KinderCare Learning Center
Outdoor 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 outdoor 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 OUTDOOR integrated pest management plan.


    A. INTRODUCTION

      In compliance with the Act Protecting Children and Families from Harmful Pesticides the KinderCare Learning Center on 6/21/2017 2:10:00 PM has prepared the following outdoor IPM plan about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for outdoor areas of 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.

      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

      Objectives
      The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the KinderCare Learning Center are listed below.

    • Reduce childrenís exposure to pesticides and pesticide residues whenever possible.
    • Manage pests that may occur on facilities to prevent interference with the learning environment of the students.
    • 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

      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:
    • Develop an IPM plan. The IPM plan is in essence, a document that describes the organization and implementation of IPM on school grounds.
    • Evaluate progress of the IPM program.
    • Communicate about IPM - Facilitate communication within the school about IPM practices.
    • Assist in development of contract specifications.
    • Provide notification to parents about pesticide use.

      The OUTDOOR committee members selected for the KinderCare Learning Center are listed below:
      1) Helena Prentiss (Outdoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Kate Boldebook

    D. COMMUNICATING IPM WITHIN THE FACILITY

      Pest Management Personnel to Building Staff:

      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 who then pass information onto the IPM coordinator.


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

      We follow guidelines laid out by our parent company, KinderCare Education. Education and communication includes staff meetings, verbal communication between supervisor and staff and postings created by our company


    F. OUTDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM plan will follow a Annually evaluation schedule. When pests are present, KinderCare Learning Center has chosen an OUTDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of Daily inspections. When pests are absent the OUTDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of Daily 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 OUTDOOR PESTS

      Outdoor property includes the turf, landscaping, and the outdoor grounds such as building exterior, playground equipment, etc..  KinderCare Learning Center has prepared maps of the outdoor facility and identified the following priority areas for maintenance:

      Landscaping
      all landscaping areas close to building or playground structures

      OutdoorGrounds
      flower beds, along fencing of playgrounds,

      The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at KinderCare Learning Center:

      TURF PESTS   LANDSCAPING AND
      PLANT PESTS
        OUTDOOR GROUNDS
      PESTS
       

      Other
          bees and wasp nests in bushes, gutters, and playground structures
       

      Pests
          Ants
          Stinging Insects

      Weeds
      Noxious weeds noticed on the school grounds
          Poison Ivy

      Other
          none
          none
          none



      LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT PLAN

      The following areas are priority areas for maintenance: all landscaping areas close to building or playground structures

      Cultural Practices

      Monitoring Program:
      we monitor areas around building and playgrounds on a daily basis for activity. we use our facility portal to document issues and request a professional

      Soil Maintenance:
      mulching is completed 1 time a year in spring by contracted company

      Fertilizer Use Practices:
      no fertilizer is used in landscaping

      Plant Care:
      daily watering of flowers in flower boxes. mulch is placed in flowerbeds 1 time a year.

      Watering:
      a hose is used to water flowers in flower boxes every few days

      Tree and Shrub Diseases

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      daily observations of outdoor and indoor areas

      Provide information on how you diagnosed the pests above.
      pest control professional will be consulted

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.
      n/a

      If you use fungicides, describe your rationale for using them in for the pests above.
      n/a. we would consult with pest management professional if needed

      Describe or identify any alternative management or biological strategies being used or planned to be used
      n/a. we would consult with pest management professional if needed

      Insects and Related Pests

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      daily observation

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      pests and nests are visible

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures you have taken to manage the pests above.
      n/a.

      If you use insecticides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      n/a

      Describe or identify any alternative management or biological strategies being used or planned to be used
      n/a

      Pesticide
      Product
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA Registration
      Number
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use
      Advion Roach Gel indoxacarb 352-652 roaches if needed
      Advion Ant Gel indoxacarb 352-746 ants if needed
      Niban FG Orthoboric Acid 64405-2 ants, silver fish, crickets, crawling insects if needed
      Wasp Freeze II Prallethrin 499-550 wasps hornets, yellow jackets, bees if needed
      Tempo 1% Dust Cyfluthrin, Cyano, Methyl, Dymethyl, Cycolpropane, Carboxylate 432-1373 Wasps, Hornets, Yellow Jackets, Bees if needed
      Suspend Polyzone Deltamethrin 432-1514 Wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, Bees if needed
      Recuit HD Noviflumuron 62719-608 termits if needed
      Tempo 1% Dust Cyfluthrin 432-1373 wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, bees if needed
      Wasp Freeze II Prallethrin 499-550 Wasps, Hornets, Yellow Jackets, Bees if needed
      Eco Via EC Thyme Oil, Rosemary Oil exempt mosquito and ticks if needed

    • Insecticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator. 
    • Insecticides are used only when monitoring has shown that insects are present. 
    • Selective insecticides are used where possible instead of broad spectrum insecticides. 
    • Insecticide chemical classes are rotated. 
    • Insecticides that are applied preventatively are used only in areas where insects occurred and were documented the previous year and can be expected to occur in current season. 
    • Insecticide Use is documented in the STANDARD WRITTEN NOTIFICATION FORM

      Weeds

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      Monthly visits from professional company

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      observation. monthly visits from professional company

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.
      building secure, cleaning floors on daily basis. garbage is bagged and thrown away in appropriate receptacle

      If you use herbicides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      n/a

      Describe or identify any alternative management or biological strategies being used or planned to be used
      n/a

      OUTDOOR MANAGEMENT PLAN

      The following areas are priority areas for maintenance: flower beds, along fencing of playgrounds,

      Cultural Practices

      OUTDOOR GROUNDS GENERAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

      Waste Disposal (trash containers and dumpsters):

      waste management company picks up bagged trash from receptacle 3 times a week

      Light Management:
      lights are on timers and used at dusk through the night. they are scheduled to turn off at dawn

      Excess Water Prevention:
      per licensing regulations we are not permitted to use standing water . sensory tables are used and dumped after play. if there is a drainage concern on playgrounds our facilities team is notified and they address the concern and prevent any stagnant water

      Noxious Weed Management:
      landscaping company comes to regularly cut back weeds and remove any potential noxious weeds

      Playgrounds (if applicable):
      daily observation of playground areas. if a nest or activity is spotted we contact our facilities work order department through portal

      Nuisance weeds in pavement:
      landscaping company is contracted to cut back weeds and grass on site. if observed, we contact our facilities team and place a work order to have issue taken care of

      Storage Sheds (If applicable):
      periodic observation of shed is completed. if mouse activity is observed, facilities team is contacted by work order system and pest control company will come

      Insects observed in and around outdoor grounds of school property.
      Ants
      Stinging Insects

      Pests
      Ants
      Stinging Insects

      Insects in playground area (if applicable)

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      daily observation and communication with pest management professional

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      observation

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures you have taken to manage the pests above.
      none

      If you use insecticides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      if pests could potentially cause harm to people on property, or cause damage to property

      Pesticide
      Product
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA Registration
      Number
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use
      advion roach gel indoxacarb 352-652 roaches as needed
      advion ant gel indoxacarb 352-746 ants as needed
      niban FG orthoboric acid 64405-2 ants, silverfish, crickets, crawling insects as needed
      wasp freeze II prallethrin 499-550 wasps hornets yellow jackets bees as needed
      tempo 1% dust cyfluthrin, cyano, methyl, dymethyl, cyclopropane, carboxylate 432 1373 wasps hornets yellow jackets bees as needed
      suspend polyzone deltamethrin 432-1514 wasps hornets yellow jackets bees as needed
      recruit hd noviflumuron 62719-608 termits as needed
      tempo 1% dust cyfluthrin, methyl, dymethyl, cyclpropane carboxylate 432- 1373 wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, bees as needed
      wasp freeze II prallethrin 499-550 waps, hornets, yellow jackets, bees as needed
      eco via ec thyme oil, rosemary oil, epa exempt mosquitos, ticks as needed

    • Insecticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator. 
    • Insecticides are used only when monitoring has shown that insects are present. 
    • Selective insecticides are used where possible instead of broad spectrum insecticides. 
    • Insecticide chemical classes are rotated. 
    • Insecticides that are applied preventatively are used only in areas where insects occurred and were documented the previous year and can be expected to occur in current season. 
    • Insecticide Use is documented in the STANDARD WRITTEN NOTIFICATION FORM

      Weeds
      Noxious weeds noticed on the school grounds

      Poison Ivy

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      daily observation

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      observation and contact with pest management professional

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.
      n/a we have not used non chemical measures. we use pest management company who advises how to proceed if there is any issue

      If you use herbicides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      none used


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of KinderCare Learning Center, OUTDOOR monitoring records will be maintained through: we will use our facilities website to record information regarding pest control


    I. EVALUATING THE PROGRAM

      The IPM plan will be evaluated on a Annually basis.


    J. NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS & EXEMPTIONS

      During the creation of this IPM plan, Kate Boldebook has assigned committee memberKate Boldebook with the responsibility of assembling and issuing all the documents that accompany the standard written notification whenever pesticides are applied outdoors.


    K. IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH EMERGENCY

      During the creation of this IPM plan, Kate Boldebook has assigned committee memberKate Boldebook with the responsibility of applying for an emergency waiver.


    L. LIST OF PESTICIDES TO BE USED OUTSIDE THE FACILITY

      The following list includes all the pesticides that will be used outside KinderCare Learning Center. This list includes all herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides that will be used in the event that chemical is required.

      Pesticide
      Product
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA Registration
      Number
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use
      wasp freeze II prallethrin 499-550 wasps hornets yellow jackets bees as needed
      tempo 1% dust cyfluthrin, cyano, methyl, dymethyl, cyclopropane, carboxylate 432 1373 wasps hornets yellow jackets bees as needed
      suspend polyzone deltamethrin 432-1514 wasps hornets yellow jackets bees as needed
      recruit hd noviflumuron 62719-608 termits as needed
      tempo 1% dust cyfluthrin, methyl, dymethyl, cyclpropane carboxylate 432- 1373 wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, bees as needed
      wasp freeze II prallethrin 499-550 waps, hornets, yellow jackets, bees as needed
      eco via ec thyme oil, rosemary oil, epa exempt mosquitos, ticks as needed
      Advion Ant Gel indoxacarb 352-746 ants if needed
      Niban FG Orthoboric Acid 64405-2 ants, silver fish, crickets, crawling insects if needed
      Wasp Freeze II Prallethrin 499-550 wasps hornets, yellow jackets, bees if needed
      Tempo 1% Dust Cyfluthrin, Cyano, Methyl, Dymethyl, Cycolpropane, Carboxylate 432-1373 Wasps, Hornets, Yellow Jackets, Bees if needed
      Suspend Polyzone Deltamethrin 432-1514 Wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, Bees if needed
      Recuit HD Noviflumuron 62719-608 termits if needed
      Tempo 1% Dust Cyfluthrin 432-1373 wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, bees if needed
      Wasp Freeze II Prallethrin 499-550 Wasps, Hornets, Yellow Jackets, Bees if needed
      Eco Via EC Thyme Oil, Rosemary Oil exempt mosquito and ticks if needed
      Advion Roach Gel indoxacarb 352-652 roaches if needed
      advion roach gel indoxacarb 352-652 roaches as needed
      advion ant gel indoxacarb 352-746 ants as needed
      niban FG orthoboric acid 64405-2 ants, silverfish, crickets, crawling insects as needed


    M. WELL WATER SYSTEM

      The school does not have its own on site well water system.


    I attest, to the best of my knowledge, that the above information is complete, accurate and true

    ________________________________________________ __/______/___
    IPM Coordinator Signature Date
       
    ________________________________________________ __/______/___
    Administrator, Director, or Principal Date

    Outdoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 11/11/2007 12:16:00 PM
    Plan updated by Kate Boldebook on: 6/21/2017 2:10:00 PM