Odyssey Day School
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
2 Audubon Road
Wakefield, MA 01880


IPM Coordinator
Kimm Sovie

Primary Contact
Kimm Sovie, 781-245-6050, kimm@odysseydayschool.org
This Daycare has a contract with
  • Dana DiPaolo License #24203 of Bay State Pest Control, Inc., 781-245-3577.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Kimm Sovie, 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, Odyssey Day School on 3/29/2017 9:35:00 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,  Kimm Sovie , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Odyssey Day School 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 Odyssey Day School 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 Odyssey Day School 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 Odyssey Day School are listed below:
      1) Kimm Sovie (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Kimm Sovie
      3) Margaret Douglas


    D. COMMUNICATING IPM WITHIN THE FACILITY

      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 or teachers who then pass information onto the IPM coordinator.


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

    • Erica LennersKimm Sovie
    • Training content will cover pest-reporting procedures and pest prevention strategies such as sanitation.
    • Annual reminders sent to staff via e-mail concerning IPM training
    • Erica Lenners and Kimm Sovie will conduct the training as part of a mandatory staff meeting.
    • Students eat only in designated areas.Spills are cleaned up immediately.Pet food is stored in sealed containers.


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, Odyssey Day School has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of weekly 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 Odyssey Day School:
      • Ants
      • Past problem (October 2007) with field mice.Past problem with ants (November 2008)Current problem with Carpenter Bees around playground area.
      • Rats & Mice

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

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      3-5 small field mice 10-20 small antsbee hive in bushes10-15 bees

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      The mice were seen in elementary wing of the school.Bees in bushes outside as well as womens bathroom in teachers wing and around the playground area.Ants in toddler classroom when food was spilled

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      1 sighting of each pests

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      Daily monitoring is done by the facility.

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      Access near outside door was sealedHive in bushes were removed/applicated Food is cleaned up immediately

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      We made sure that all pet food was stored in pest-resistant sealed containers. And all food and drinks are removed from classrooms daily.

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      closets cleaned and cleared of any food or water source.

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      Glue boards/Snap traps

      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 Odyssey Day School, 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, Kimm Sovie has assigned committee member Erica Lenners 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 Odyssey Day School. 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
      ECOEXEMPT IC2 ROSEMARY OIL/PEPPERMINT OIL N/A CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      ECOEXEMPT JET 2-PHENETHYL PROPIONATE N/A STINGING INSECTS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      SNAP TRAPS N/A N/A MICE/RATS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      TEMPO 1% DUST CYFLUTHRIN 432-1373 ANTS/BEES/WASPS/SPIDERS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      TOPIA CEDAR OIL N/A ANTS/BEES/WASPS/SPIDERS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      ADVANCE GRANULAR ABAMECTIN 499-370 ANTS CONTROL/EMILINATION
      DELTADUST DELTAMETHRIN 432-772 ANTS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      ECOEXEMPT KO 2-PHENETHYL PROPIONATE N/A STINGING INSECTS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      GENERATION DIFETHIALONE 7173-218 MICE/RATS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      GLUEBOARDS/MONITORS N/A N/A MICE/RATS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      INTICE SELECT GRANULAR ORTHOBORIC ACID 73079-2 ANTS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      OPTIGAURD GEL THIAMETHOXAM 100-1260 ANTS CONTROL/ELIMINATION
      CONTRAC MEAL PLACE PACS BROMADIOLONE 12455-75 MICE/RATS CONTROL/ELIMINATION



    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: 11/13/2007 2:15:00 PM
    Plan updated by Kimm Sovie on: 3/29/2017 9:35:00 AM