CBE Early Learning Center
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
133 Prospect Street
Acton, MA 01720


IPM Coordinator
Karen Glansberg

Primary Contact
Karen Glansberg, 978-263-3061, ehabif@verizon.net

CBE Early Learning Center employs Roy Hansen, an on-site certified and/or licensed pesticide applicator (certification/license #: 13021) who may be called on to manage all or some of the necessary INDOOR pest problems that may arise.

In addition, this School has a contract with

  • Roy Hansen Jr of Marlboro Pest Control, 508-485-3721.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Karen Glansberg, of this School 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, CBE Early Learning Center on 6/11/2013 3:37:00 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,  Karen Glansberg , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the CBE Early Learning Center 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 CBE Early Learning Center 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 CBE Early Learning Center 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 CBE Early Learning Center are listed below:
      1) Karen Glansberg (Indoor IPM Coordinator)


    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

    • Karen Glansberg
    • Maintenance and housekeeping, watse disposal contractor, and kitchen staff Training content will focus on pest reduction strategies correcting people''''s behavior such as watering plants and eating at desks, ehich contribute to pest problems. Training programs will be held annually. It will be the facility''''s responsibility to schedule the meetings with the pest control provider. A designated pest control professional will present training annually and will provide pamphlet and fact sheets at the time of training. Staff, teachers and students will be instructed on how to log pest complaints and be given a brief overview on pest indentification and the conditions the promote the pests.
    • Annual reminders sent to staff
    • Ipm committee will evaluate the plan annually
    • n/a


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan monthly. When pests are present, CBE Early Learning Center has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of monthly inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of monthly 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 School's IPM approach to managing the indoor pests includes the following actions:

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      pavements ants: 1/8 inch, black, brown or red, and reproductive ants are winged.

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      Ants are a common pest issue normally in kitchens or basements.

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      Ant activity hadn't been noted as of yet.

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      Visual inspections are provided monthly. Monitoring traps are used to detect insect and/or rodent activity. Any pest issues will be treated accordingly.

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      Our pest control provider will inform use accordingly of preventative measures that should be taken.

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      Our facility is cleaned on a regular basis to prevent food and water access to pests. Our pest control provider will inform us if any changes should be made.

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      Our facility is cleaned on a regular basis to prevent food and water access to pests. Our pest control provider will inform us if any changes should be made.

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      Sticky traps and/or mechanical traps will be used fort prevention. Our pest control provider will treat any pest issues accordingly using IPM approved baits if necessary.

      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 CBE Early Learning Center, 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 monthly .


    J. IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH EMERGENCY

      During the creation of this IPM plan, Karen Glansberg has assigned committee member Karen Glansberg 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 CBE Early Learning Center. 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
      tempo dust cyfluthrin 432-1373 ants
      advion ant gel indoxacarb 352-746 ants



    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: 6/11/2013 3:37:00 PM
    Plan updated by Roy Hansen Jr on: 6/11/2013 3:37:00 PM