Academy Pre-School
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
808 West Street
Stoughton, MA 02072


IPM Coordinator
Ashwani Rathor

Primary Contact
Jessica Campbell, 781-344-4433, campwestwoods@gmail.com
This Daycare has a contract with
  • Michael Modist of City Service Exterminator Co., 7 A Street.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Ashwani Rathor, of this Daycare 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, Academy Pre-School on 9/16/2016 10:29:00 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,  Ashwani Rathor , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Academy Pre-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.

      Objectives
      The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the Academy Pre-School 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 Academy Pre-School 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 Academy Pre-School are listed below:
      1) Ashwani Rathor (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Jessica Campbell
      3) Avnish Gupta
      4) Sanjeev Kumar Siwach


    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

    • The Co-Directors of the school will receive IPM training. The teachers will receive information as necessary.
    • The Co-Directors will be told about the procedures in place, with the understanding that the main objective is to reduce children''s exposure to pesticides and reisdues whenever possible.
    • Since we are a small school, training will be offered during one of the monthly staff meetings.
    • The training will be presented by the IPM Coordinator.
    • No additional training


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

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

      The following technique will be used to monitor for pests:  Teachers will notify directors if they see pests, eggs, etc. The director will then notify the IPM coordinator.


    G. COURSE OF ACTION TAKEN FOR INDOOR PESTS

      The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at Academy Pre-School:
      • Ants

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

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      Carpenter ants were seen on the property in past years.

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      The carpenter ants were near the doors.

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      The ant population seemed to vary, depending on the day.

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      Teachers monitored the problem and kept the director informed.

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      Openings were sealed with caulk or steel wool, leaks were repaired, and clutter was reduced.

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      The ants were not near food or water.

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      The ants were not near shelter.

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      There is a Pest Management Log in each classroom where the teachers make an entry each time a pest is seen. Also, the teachers were trained in pest management at the first staff meeting in September. A priority list will be generated to optimise a plan of corrective actions, including sealing openings with caulk or steel wool, repairing leaks and screens, reducing clutter, organizing stored goods off the floor and away from the walls. Along with these actions, glue boards and insect monitors will be used to reduce pests.

      CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      PESTICIDE USE ATTESTATION:
      Pesticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator.


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of Academy Pre-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, Jessica Campbell has assigned committee member Ashwani Rathor 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 Academy Pre-School. 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
      Max Force Carpenter An Bait Gel 4321264 carpenter ants if no other measures work
      Max Force Magnum 4321251 Roaches if no other measures work
      Max Force Roach Bait Stations 4321251 Roaches if no other measures work
      Contract Rat and Mice Bait 124475 Mice and rats if no other measures work



    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: 3/11/2008 2:15:00 PM
    Plan updated by Ashwani Rathor on: 9/16/2016 10:29:00 AM