Little Sprouts LLC
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
280 Bridge Street
Dedham, MA 02026


IPM Coordinator
Alyssa Robinson

Primary Contact
Karen Silvia, (781)774-4105, Ksilvia@littlesprouts.com

Little Sprouts LLC employs Bill Martin, 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.

In addition, this Daycare has a contract with

  • Mike Beaulieu of Bain Pest Control, 1320 Middlesex St..

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Alyssa Robinson, 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, Little Sprouts LLC on 5/3/2016 5:21:00 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,  Alyssa Robinson , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Little Sprouts LLC 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 Little Sprouts LLC 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 Little Sprouts LLC 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 Little Sprouts LLC are listed below:
      1) Alyssa Robinson (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Beth  Richardson


    D. COMMUNICATING IPM WITHIN THE FACILITY

      The Pest Management Professional communicates with the IPM coordinator of the facilty. The IPM coordinator then passes this information on to the Director of the Day Care Center who together determines how best 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

    • IPM coordinator and the Day Care Director receive training regarding pest reporting procedures and pest prevention strategies through our licensed serviced provider who in turn train other Day Care staff.
    • Training content will cover pest-reporting procedures and pest prevention strategies such as sanitation, hygiene, ect.
    • Training will be conducted annally.
    • IPM coordinator will conduct training annually. Evaluating the training will by the absence of pests and/or the accurate identifying and reporting of pests.
    • No additional training.


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, Little Sprouts LLC has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of monthly 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 prompt the IPM coordinator to setup monitoring traps, which would be used to identity the pest and determine its abundance.


    G. COURSE OF ACTION TAKEN FOR INDOOR PESTS

      The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at Little Sprouts LLC:
      • Ants

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

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      small ants

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      The school has experienced isolated sighting of these pests (small ants) in some of the classrooms.

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      Little Sprouts has a zero tolerance pest protocol.

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      Monitoring is done by our Pest Management Professional through the use of glue boards and other monitoring devices that do not contain pesticides and/or rodenticides.

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      The school's IPM policy includes sealing access to the building through the use of appropriate construction materials (mesh, concrete, caulk, foam, etc).

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      The school's policy is to provide no sources of food and/or water available for pests through good sanitation and hygiene practices.

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      The school's IPM policy is to eliminate and prevent harborages being created through good sanitation and hygiene practices.

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      The school's IPM policy requires non-chemical means of control prior to the use of any chemical control(s).

      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 Little Sprouts LLC, 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, Karen Silvia has assigned committee member Krysta O''Neill 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 Little Sprouts LLC. 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
      Contrac all weather blox Bromadiolone 0.005% 12455-70 rats & mice if needed
      Maxforce Professional Insect Control ant killer bait stations Hydramethylnon 1.00% 432-1252 various ant species if needed
      Maxforce roach killer Hydramethylnon 2.15% 432-1254 roaches if needed
      Advion ant gel Indoxacarb 0.05% 352-746 various species of ants, including carpenter ants if needed
      Delta dust insecticide Deltamethrin .05% 432-772 ants, bees, ticks, fleas, numerous stored product pests if needed
      Drax ant gel Orthooric acid 5.00% 9444-131 sugar feeding ants if needed
      Advion Cockroach gel bait Indoxacarb 0.06% 352-652 various cockroach species if needed
      Maxforce roach small bait station Hydramethylnon 2.00% 432-1251 roaches if needed
      Intice Sweet Ant Gel Orthoboric Acid 5.0% 73079-1 ants if needed
      Borid Insecticide dust Orthoboric acid 99.00%% 279-3384 cockroaches, ants, excluding carpenter ants, silverfish if needed
      Maxforce Carpenter ant bait gel Fipronil .001% 432-1264 carpenter ants plus various other species if needed
      Mother Earth Dust Diatameous Earth 100% 499-509 ants, ground beetles, wasps, bees & bed bugs if needed
      Recruit IV AG Ternute Noviflumuron 0.5% 62719-454 species of termites if needed
      ECO exempt dust, FIFRA 25B exempt Phenethyl Propionate 4.5%; Soybean Oil 2.00%; Eugenol 1.75% n/a ants, roaches & other indoor pests if needed
      ECO exempt granular with HexaHydroxyl, FIFRA 25B exempt Eugenol 2.9%



    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: 11/2/2006 11:39:00 AM
    Plan updated by Alyssa Robinson on: 5/3/2016 5:21:00 PM