Acton Cooperative School
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
592 Mass. Ave.
Acton, MA 01720


IPM Coordinator
Kim Davis

Primary Contact
Kim Davis, 978-263-4547, info@actoncoop.com
This Daycare has a contract with
  • Scott Murphy of Terminex, 84 Cummings Pa.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Kim Davis, 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, Acton Cooperative School on 9/26/2017 10:22:00 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,  Kim Davis , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Acton Cooperative 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 Acton Cooperative 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 Acton Cooperative School has selected the following as itís 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 Acton Cooperative School are listed below:
      1) Kim Davis (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Kim  Davis
      3) Nancy Dodge


    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

    • Director and church secretary
    • Training will cover pest-reporting procedures and pest prevention strategies such as sanitation.
    • Yearly training seminar on IPM for Director
    • Director will provide training to church secretary once a year. Minutes from this meeting will be kept as an evaluation of the meeting.
    • IPM materials are included in our school handbook for all parents and staff.


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, Acton Cooperative School 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:  Reports from facility personnel (verbal) would prompt the IPM coordinator to contact the facility''s pest management professional who would then conduct a facility audit.


    G. COURSE OF ACTION TAKEN FOR INDOOR PESTS

      The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at Acton Cooperative School:
      • Rats & Mice

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

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      Mice have been reported in the church kitchen. They are not present now.

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      church kitchen

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      Any mouse findings means we call professional

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      check for mouse droppings or by sighting of mouse

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      Church gets rid of food garbage every day

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      see above

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      Doors are kept shut to the outside. An attempt has been made to find their entrance location and secure it.

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      Terminext is called in and they follow an IPM for preschools

      CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      PESTICIDE USE ATTESTATION:
      Pesticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator.
      Only pesticides allowed under the Children's and Families' Protection Act are used indoors.


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of Acton Cooperative 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, Kim Davis has assigned committee member Kim Davis 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 Acton Cooperative 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



    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: 10/4/2006 3:48:00 PM
    Plan updated by Kim Davis on: 9/26/2017 10:22:00 AM