Green Valley Preschool
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
10 Allen St.
Hampden, MA 01036


IPM Coordinator
traci croteau

Primary Contact
Traci L. Croteau, 413-566-5070, croteau35@comcast.net

Green Valley Preschool employs Traci L. Croteau, an on-site certified and/or licensed pesticide applicator (certification/license #: 28152) 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

  • Brian of Environment First Pest Control, 174 S. Loomis Rd.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator,  traci croteau, 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, Green Valley Preschool on 3/24/2011 11:40:00 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,  traci croteau , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Green Valley 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 Green Valley 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 Green Valley Preschool has selected the following as itís IPM policy statement:


    B.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.


    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 Green Valley Preschool are listed below:
      1)  traci croteau (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 passes this information onto an administrative assistant who 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

    • Directors & Teachers
    • training will cover pest reporting procedures
    • quarterly
    • Brian Morrisey will provide information on what products are being applied
    • no additional ipm related training


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan quarterly. When pests are present, Green Valley Preschool has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of quarterly 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 IPM coordinator would setup monitoring traps throughout the facility and inspect them on a regularly scheduled interval (selected in the prior question).


    G. COURSE OF ACTION TAKEN FOR INDOOR PESTS

      The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at Green Valley Preschool:
      • Clothes Moths & Carpet Beetles
      • Ants
      • Rats & Mice
      • Spiders

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

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      small ant, small spiders

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      no current problem

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      no current problem

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      inspection will occur quarterly for pest related problems

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      full set up for Acct. glue boards and bait staions w/labeled placards

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      tupperware containers used to seal dry food

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      Full set up glue boards and bait stations

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      used glueboards, bait stations and ensured tight seal to entrance ways

      CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      PESTICIDE USE ATTESTATION:
      Pesticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator.


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of Green Valley Preschool, 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 quarterly .


    J. IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH EMERGENCY

      During the creation of this IPM plan, Traci L. Croteau has assigned committee member traci croteau 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 Green Valley 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
      max force432-1245ants pest control
      final blocks12455-89spiderspest control



      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: 12/16/2006 7:08:00 PM
      Plan updated by Traci L Croteau on: 3/24/2011 11:40:00 AM