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


IPM Coordinator
Susan Perry

Primary Contact
Susan Perry, (978) 266-9988, ELCDirector@bethelohim.org

By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Susan Perry, 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, Congregation Beth Elohim Early Learning Center on 5/18/2017 10:19:00 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,  Susan Perry , about pest control and pesticide use.

    This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Congregation Beth Elohim 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 Congregation Beth Elohim 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 Congregation Beth Elohim 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 Congregation Beth Elohim Early Learning Center are listed below:
    1) Susan Perry (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

  • teachers, custodial staff,
  • pest prevention strategies including sanitation
  • annual reminders sent to staff via email concerning IPM training
  • Representative of our pest control company and the building and grounds representative to the synagogue''s board of directors will provide training annually.
  • Signs will be posted outside the center. Food will be stored in closed containers. Food will be eaten only within designated areas of the center.


F. INDOOR MONITORING

    The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, Congregation Beth Elohim 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 quarterly 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 Congregation Beth Elohim Early Learning Center:
    • Ants
    • Rats & Mice

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

    SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
    small antsyellow jacketsmice

    SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
    classroomplaygroundkitchen

    SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
    5

    MONITORING/INSPECTION
    IPM coordinatator and IPM chairperson will jointly monitor the building monthly and coordinate action with the pest control company.

    ELIMINATING ACCESS
    Have built in monitoring by our pest control company

    ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
    we will block all entryways into building and put signs and sanitary waste control products outside.

    ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
    Blockage of all entryways into the building

    NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
    Will utilize the services of Malboro Pest Control

    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 Congregation Beth Elohim 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 annually .


J. IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH EMERGENCY

    During the creation of this IPM plan, Susan Perry has assigned committee member Ezra Habif 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 Congregation Beth Elohim 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
    First Strike Difethialone 7173-258 mice
    Tempo 1% Dust Cyfluthrin 432 1373 ants, stinging insects
    Advion Ant Gel Indoxacarb 100-1498 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: 6/25/2013 7:32:00 PM
Plan updated by Susan Perry on: 5/18/2017 10:19:00 AM