Hugs Plus Learning Center
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
681 Central Street
Stoughton, MA 02072


IPM Coordinator
Julie MacLean

Primary Contact
Julie MacLean, 781-341-2220, hugsstoughton@aol.com
This Daycare has a contract with
  • Guy Tonucci of Watch All, 781-331-9022.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Julie MacLean, 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, Hugs Plus Learning Center on 6/1/2016 9:53:00 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,  Julie MacLean , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Hugs Plus Learning Center 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 Hugs Plus Learning Center 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 Hugs Plus Learning Center 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 Hugs Plus Learning Center are listed below:
      1) Julie MacLean (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Guy Tonucci
      3) Julie MacLean


    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

    • Julie MacLean
    • Training content will cover pest prevention and pest reporting procedures.
    • annual meeting
    • Yearly by pest control operator
    • Trash removed twice a day.


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan quarterly. When pests are present, Hugs Plus Learning Center has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of quarterly 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 setup monitoring traps, which would be used to identity the pest and determine its abundance.


    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
      carpenter ants

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      bathroom

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      approx. 20 carpenter ants

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      pest monitoring campaign

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      minor exclusion procedures

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      moved dumpster away from building

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      one foot gravel bed adjacent to foundation

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      monitoring , sanitation & exclusion

      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 Hugs Plus Learning Center, 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, Julie MacLean has assigned committee member Julie MacLean 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 Hugs Plus Learning Center. 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
      Advion Ant Gel Indoxacarb 352-746 Ants nuisance control
      Maxforce FC Ant Gel Fipronil 432-1264 Ants nuisance control
      Generation Blue Max Mini Rodenticide Difethialone 7173-288 Rodents public health
      First Strike Soft Bait Rodenticide Difethialone 7173-258 Rodents public health
      Advion Cockroach Gel Bait Indoxacarb 352-652 cockroaches public health
      Maxforce Magnum Roach Bait Fipronil 432-1460 cockroaches public health
      Contrac Blox Bromodiolone 12455-79 Rodents public health
      Tempo 1% Dust Cyfluthrin 432-1373 Stinging insects public health



    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: 9/13/2004 9:39:00 AM
    Plan updated by Julie MacLean on: 6/1/2016 9:53:00 AM