Nashoba Valley Children's Center
Outdoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
12 Rear Concord Road
Acton, MA 01720


IPM Coordinator
Sue  Campbell

Primary Contact
Sue Campbell, 978-263-2902, suziecampbell99@yahoo.com

Nashoba Valley Children's Center employs Trudy Khosla an on-site certified and/or licensed pesticide applicator (certification/license #: ) who may be called on to manage all or some of the necessary OUTDOOR pest problems that may arise.

In addition, this School also has a contract with

  • Trudy Khosla of Acton Congregational Church, 12 Concord rd.

    By signing the end of this outdoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Sue  Campbell, of this School 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 Nashoba Valley Children's Center on 5/13/2015 1:34:00 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 Nashoba Valley Children's 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,  Sue  Campbell

      Objectives
      The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the Nashoba Valley Children's 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 Nashoba Valley Children's 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 Nashoba Valley Children's Center are listed below:
      1) Sue  Campbell (Outdoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Sue Campbell

    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 posts this information in a common viewing area dedicated to the subject of integrated pest management.

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


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

      Staff will be trained when needed


    F. OUTDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM plan will follow a Annually evaluation schedule. When pests are present, Nashoba Valley Children's Center has chosen an OUTDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of Weekly inspections. When pests are absent the OUTDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of Quarterly inspections.

      The following technique will be used to monitor for pests:  Center will inform the Acton Congregational church who will take care of any outside pests


    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..  Nashoba Valley Children's Center has prepared maps of the outdoor facility and identified the following priority areas for maintenance:

      OutdoorGrounds
      none

      The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at Nashoba Valley Children's Center:

      TURF PESTS LANDSCAPING AND
      PLANT PESTS
       OUTDOOR GROUNDS
      PESTS
       
       

      Other
         ants
         none
         none



      OUTDOOR MANAGEMENT PLAN

      The following areas are priority areas for maintenance: none

      Cultural Practices

      OUTDOOR GROUNDS GENERAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

      Waste Disposal (trash containers and dumpsters):

      none

      Light Management:
      no lights

      Excess Water Prevention:
      we empty all toys that may hold water

      Noxious Weed Management:
      none

      Playgrounds (if applicable):
      director monitors any nests or frquency of stinging pests.

      Nuisance weeds in pavement:
      none

      Storage Sheds (If applicable):
      none

      Insects observed in and around outdoor grounds of school property.

      Pests

      Insects in playground area (if applicable)

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      Director monitors playgroun and indoor space. If pests are present director contacts Acton Congragational Church

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      I look in books to identify species of pests also identified by pest professional.

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures you have taken to manage the pests above.
      sanitation upkeep

      If you use insecticides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      one time use

      Pesticide
      Product
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA Registration
      Number
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use
      termidor scfipronil7969-210antsone time use

    • Insecticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator. 
    • Insecticides are used only when monitoring has shown that insects are present. 

      Weeds
      Noxious weeds noticed on the school grounds

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      none

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      look in books to identify

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.
      no non chenmical control measures have been needed

      If you use herbicides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      not used

      Pesticide
      Product
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA Registration
      Number
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use
      none at this time

    • Herbicides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator. 


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of Nashoba Valley Children's Center, OUTDOOR monitoring records will be maintained through: director will document information


    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, Sue Campbell has assigned committee member Sue Campbell 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, Sue Campbell has assigned committee member Sue Campbell 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 Nashoba Valley Children's 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
      termidor scfipronil7969-210antsone time use
      none at this time


    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 SignatureDate
      
    __________________________________________________/______/___
    Administrator, Director, or PrincipalDate

    Outdoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 10/31/2006 10:51:00 PM
    Plan updated by Nashoba Valley Children's Center on: 5/13/2015 1:34:00 PM