ASMP
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
25 North Main
Attleboro, MA 02703


IPM Coordinator
Sean Megley

Primary Contact
Jin Oh, 508-965-0007, smegley@gmail.com

By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Sean Megley, of this School Age Childcare Program 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, ASMP on 2/22/2011 3:39:00 PM has prepared the following indoor IPM plan. By centralizing all of the information about this facility’s pest management practices the plan serves as a guide to direct this facility’s IPM coordinator,  Sean Megley , about pest control and pesticide use.

    This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the ASMP and clearly states it’s 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 ASMP are listed below.

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  • Reduce children’s 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 ASMP has selected the following as it’s 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 ASMP are listed below:
    1) Sean Megley (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
    2) Jin Oh
    3) Shelly Megley
    4) Pauline Morrison


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


E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

  • • Administration and Instructors • Pest reporting procedures, pest prevention, and other policies pertaining to pest management. • Annual reminders and any new information available • Administration will present the training with any new information or any material that needs review. • Parents will be notified of any Pesticides used and where they are located, along with the Pest Management plan and regulations.
  • • Annual reminders and any new information available • Administration will present the training with any new information or any material that needs review.
  • • Annual reminders and any new information available • Administration will present the training with any new information or any material that needs review.
  • Administrator will present training based on guidance from our IPM service.
  • If any new training is required for parents or children they will be provided a memo with details.


F. INDOOR MONITORING

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

    The following technique will be used to monitor for pests:  The IPM coordinator would setup monitoring traps throughout the facility and inspect them on a regularly scheduled interval (selected in the prior question).


G. COURSE OF ACTION TAKEN FOR INDOOR PESTS

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

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      The following pests has a potential to be a problem at ASMP • Ants • Cockroaches • Spiders

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      As of present Inspection, there is no current pest activity/ problem. But it can occurs if not properly regularly monitor.

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      The IPM monitor and staff are always looking for any pest activity in the individual rooms. If several (more than one) pests are noted, traps will be changed and checked in 24 hours.

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      The IPM monitor and staff are always looking for any pest activity in the individual rooms.

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      we keep the floors as clean as possible at all times. Making sure any dropped food is taken care of immediately. we also keep the doors closed as much as possible. All clutters and trash are clean up on a daily basis. Pests Proofing all areas of the building.

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      Again the staff is very effective at monitoring any food that has been dropped and immediately picks it up to avoid Pests.

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      All areas of possible pest habitat are cleaned up and holes and cracks are sealed. Pest Proofing the facilities

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      Monitoring Glueboards are placed on specific areas , inaccessible to childrens and people.

      CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      PESTICIDE USE ATTESTATION:
      Pesticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator.
      Pesticides are used only when monitoring has shown that pests are present and when the use of the pesticide is justified or in the case of an emergency situation.
      Only pesticides allowed under the Children's and Families' Protection Act are used indoors.


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of ASMP, 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, Jin Oh has assigned committee member Jin Oh 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 ASMP. 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
      PT-Cy-kickcyfluthrin499-470Spot TreatmentCommon pests
      Contracbromadiolone12455-69bait boxesrodents
      Maxforce FC Roach gelfipronil64248-14spot treatmentroaches
      Drax Ant gelOrthobonic acid9444-131-9444-135spot treatmentants



      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: 2/22/2011 3:39:00 PM
      Plan updated by Sean Megley on: 2/22/2011 3:39:00 PM