Dedham Community House Summer Camp
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
671 High St.
Dedham, MA 02026


IPM Coordinator
Frank Ippolito

Primary Contact
Frank Ippolito, 781-329-5740, fippolito@dedhamcommunityhouse.org

Dedham Community House Summer Camp employs n/a, an on-site certified and/or licensed pesticide applicator (certification/license #: ) who may be called on to manage all or some of the necessary INDOOR pest problems that may arise.

By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Frank Ippolito, of this School Age Childcare Program 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, Dedham Community House Summer Camp on 5/25/2016 2:51:00 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,  Frank Ippolito , about pest control and pesticide use.

    This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Dedham Community House Summer Camp 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 Dedham Community House Summer Camp 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 Dedham Community House Summer Camp 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 Dedham Community House Summer Camp are listed below:
    1) Frank Ippolito (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
    2) Joshua Walther
    3) Frank  Ippolito
    4) Michelle  Persson Reilly


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 Camp staff
  • Staff will be instructed on how to report pest complaints and sitings and the conditions that promote pests. This information will focus on pest reduction strategies connecting behavior such as over watering plants, feeding birds and other animals, eating at desks, and general facility cleanliness to pest problems.
  • Training conducted yearly at counselor orientation.
  • The Assistant Director and facilities Manager along with the Camp Director will present the training yearly. The IPM Committee will meet yearly to evaluate the training and its results.
  • Flyers posted as needed in counselor areas.


F. INDOOR MONITORING

    The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, Dedham Community House Summer Camp has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of daily inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of quarterly 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
    n/a

    SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
    n/a

    SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
    n/a

    MONITORING/INSPECTION
    A professional pest company monitors the site quarterly.

    ELIMINATING ACCESS
    Sealing openings with caulk and copper mesh, repairing leaks and screens.

    ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
    Eating is only allowed in designated areas and is cleaned immediately. The entire site is cleaned weekly and more frequently during camp season. All water leaks are repaired immediately.

    ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
    Reducing clutter, organizing stored goods off the floor and away from walls.

    NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
    Keeping the facility clean and limiting access for pests by sealing openings. Eliminating standing water and leaks. Mechanical traps.

    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 Dedham Community House Summer Camp, 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, Frank Ippolito has assigned committee member Frank Ippolito 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 Dedham Community House Summer Camp. 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 Signature Date
   
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Administrator, Director, or Principal Date

Indoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 6/13/2007 8:55:00 PM
Plan updated by Frank Ippolito on: 5/25/2016 2:51:00 PM