Norman S Morse of AAA Pest Control, Inc., 18 Bella Vista Ave..
By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, David Fisher, of this School and the Pest Management Professionals described above acknowledge, and agree to the terms of this INDOOR integrated pest management plan.
In compliance with the Act Protecting Children and Families from Harmful Pesticides, Dayspring Christian Academy on 2/18/2005 12:25:00 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, David Fisher , about pest control and pesticide use.
This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Dayspring Christian Academy 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.
The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the Dayspring Christian Academy 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 Dayspring Christian Academy has selected the following as itís IPM policy statement:
It is the policy of this school to implement Integrated Pest Management procedures to control structural and landscape pests and minimize exposure of children, faculty, and staff to pesticides.
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 INDOOR committee members selected for the Dayspring Christian Academy are listed below:
1) David Fisher (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
2) Scott Morse Gordon Dahlstrom
D. COMMUNICATING IPM WITHIN THE FACILITY
The Pest Management Professional communicates with the IPM coordinator of the facility. The IPM coordinator then decides how the information will be distributed throughout the facility.
Staff/Students communicate with their supervisors or teachers who then pass information onto the IPM coordinator.
E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF
- IPM training will be provided to all custodial personnel, teachers and cleaning contractors.
- Training content will cover pest-reporting procedures and pest prevention strategies such as sanitation.
- A training seminar on IPM for custodial personnel, teachers and cleaning contractors will be held on site once yearly.
- The IPM Professional will present the training. Training will take place during teacher orientation prior to the start of the school year. The seminar will be followed by a written test.
- Students are advised during orientation that no food or beverages (other than water) are allowed in any area of the school other than the designated area and that no food is to be stored in lockers.
F. INDOOR MONITORING
The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, Dayspring Christian Academy has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of weekly inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR 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 INDOOR PESTS
The School's IPM approach to managing the indoor pests includes the following actions:
|SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION|
|SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS|
|No pests observed.|
|Glue traps in food areas, mop closets and rest rooms. Traps are inspected weekly. No pests are being observed.|
|Landscaping is maintained, weeds removed, no shubs or plants next to building. Doors are kept closed at all times. Doors fit tightly in frames.|
|ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER|
|No standing water is permitted in any area of the building. No open food containers are permitted except during food preparation and serving times.|
|ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE|
|Exterior perimeter of the building is free of weeds, overgrown shrubs, trash containers, debris or stored items.|
|None other than glue traps for monitoring purposes.|
|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 Dayspring Christian Academy, 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, Dr. Elmer Humphrey has assigned committee member David Fisher 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 Dayspring Christian Academy. This list includes all herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides that will be used in the event that chemical is required.
I attest, to the best of my knowledge, that the above information is complete, accurate and true
IPM Coordinator Signature Date
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Administrator, Director, or Principal Date
Indoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 2/18/2005 12:25:00 PM
Plan updated by Scott Morse on: 2/18/2005 12:25:00 PM