CBE Early Learning Center
Outdoor 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 OUTDOOR pest problems that may arise.

In addition, this School also has a contract with

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

    By signing the end of this outdoor 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 OUTDOOR integrated pest management plan.


    A. INTRODUCTION

      In compliance with the Act Protecting Children and Families from Harmful Pesticides the CBE Early Learning Center on 6/11/2013 3:38:00 PM has prepared the following outdoor IPM plan about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for outdoor areas of 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.

      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

      Objectives
      The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the CBE Early Learning Center 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 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:
    • 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 OUTDOOR committee members selected for the CBE Early Learning Center are listed below:
      1) Karen Glansberg (Outdoor IPM Coordinator)

    D. COMMUNICATING IPM WITHIN THE FACILITY

      Pest Management Personnel to Building Staff:

      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 who then pass information onto the IPM coordinator.


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

      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 the training.


    F. OUTDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM plan will follow a Annually evaluation schedule. When pests are present, CBE Early Learning Center has chosen an OUTDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of Monthly inspections. When pests are absent the OUTDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of Monthly inspections.

      The following technique will be used to monitor for pests: The facilityís contracted Pest Management Professional would conduct regular pest inspections and would then instruct the IPM coordinator as to the proper course of action.


    G. COURSE OF ACTION TAKEN FOR OUTDOOR PESTS

      Outdoor property includes the turf, landscaping, and the outdoor grounds such as building exterior, playground equipment, etc..  CBE Early Learning Center has prepared maps of the outdoor facility and identified the following priority areas for maintenance:

      OutdoorGrounds
      outdoor property includes the turf, landscaping, and the outdoor grounds such as building exterior, playground equipment, etc..

      The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at CBE Early Learning Center:

      TURF PESTS   LANDSCAPING AND
      PLANT PESTS
        OUTDOOR GROUNDS
      PESTS
       
       

      Pests
          Ants
          Stinging Insects

      Insects in playground area (if applicable)
          Yellow Jackets

      Other
          n/a
          n/a
          n/a



      OUTDOOR MANAGEMENT PLAN

      The following areas are priority areas for maintenance: outdoor property includes the turf, landscaping, and the outdoor grounds such as building exterior, playground equipment, etc..

      Cultural Practices

      OUTDOOR GROUNDS GENERAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

      Waste Disposal (trash containers and dumpsters):

      Waster disposal is done by a professional compant and picked up bi-weekly.

      Light Management:
      Lighting will be adjusted if recommended by the pest control provider.

      Excess Water Prevention:
      Excess water prevention strategies will be discussed with pest control provider if needed.

      Noxious Weed Management:
      Facility staff will monitor exterior areas to determine what measures should be taken if needed.

      Playgrounds (if applicable):
      Playground areas will be monitored frequently during warmer weather. Any potential pest issues will be reported to pest control provider.

      Nuisance weeds in pavement:
      Facility will monitor exterior areas and determine what measures should be taken id needed.

      Storage Sheds (If applicable):
      N?A

      Insects observed in and around outdoor grounds of school property.
      Ants
      Stinging Insects

      Pests
      Ants
      Stinging Insects

      Insects in playground area (if applicable)
      Yellow Jackets

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      Inspections are performed three times per year during months of peak activity (April thru September).

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      The high activity of ants. The forming of paper nests or bee activity.

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures you have taken to manage the pests above.
      n/a

      If you use insecticides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      ECO Exempt products are used prior to using insecticides.Insecticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator. Insecticides are used only when monitoring has shown that NOTIFICATION FORM.

    • Insecticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator. 
    • Insecticide Use is documented in the STANDARD WRITTEN NOTIFICATION FORM

      Weeds
      Noxious weeds noticed on the school grounds

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      n/a

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      n/a

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.
      n/a

      If you use herbicides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      n/a


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of CBE Early Learning Center, OUTDOOR monitoring records will be maintained through: The use of forms which will be filled out by the person monitoring the facility


    I. EVALUATING THE PROGRAM

      The IPM plan will be evaluated on a Annually basis.


    J. NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS & EXEMPTIONS

      During the creation of this IPM plan, Karen Glansberg has assigned committee memberKaren Glansberg with the responsibility of assembling and issuing all the documents that accompany the standard written notification whenever pesticides are applied outdoors.


    K. IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH EMERGENCY

      During the creation of this IPM plan, Karen Glansberg has assigned committee memberKaren Glansberg with the responsibility of applying for an emergency waiver.


    L. LIST OF PESTICIDES TO BE USED OUTSIDE THE FACILITY

      The following list includes all the pesticides that will be used outside CBE Early Learning Center. This list includes all herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides that will be used in the event that chemical is required.

      Pesticide
      Product
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA Registration
      Number
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use


    M. WELL WATER SYSTEM

      The school does not have its own on site well water system.


    I attest, to the best of my knowledge, that the above information is complete, accurate and true

    ________________________________________________ __/______/___
    IPM Coordinator Signature Date
       
    ________________________________________________ __/______/___
    Administrator, Director, or Principal Date

    Outdoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 6/11/2013 3:38:00 PM
    Plan updated by Roy Hansen Jr on: 6/11/2013 3:38:00 PM