Pine Village Preschool
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
2 North Avenue
Weston, MA 02493


IPM Coordinator
Tina Golden

Primary Contact
Tina Golden, 781-788-6665, pvpweston@verizon.net

By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Tina Golden, 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, Pine Village Preschool on 4/24/2007 3:48:00 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,  Tina Golden , about pest control and pesticide use.

    This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Pine Village Preschool 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 Pine Village Preschool 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 Pine Village Preschool 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 Pine Village Preschool are listed below:
    1) Tina Golden (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
    2) Emma Lougheed
    3) Brid Martin


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.

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


E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

  • Tina Golden Emma Lougheed Brid Martin
  • IPM training shall consist of an overview of IPM procedures including monitoring, assessment, sanitation practices, physical exclusion and interaction with our IPM Pest professional.
  • IPM training shall be provided annually. IPM training shall be provided by our IPM professional. Sanitation and housekeeping procedures, policies and recommendations shall be distributed to the staff.
  • Staff and IPM professional will be present at the annual training. The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, Wlatham Pest Control has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of weekly inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of quarterly inspections.
  • All food will be kept in sealed plastic containers. All trash will be bagged and removed to dumpster daily.


F. INDOOR MONITORING

    The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, Pine Village Preschool has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of weekly inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of quarterly 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 Pine Village Preschool:
    • Rats & Mice

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

    SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
    Mice droppings have been seen in the building

    SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
    Kitchen, classroom, hallway closet

    SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
    Any mice droppings

    MONITORING/INSPECTION
    Each morning Tina Golden looks for evidence of mouse activity.

    ELIMINATING ACCESS
    Mouse Cube a humane mouse trap

    ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
    Clean off counter tops. Seal all food in plastic containers

    ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
    Clean out closets and cabinets

    NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
    Mouse cube traps

    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 Pine Village Preschool, 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, Tina Golden has assigned committee member Tina Golden 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 Pine Village Preschool. 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



    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: 4/24/2007 11:10:00 AM
    Plan updated by Tina Golden on: 4/24/2007 3:48:00 PM