Markman Children's Programs
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
505 N. Main St.
Attleboro, MA 02703


IPM Coordinator
Inez Marie Hands

Primary Contact
Inez Marie Hands, 508-226-5718, markmaninez@yahoo.com

Program(s) within this school:
Program Name Contact Name Telephone
Markman School Age Program Inez Marie-Hands 508-226-5118

This School Age Childcare Program has a contract with
  • Eric Polito of Eco Systems Pest Control, 126 A Rockland St..

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Inez Marie Hands, of this School Age Childcare Program 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, Markman Children's Programs on 3/2/2015 3:58:00 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,  Inez Marie Hands , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Markman Children's Programs 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 Markman Children's Programs 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 Markman Children's Programs has selected the following as itís IPM policy statement:


    B.POLICY STATEMENT

      Markman Children''s Programs desires to prevent unnecessary exposure to children and employees to chemical pesticides and reduce the need to rely on chemical pesticides when managing pests. It is the policy of Markman Children''s Programs to only use chemical pesticides when pests have been identified and their presence verified. Selection of treatment option or corrective actions will give priority to non-chemical actions whenever possible to provide the desired control of pests. Education of staff, students, employees, and parents about IPM will be included to achieve desired objectives. When it is determined that pesticides are needed, only those allowed by the Children''s and families Protection Act will be used. Further, only cerified and/or licensed individuals will be able to use pesticides. Our policy prohibits the use of any pesticide by unlicensed staff. It will be this school policy to make the appropriate notification and posting as well as keep records of all pesticide use. A copy of the school IPM plan will be maintained in the main office and available upon request.


    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 Markman Children's Programs are listed below:
      1) Inez Marie Hands (Indoor IPM Coordinator)


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


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

    • All employees.
    • Pest prevention
    • Yearly
    • IPM Coordinator will conduct the training yearly. Staff will use a training form to evaluate the training.
    • All food will be served in designated areas only. Food will be stored in closed container.


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan quarterly. When pests are present, Markman Children's Programs 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:  Eco Systems will monitor the facilities quarterly.


    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
      No pests at this time.

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      Monitoring no problems at this time.

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      Nothing at this time.

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      Quartly check by Eco Systems.

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      Food stored in closed containers.

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      food stored in closed containers, food served in designated areas.

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      Inspection to avoid this problem.

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      All doors and windows are closed.

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


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of Markman Children's Programs, 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 quarterly .


    J. IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH EMERGENCY

      During the creation of this IPM plan, Inez Marie Hands has assigned committee member Inez Marie Hands 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 Markman Children's Programs. 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
      N/A



    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: 1/22/2009 2:56:00 PM
    Plan updated by Inez Marie Hands on: 3/2/2015 3:58:00 PM