Lee Youth Association
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
13 Academy Street
Lee, MA 01238


IPM Coordinator
Sharon Terry

Primary Contact
Sharon Terry, 413-243-5535, sharon.lya@verizon.net
This Daycare has a contract with
  • brian moran of Waltham Services, 413-786-8071.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Sharon Terry, 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, Lee Youth Association on 3/30/2017 9:49:00 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,  Sharon Terry , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Lee Youth Association 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 Lee Youth Association 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 Lee Youth Association 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 Lee Youth Association are listed below:
      1) Sharon Terry (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Raymond Ross
      3) Brittany Phair


    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.

      Students will report to the staff and the staff will report directly to the IPM Coordinator


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

    • All employees will receive IPM training
    • Training will cover pest-reporting procedures and prevention strategies at a meeting specifically devoted to this topic
    • Yearly training to all staff
    • The IPM coordinator will present the training annually
    • Posters provided by the Tri-Town Health Department will be displayed


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, Lee Youth Association has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of daily inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of quarterly inspections.

      The following technique will be used to monitor for pests:  Reports from facility personnel (pest reporting forms) would prompt the IPM coordinator to contact the facilityís Pest Management Professional who would then conduct a facility audit.


    G. COURSE OF ACTION TAKEN FOR INDOOR PESTS

      The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at Lee Youth Association:
      • Ants

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

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      Waltham Services has been servicing us monthly as a preventative measure against the ant problem that has historically existed here. Presently we do not have an ant problem. We will, however, continue these services indefinitely. We recently saw rats but only outside.

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      The problemith ants existed in the large preschool room, kitchen area and the large room upstairs.

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      Presently there are usually only one or two ants (if any)

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      We monitor daily in the areas that we have mostly seen them

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      Waltham Services will be here monthly as a preventative measure.

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      all food and water is tightly locked up and eating is only in certains areas and crumbs are immediately cleaned

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      We lock the doors and windows tightly.

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      Mint oil spray is applied by Waltham Services for ants as needed.

      CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      PESTICIDE USE ATTESTATION:
      Only pesticides allowed under the Children's and Families' Protection Act are used indoors.


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of Lee Youth Association, 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, Sharon Terry has assigned committee member Sharon Terry 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 Lee Youth Association. 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
      first strike soft bait difethialone 7173-258 rat sighting outside



    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: 3/21/2005 2:42:00 PM
    Plan updated by Lee Youth Association on: 3/30/2017 9:49:00 AM