KinderCare Learning Center
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
90 Hayward Road
Acton, MA 01720


IPM Coordinator
Helena  Prentiss

Primary Contact
Kate Boldebook, 978-264-9045, 000014@klcorp.com
This Daycare has a contract with
  • William DeMarco of JC Ehrlich subcontractor for Truly Nolen, 813-508-2794.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Helena  Prentiss, 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, KinderCare Learning Center on 6/13/2017 1:56:00 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,  Helena  Prentiss , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the KinderCare 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 KinderCare 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 KinderCare 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 KinderCare Learning Center are listed below:
      1) Helena  Prentiss (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Kate Boldebook


    D. COMMUNICATING IPM WITHIN THE FACILITY

      The Pest Management Professional communicates with the IPM coordinator of the facility. The IPM coordinator then passes this information onto an administrative assistant who decides how the information will be distributed throughout the facility.

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


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

    • teachers, cook
    • training will cover reporting procedures and prevention strategies such as sanitation
    • Yearly training at staff meeting with reminders semi annually
    • center director will present training yearly with feedback and follow up from participants
    • Reminders at staff meetings about cleanliness. Not other training anticipated.


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, KinderCare Learning Center has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of semiweekly inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of semimonthly 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 KinderCare Learning Center:
      • Ants

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

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      Small sugar ants have historically been an issue in summer months

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      Ants found mostly in classroom

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      pest control notified at sighting

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      teachers check daily and keep ipm coodinator informed

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      Doors kept closed and windows screened.

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      Proper food storage and sanitization in classrooms.

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      daily cleaning by cleaning company

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      Keep building clean to eliminate food sources. Keep building foundation clear of debris to eliminate nesting sites

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


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of KinderCare 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, Kate Boldebook has assigned committee member Helena Prentiss 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 KinderCare 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
      Niban FG Orthoboric Acid 64405-2 Ants, Silverfish, Crickets, Crawling Insects
      Wasp Freeze II Prallethrin 499-550 Wasp, Hornets, Yellow Jackets, Bees
      Tempo 1% Dust Cyfluthrin, Cyano, Methyl, Dymethyl Cyclopropane, Carboxylate 432-1373 Wasp, Hornets, Yellow Jackets, Bees
      Advion Roach Gel Indoxacarb 352-652 Roaches



    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: 11/11/2007 12:16:00 PM
    Plan updated by Kate Boldebook on: 6/13/2017 1:56:00 PM