REGIS COLLEGE CHILDREN'S CENTER - ANGELA HALL employs ULTRAFAST PEST CONTROL, an on-site certified and/or licensed pesticide applicator (certification/license #: 12005) who may be called on to manage all or some of the necessary INDOOR pest problems that may arise. ROBERT CORMIER of ULTRAFAST PEST CONTROL, 738 MAIN ST. #384.
In addition, this School has a contract with
By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, JOSEPH SHAUGHNESSY, of this School and the Pest Management Professionals described above acknowledge, and agree to the terms of this INDOOR integrated pest management plan.
In compliance with the Act Protecting Children and Families from Harmful Pesticides, REGIS COLLEGE CHILDREN'S CENTER - ANGELA HALL on 4/20/2007 2:03:00 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, JOSEPH SHAUGHNESSY , about pest control and pesticide use.
This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the REGIS COLLEGE CHILDREN'S CENTER - ANGELA HALL 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.
The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the REGIS COLLEGE CHILDREN'S CENTER - ANGELA HALL 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 REGIS COLLEGE CHILDREN'S CENTER - ANGELA HALL has selected the following as itís IPM 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.
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 INDOOR committee members selected for the REGIS COLLEGE CHILDREN'S CENTER - ANGELA HALL are listed below:
1) JOSEPH SHAUGHNESSY (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
2) PAULINE CUNNIFF
3) LORRAINE CHALAS
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
- Director, Assistant Director & Coordinators
- Training will include pest-reporting and prevention strategies, such as sanitation and notification of pest concerns.
- Yearly training and reminders during annual preschool year in-service training
- Annually, school director and campus Environmental Protection Officer will lead trainings
- Students must each lunch at designated lunch tables All food is stored in closed containers
F. INDOOR MONITORING
The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, REGIS COLLEGE CHILDREN'S CENTER - ANGELA HALL has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of daily 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 REGIS COLLEGE CHILDREN'S CENTER - ANGELA HALL:
The School's IPM approach to managing the indoor pests includes the following actions:
|SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION|
|Ants- clean area with bleach and water solution Make sure area is swept regularly Snakes: occassionally enter the building|
|SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS|
|ants: Kitchen and eating areas snakes: classrooms & bathrooms|
|SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY|
|A couple times/year|
|Ants- clean the area Snakes- Pest control called- we get snakes out of the building- company could not discover how they were entering the building- no action taken|
|No further action taken|
|ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER|
|Clean areas around lunch tables immediately after eating Sweep floors Vacuum and wash floors daily Remove all trash daily|
|ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE|
|We remove snakes from building|
|Clean the areas with a bleach and water solution Sweep and vacuum|
|PESTICIDE USE ATTESTATION:|
|Only pesticides allowed under the Children's and Families' Protection Act are used indoors.|
H. RECORD KEEPING
In the case of REGIS COLLEGE CHILDREN'S CENTER - ANGELA HALL, 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, JOSEPH SHAUGHNESSY has assigned committee member JOSEPH SHAUGHNESSY 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 REGIS COLLEGE CHILDREN'S CENTER - ANGELA HALL. This list includes all herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides that will be used in the event that chemical is required.
I attest, to the best of my knowledge, that the above information is complete, accurate and true
IPM Coordinator Signature Date
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Administrator, Director, or Principal Date
Indoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 4/20/2007 2:03:00 PM
Plan updated by LORRAINE CHALAS on: 4/20/2007 2:03:00 PM