Steve Kelly of KC Reality, 2 Canton Street Suite. 222.
By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Krystal Garber, of this Daycare and the Pest Management Professionals described above acknowledge, and agree to the terms of this INDOOR integrated pest management plan.
In compliance with the Act Protecting Children and Families from Harmful Pesticides, All Aboard Children's Learning Center. Inc on 7/22/2008 9:52:00 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, Krystal Garber , about pest control and pesticide use.
This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the All Aboard Children's Learning Center. Inc 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.
The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the All Aboard Children's Learning Center. Inc are listed below.
|Reduce childrenís exposure to pesticides and pesticide residues whenever possible.|
|Manage pests that may occur on facilities to prevent interference with the learning environment of the students.|
|Provide the safest playing or athletic surfaces possible.|
In light of these objectives, the All Aboard Children's Learning Center. Inc has selected the following as itís IPM 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.
The tasks set before an IPM committee are to:
|Develop an IPM plan. The IPM plan is in essence, a document that describes the organization and implementation of IPM on school grounds.|
|Evaluate progress of the IPM program.|
|Communicate about IPM - Facilitate communication within the school about IPM practices.|
|Assist in development of contract specifications.|
|Provide notification to parents about pesticide use.|
The INDOOR committee members selected for the All Aboard Children's Learning Center. Inc are listed below:
1) Krystal Garber (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
2) Jennifer Cordario
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
- IPM training will be made available to the director.
- The IPM training''s will include, how to recognize center pets, how to control these pests and ways to avoid a pest problem.
- Every March (before the Spring Season) we will hold a meeting to talk about pests and how to avoid getting them in the center.
- The training will be held by the Owner Krystal Garber. Training''s will take place each March, each training will be documented and logged. All documents will be held in the office of AACLC.
- Students are required to keep food off the rug. Students and Staff may only eat in the tilled area.
F. INDOOR MONITORING
The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, All Aboard Children's Learning Center. Inc 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 (pest reporting forms) would prompt the IPM coordinator to setup monitoring traps, which would be used to identity the pest and determine its abundance.
G. COURSE OF ACTION TAKEN FOR INDOOR PESTS
The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at All Aboard Children's Learning Center. Inc:
The School's IPM approach to managing the indoor pests includes the following actions:
|SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION|
|The landlord has notified me that there were aunts seen and around the building. The problem has been taken care of. |
|SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS|
|The aunt were seen in and around the classroom.|
|SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY|
|I am not sure of the amount, however it was able to be corrected very easily. |
|We will monitor the aunt by, keeping "an eye" out for them. If we see them we will correct the problem right away.|
|We will try to keep the aunts out by keeping the food in the eating area as well as cleaning up after the children as well as possible. |
|ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER|
|After every snack and lunch time, the eating area will be broom swept, and each night the floors will be vacuumed and moped. |
|ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE|
|I am not sure if you are truly able to keep aunts out of a building. |
|We will only put of approved aunt traps. |
|PESTICIDE USE ATTESTATION:|
|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 All Aboard Children's Learning Center. Inc, 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, Kay Garber has assigned committee member Jennifer Cordario 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 All Aboard Children's Learning Center. Inc. This list includes all herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides that will be used in the event that chemical is required.
I attest, to the best of my knowledge, that the above information is complete, accurate and true
IPM Coordinator Signature Date
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Administrator, Director, or Principal Date
Indoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 7/18/2008 5:32:00 PM
Plan updated by Kay Garber on: 7/22/2008 9:52:00 AM