Kid's Korner Child Care Center
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
915 Pleasant Street
Lee, MA 01238


IPM Coordinator
Jacqueline Loehr

Primary Contact
Jacqueline Loehr, 413-243-1573, jacquieloehr4@aol.com

Kid's Korner Child Care Center employs Orkin Pest Control, an on-site certified and/or licensed pesticide applicator (certification/license #: ) who may be called on to manage all or some of the necessary INDOOR pest problems that may arise.

By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Jacqueline Loehr, 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, Kid's Korner Child Care Center on 4/28/2011 10:34:00 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,  Jacqueline Loehr , about pest control and pesticide use.

    This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Kid's Korner Child Care 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 Kid's Korner Child Care 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 Kid's Korner Child Care 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 Kid's Korner Child Care Center are listed below:
    1) Jacqueline Loehr (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
    2) Elizabeth Bartini
    3) Patricia  Walker
    4) James Walker


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, teachers and students will be instructed on how to log pest complaints and be given a brief overview on pest identification and the conditions that promote the pests. Pamphlets and fact sheets will be made available at the time of training and or posted on bulletin boards in specific areas such as the cafeteria and teacher''s lounge. This information will focus on pest reduction strategies. kid''s Korner Child Care Center will Provide an IPM training seminar to all staff on an annual or as needed basis. the training will include the information about the Children''s Protection Act, why IPM is important, pest reporting procedures, pest identification, monitoring, thresholds, sanitation, prevention actions such as stock rotation, use of service/pest log, and general pest reduction methods.


E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

  • Jacqueline Loehr, Patricia Walker and Elizabeth Bartini will receive IPM training.
  • the training will include the information about the Children''s Protection Act, why IPM is important, pest reporting procedures, pest identification, monitoring, thresholds, sanitation, prevention actions such as stock rotation, use of service/pest log, and general pest reduction metho
  • Kid''s Korner Child Care Center will provide an IPM training seminar to all staff on an annual or as needed basis.
  • Staff and teachers will be instructed on how to log pest complaints and be given a brief overview on pest identification and the conditions that promote the pests. Pamphlets and fact sheets will be made available at the time of training and or posted on bulletin boards in specific area such as the teachers''s lounge. This information will focus on pest reduction strategies. Kid''s Korner Child Care Center will provide an IPM training seminar to all staff on an annual or as needed basis. The training will include the information about the Children''s Protection Act, Why IPM is important, pest reporting prodedures, pest identification, monitoring, thresholds, sanitation, prevention actions such as stock rotation, use of service/pest log, and general pest reduction methods.
  • Students eating areas are clearly marked.


F. INDOOR MONITORING

    The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, Kid's Korner Child Care Center has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of daily inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of weekly 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 School's IPM approach to managing the indoor pests includes the following actions:

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      If mice are present, Kid's Korner Child Care Center will use bait stations in basement and boiler room. No children are allowed.

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      At this time and historically, Kid's Korner Child Care Center do has not had any pests in our building.

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      At this time and historically, Kid's Korner Child Care Center has had no problems with pests.

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      Monitoring will occur weekly whan pest are present. When pest is not present, monitoring will occur yearly or as needed.

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      Kid's Korner Child Care Center keeps their dumpster away from the buidling. Any and all food is stored in sealed containers. All trah cans are empties daily.

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      Kid's Korner Child Care Center keeps food stored in sealed containers. All trash is takne out nightly.

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      Kid's Korner Child Care Center keeps basement free of excess materail and clutter is kept to a minimum.

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      Kid's Korner Child Care Center keeps areas cleaned of unusable material. Garbage is emptied into dumpster far away from building each night. All food is stored in sealed containers

      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 Kid's Korner Child Care Center, INDOOOR monitoring records will be maintained through the following technique:  Volunteer (parent or staff) will follow the person monitoring the facility during the inspections and record information.


    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, Jacqueline Loehr has assigned committee member Elizabeth Bartini 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 Kid's Korner Child Care 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



      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: 5/30/2007 10:16:00 AM
      Plan updated by Jacqueline Loehr on: 4/28/2011 10:34:00 AM