Huntington Learning Center
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
504 Nagog Park
Acton, MA 01720


IPM Coordinator
Natalie Shulman

Primary Contact
Natalie Shulman, 978-236-2213, ActonMA@HLCMail.com

Huntington Learning Center employs John A. Evangelous, an on-site certified and/or licensed pesticide applicator (certification/license #: 00789) who may be called on to manage all or some of the necessary INDOOR pest problems that may arise.

In addition, this School has a contract with

  • John A. Evangelous of Acton Pest Control Services, P.O. Box 2450.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Natalie Shulman, of this School 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, Huntington Learning Center on 4/8/2008 3:00:00 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,  Natalie Shulman , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Huntington 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 Huntington 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 Huntington Learning Center 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 Huntington Learning Center are listed below:
      1) Natalie Shulman (Indoor IPM Coordinator)


    D. COMMUNICATING IPM WITHIN THE FACILITY

      We have hired John Evangelous, owner of Acton Pest Control Services, Acton, MA. license#00789 to evaluate and monitor on a monthly basis.

      Staff/Students communicate with their supervisors or teachers who then pass information onto the IPM coordinator.


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

    • Monitoring of pest will be performed by a licensed professional.
    • This is n/a because monitoring of pest will be performed by a licensed professional
    • This is n/a because monitoring of pest will be performed by a licensed professional
    • This is n/a because monitoring of pest will be performed by a licensed professional
    • all food is cleaned up properly


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, Huntington Learning Center has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of monthly 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 following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at Huntington Learning Center:
      • Ants

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

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      Pavement ants present in kitchen areas.

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      Ants were found in the kitchen.

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      10-15 ants were found in the kitchen.

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      Monitored for 2-3 weeks.

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      sanitation/cleaning procedures are followed.

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      sanitation procedures are followed.

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      sanitaion procedures are followed.

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      cleaning is always maintained.

      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 Huntington 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 annually .


    J. IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH EMERGENCY

      During the creation of this IPM plan, Natalie Shulman has assigned committee member Natalie Shulman 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 Huntington 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 GelIndoxacarb352-746Antcontrol
      BoridOrthoboric Acid9444-129Antcontrol



      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: 4/8/2008 3:00:00 PM
      Plan updated by Natalie Shulman on: 4/8/2008 3:00:00 PM