilities Management

If a contractor is contacted by another department, the contractor shall contact Facilities Management before any service work is carried out.

4. Before providing any service related to Pest Management at the university, the contractor shall complete the sign in sheet at Facilities Management in the information binder. This will show the individual, date, location, and type of treatment. For activities in the Residence, the contractor will also complete a log sheet at the Residence desk. Before providing any service related to weed control or fertilization at the university, the contractor shall contact the Manager, Maintenance and Operations.

5. The contractor will use the Integrated Pest Management approach. The steps of taking away the food, water and harborage and catching or trapping the pests will be used extensively initially prior to using any chemicals. Extensive cleaning of rooms or removal of effected items will be completed first.

6. Prior to using any chemicals, the Contractor shall contact or meet with the Manager, Custodial and Administration, the Manager, Maintenance and Operations or Director, Facilities Management to review the situation. Facilities Management shall review the situation with the immediate persons affected and notify all potentially affected people. Chemical treatment shall only be used if approved by all immediately affected persons. Use of chemicals shall be applied at times when concerned people are not present. Facilities Management shall coordinate these times. The contractor shall post adequate signage. In the case of the Residences, the Manager of Residence Services shall also be involved and Residence shall notify effected persons of the chemical treatment. Facilities Management shall notify Health Services of any chemical treatments to be done on campus.

7. The contractor, Facilities Management and Residence shall inform the affected persons as to when they can return. The length of time shall be at least 4 hours and shall be increased accordingly if an affected person has sensitivities as per below:
Sensitivities Length of time
Normal 4 hours
Persons with breathing problems 8 hours
Pregnant persons and small children 8 – 24 hours

8. Chemical treatments when required and approved shall be spot liquid or tamper proof solid treatments only and shall not consist of general or gaseous spraying unless approved by Facilities Management.

9. The contractor shall keep the information binder current and keep the university aware of all activities through Facilities Management and the Residences.

The website URL where information about the IPM plan(s) is available:

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