Just Kids Inc.
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
260 Rice Street
Attleboro, MA 02703


IPM Coordinator
Ernest  Poholek

Primary Contact
Ernest Poholek, 1-508-761-8988, moc.loa1@yahoo.com
This Daycare has a contract with
  • Robert Torosian of Attleboro Pest Control, 508-695-6763.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Ernest  Poholek, 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, Just Kids Inc. on 9/11/2017 11:38:00 AM has prepared the following indoor IPM plan. By centralizing all of the information about this facility’s pest management practices the plan serves as a guide to direct this facility’s IPM coordinator,  Ernest  Poholek , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Just Kids Inc. and clearly states it’s 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 Just Kids Inc. are listed below.

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    • Reduce children’s 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 Just Kids Inc. has selected the following as it’s 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 Just Kids Inc. are listed below:
      1) Ernest  Poholek (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Jessica Medeiros


    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 staff will review IPM policies.
    • Training will cover pest-reporting procedures and pest prevention strategies such as sanitation and scrap food removal.
    • Annual review of IPM policies.
    • All staff will review IPM policies as part of orientation to our program.Our training will be an overview of ways to prevent the need for pest control as part of the presentation of IPM policies.An annual Review of IPM policies and safe pest control initital orientation and an annual review of required policies each August.Jessica MedeirosStaff are trained and instructed to clean up immediately after serving children snacks and lunches. Trash is also disposed of in covered trash recepticles located
    • Posters will be posted to advise non-personnel about preventative measures relating to IPM training.


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, Just Kids Inc. has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of daily 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 require action of the IPM coordinator to setup monitoring traps, which would be used to identity the pest and determine quantity.


    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
      None

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      None

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      None

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      Daily observations, crumb, food scrap removal, maintain cleaning and sanitization procedures.

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      All doors and windows have screens, and are in good repair.

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      Food is served in designated areas where floors have no rugs and are easy to clean and sanitize. Cleaning is performed daily at night.

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      Sweeping all debris and removal of any cobwebs.

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      n/a

      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 Just Kids Inc., 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, Ernest Poholek has assigned committee member Jessica Medeiros 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 Just Kids Inc.. 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: 11/15/2006 10:54:00 AM
    Plan updated by Ernest Poholek on: 9/11/2017 11:38:00 AM