Bolger Center for Early Childhood Education
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
14 Mt Hermon Road
Gill, MA 01354


IPM Coordinator
Michael Henderson

Primary Contact
Rick Couture, 413-498-3233, rcouture@nmhschool.org

Bolger Center for Early Childhood Education employs Michael K Henderson, an on-site certified and/or licensed pesticide applicator (certification/license #: 22650) who may be called on to manage all or some of the necessary INDOOR pest problems that may arise.

In addition, this Daycare has a contract with

  • Ryan Wilson of Braman, 1-800-338-6757.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Michael Henderson, 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, Bolger Center for Early Childhood Education on 12/12/2016 1:09:00 PM 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,  Michael Henderson , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Bolger Center for Early Childhood Education 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 Bolger Center for Early Childhood Education 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 Bolger Center for Early Childhood Education 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 Bolger Center for Early Childhood Education are listed below:
      1) Michael Henderson (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Carol Kennedy
      3) Sharon Miller
      4) Gail  Doolittle
      5) Devin  Lockley
      6) Randy  Miller
      7) Tim McKinney


    D. COMMUNICATING IPM WITHIN THE FACILITY

      The Pest Management Professional communicates with the IPM coordinator of the facility. The IPM coordinator then passes this information onto an administrative assistant who decides how the information will be distributed throughout the facility.

      Staff/Students communicate in writing with an administrator who then passes the information onto the IPM coordinator when necessary.


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

    • Staff from the Daycare, Grounds, Custodial, Environmental Services, Trades, Dining and Administrative departments
    • Training content will cover pest-reporting procedures, proper action and pest prevention strategies such as sanitation.
    • Committee members will receive annual training from the Pest Management Professional. Information will be shared through departments.
    • The Pest Management Professional will conduct training annually. Attendees are expected to actively participate in dialogue to help ensure complete understanding.
    • Signs established for proper waste disposal.


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, Bolger Center for Early Childhood Education has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of semiweekly inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of weekly inspections.

      The following technique will be used to monitor for pests:  Reports from facility personnel (pest reporting forms) would prompt the IPM coordinator to contact the facilityís 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 Bolger Center for Early Childhood Education:
      • New facility, no activity at this time

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

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      New facility, no activity at this time

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      New facility, no activity at this time

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      We request people make us aware of all pest activity. Action taken is dependent upon multiple factors including but not limited to: numbers, location, building use, time of year, weather.

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      Monitoring will differ depending on circumstance. Potential hazardous pests will be monitored frequently until control is maintained. Nuisance pests will be monitored less frequent using a combination of building users and Pest Management Professional.

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      Maintain a clean indoor and outdoor environment, minimize moisture, block potential access through foundations, and keep screens in windows and in good repair.

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      We minimize access to food and water through cleaning, removing refuse, moisture control and repair work.

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      We minimize shelter and harborage through housekeeping; refuse disposal, moisture control and building and grounds maintenance.

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      Pesticide free control products, mint oil, traps, diatomaceous earth, window screens, steam, building and grounds repair.

      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 Bolger Center for Early Childhood Education, 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, Rick Couture has assigned committee member Michael Henderson 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 Bolger Center for Early Childhood Education. 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
      Invade BioCleaner N/A N/A
      Invade Biofoam N/A N/A
      CatchMaster Glueboards N/A N/A Mice/Rats
      First Stirke Difethialone 7173-258 Mice/Rats Rodenticide,Baiting
      Max Force Magnum Fipronil 432-1460 Roaches Roach Baiting
      Essentia IC3 Mint/Clove N/A Spiders/Wasps Treat Wasp/Wasp Nests, Knock down General Pests
      EcoSmart N/A N/A Wasp and Hornet Treat for Wasp and Hornet
      EcoSmart N/A N/A Ant and Roach Treat for Ant and Roach
      Eco Exempt Jet N/A N/A Spiders/Wasps Treat Wasp/Wasp Nests, Knock down General Pests
      Advion Ant Gel Indoxcarb 352-746 Ants Ant Baiting
      Maxforce Magnum Roach Gel Fipronil 432-1460
      Eco Exempt D N/A N/A Spiders/Wasps Treat Wasp/Wasp Nests, Knock down General Pests
      Finto Citric Acid N/A Flies/Ants/Roaches/Spiders/Wasps Treat Flies/Ants/Roaches/Spiders/Wasp
      EcoVid WD N/A N/A
      Borid Boric Acid Boric Acid 9444-129
      PT Alpine Fly Bait Dinotefuran 499-568
      Cimexa N/A N/A
      Contract Blox Bromadiolone 12455-79 Mice/Rats Rodenticide,Baiting



    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: 1/25/2012 1:45:00 PM
    Plan updated by Michael Henderson on: 12/12/2016 1:09:00 PM