In h-by-Inch Academy
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
833 Pleasant St.
Attleboro, MA 02703


IPM Coordinator
Corey Fisher

Primary Contact
Corey L. Fisher, 508-222-0856, coreylfisher@yahoo.com

By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Corey Fisher, 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, In h-by-Inch Academy on 11/30/2009 1:29:00 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,  Corey Fisher , about pest control and pesticide use.

    This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the In h-by-Inch Academy 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 In h-by-Inch Academy 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 In h-by-Inch Academy 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 In h-by-Inch Academy are listed below:
    1) Corey Fisher (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
    2) Corey Fisher
    3) Don  Weigand
    4) Doug Ela
    5) David  Paine


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.

    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 teachers will receive IPM Training
  • Training content will cover pest-reporting and pest prevention strategies such as sanitation.
  • Staff training will be on a yearly training seminar basis
  • The IPM Coordinator will present the training seminar on a yearly basis.
  • N/A


F. INDOOR MONITORING

    The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, In h-by-Inch Academy 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 In h-by-Inch Academy:
    • Ants

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

    SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
    small ants

    SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
    classroom

    SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
    One or two at a time

    MONITORING/INSPECTION
    Visual identifcation

    ELIMINATING ACCESS
    Stored food in air tight containers. Not leaving trash in classrooms over night.

    ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
    See above

    ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
    Spray when necessary

    NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
    Daily vacuuming, storing food in air tight containers. Not leaving trash in classrooms over night

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


H. RECORD KEEPING

    In the case of In h-by-Inch Academy, 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, Corey L. Fisher has assigned committee member Corey Fisher 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 In h-by-Inch Academy. 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 SignatureDate
      
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    Administrator, Director, or PrincipalDate

    Indoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 11/30/2009 1:29:00 PM
    Plan updated by Faith Alliance Church on: 11/30/2009 1:29:00 PM