First Congregational Church- Stoughton Head Start
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
76 Pierce St.
Stoughton, MA 02072


IPM Coordinator
Frances Reid

Primary Contact
Frances Reid, 508-587-1716 x, freid@selfhelpinc.org

First Congregational Church- Stoughton Head Start 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.

In addition, this Daycare has a contract with

  • Ted Burgess of Burgess Pest Control, 240 West Center St..

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Frances Reid, 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, First Congregational Church- Stoughton Head Start on 11/20/2017 5:19:00 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,  Frances Reid , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the First Congregational Church- Stoughton Head Start 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 First Congregational Church- Stoughton Head Start 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 First Congregational Church- Stoughton Head Start 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 First Congregational Church- Stoughton Head Start are listed below:
      1) Frances Reid (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Frances Reid
      3) Robert  Whitcher
      4) John Mitchell


    D. COMMUNICATING IPM WITHIN THE FACILITY

      The Pest Management professional performs monthly site visits for the purpose of pest prevention. Following the site visit a written report is given to the Lead Teacher/Center Director who forwards the report to the ERSEA/Ancillary Services Manager who has the responsibility of IPM coordination.

      The Lead Teacher/Center Director monitors the facility on a daily basis and reports concerns involving the facility to the ERSEA/Ancillary Services Manager of the program. In the event there is an issue involving pest control the ERSEA/Ancillary Services Manager communicates the issue to the pest management professional.


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

    • The Education Specialist who supervises the Lead Teacher/Center Director at the Stoughton site receives training in the Fall of each year. The information gained at the training is communicated to the Lead Teacher/Center Director at the Stoughton site. The maintenance staff also receive training in the Fall of each year.
    • The training covers sanitation procedures, pest reporting procedures and the methods used by the program to prevent and to eliminate pests.
    • Training will take place through discussions about pest management. The training is ongoing throughout the year as the need arises.
    • The training is presented by the ERSEA/Ancillary Services Manager of the program who presents the training to the Education Specialists as well as the maintenance staff.
    • Teachers are instructed on how to store food as well as how to dispose of uneaten food.


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, First Congregational Church- Stoughton Head Start has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of daily inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of daily 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 pests have been reported at this site.

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      n/a

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      n/a

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      The site is monitored on a monthly basis by the Pest Management Professional. The Lead Teacher/ Center Director monitors the site on a daily basis.

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      When sightings of pests are reported the IPM Coordinator reports the pests to the Pest Management Professional.

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      The only food stored in the classroom is an emergency food supply which is in sealed containers.

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      Sealed doorways and other ways of entry

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      ant bait gel mouse traps

      CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      PESTICIDE USE ATTESTATION:
      Only pesticides allowed under the Children's and Families' Protection Act are used indoors.


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of First Congregational Church- Stoughton Head Start, 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, Frances Reid has assigned committee member Frances Reid 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 First Congregational Church- Stoughton Head Start. 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: 11/20/2006 3:34:00 PM
    Plan updated by Frances Reid on: 11/20/2017 5:19:00 AM