Creative Preschool
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
78 Howland Rd.
Stoughton, MA 02072


IPM Coordinator
Margaret Sewcyk

Primary Contact
Margaret Sewcyk, 781-344-5896, peg63@comcast.net

By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Margaret Sewcyk, 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, Creative Preschool on 11/15/2010 4:10:00 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,  Margaret Sewcyk , about pest control and pesticide use.

    This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Creative Preschool 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 Creative Preschool 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 Creative Preschool 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 Creative Preschool are listed below:
    1) Margaret Sewcyk (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
    2) Richard Sewcyk


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

  • all staffreport
  • pest reporting, prevention stategies and sanitation
  • yearly training for all staff
  • trainining will be provided by ipm coordinator evaluation method not yet determined
  • students store lunches in air tight containers. children eat at designated tables snacks stored in airtight containers. clean up all food items imdiately after eating


F. INDOOR MONITORING

    The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, Creative Preschool has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of daily 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 contact the facilityís Pest Management Professional who would then conduct a facility audit.


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
      no pest history

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      no pest history

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      no history of pests

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      check for trash or crumbs no mulch around foundation check for droppings

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      sealing cracks at entry pointsremove attractions,e.g. food have proper screens on windows

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      vacuum and sweep, wash floors, keep food in proper containers

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      clear clutter , all rooms are clear of clutter

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      vacuming , sweeping. use of household cleaners

      CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      PESTICIDE USE ATTESTATION:


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of Creative Preschool, INDOOOR monitoring records will be maintained through the following technique:  monitor for pests regularly and if found document siting by place, quantity, and severity


    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, Margaret Sewcyk has assigned committee member Margaret Sewcyk 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 Creative Preschool. 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



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

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      IPM Coordinator SignatureDate
        
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      Administrator, Director, or PrincipalDate

      Indoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 11/15/2010 4:10:00 PM
      Plan updated by Margaret Sewcyk on: 11/15/2010 4:10:00 PM