Old Colony YMCA Childcare
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
445 Central St
Stoughton, MA 02072


IPM Coordinator
Carlos Enamorado

Primary Contact
Susan Blaney, 781-341-2016, sblaney@oldcolonyymca.org

By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Carlos Enamorado, 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, Old Colony YMCA Childcare on 8/14/2017 9:02:00 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,  Carlos Enamorado , about pest control and pesticide use.

    This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Old Colony YMCA Childcare 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 Old Colony YMCA Childcare 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 Old Colony YMCA Childcare 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 Old Colony YMCA Childcare are listed below:
    1) Carlos Enamorado (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
    2) Danielle Kucinski
    3) Susan Blaney
    4) Amanda Bacon
    5) Carlos  Enamorado


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

  • Susan Blaney, Amanda Miller, Daniel Kucihski
  • Training will cover pest-reporting procedures and pest prevention strategies such as sanitation
  • yearly meeting
  • Burgess Pest Control upon request
  • children eat in their designated classrooms. All Trash is remove after lunch, and at the end of the day. School snack are stored in cabinet in storage room


F. INDOOR MONITORING

    The IPM committee will evaluate the plan quarterly. When pests are present, Old Colony YMCA Childcare 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:  The facilityís contracted Pest Management Professional would conduct regular pest inspections and would then instruct the IPM coordinator as to the proper course of action.


G. COURSE OF ACTION TAKEN FOR INDOOR PESTS

    The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at Old Colony YMCA Childcare:
    • Ants

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

    SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
    carpenter Ants, pavement ants

    SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
    lower level classrooms, outside walls, storage room

    SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
    minimal activity with ants, only seen during the summer months

    MONITORING/INSPECTION
    classroom teachers an adminstartor monitor, then call Burgess Pest Control when needed.

    ELIMINATING ACCESS
    cleaning done nightly by staff, Professional cleaning company evry night

    ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
    all food is stored in kitchen between classrooms and in storage rooms, children lunch are dispose of after eating and trash removed.

    ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
    no food left in classroom, window are to be kept closed during the summer months

    NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
    regular sanitation procedures

    CHEMICAL CONTROLS
    PESTICIDE USE ATTESTATION:
    Pesticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator.
    Only pesticides allowed under the Children's and Families' Protection Act are used indoors.


H. RECORD KEEPING

    In the case of Old Colony YMCA Childcare, 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, Susan Blaney has assigned committee member Amanda Bacon 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 Old Colony YMCA Childcare. 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
    Maxforce Gels Bait Hydramethylnon 64248-14 Ants live ants in classrooms



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: 12/11/2006 11:12:00 AM
Plan updated by Susan Blaney on: 8/14/2017 9:02:00 AM