Regis College Children's Center
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
235 Wellesley St
Weston, MA 02493


IPM Coordinator
Rebecca Putnam

Primary Contact
Rebecca Putnam, 781-768-7096, rebecca.putnam@regiscollege.edu
This Daycare has a contract with
  • Brian Greska of Modern Pest , (617) 340-8887.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Rebecca Putnam, 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, Regis College Children's Center on 11/16/2016 1:59:00 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,  Rebecca Putnam , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Regis College 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.

      Objectives
      The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the Regis College Children's Center 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 Regis College 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:

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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 Regis College Children's Center are listed below:
      1) Rebecca Putnam (Indoor IPM Coordinator)


    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. In addition, the IPM coordinator also communicates information to the staff supervisors who then distribute the information to all the staff and occupants concerned.

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


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

    • Admistrators work collaboratively with Regis College Maintenance Department & Ultrafast Pest Control, Inc. We educate teachers and housekeeping staff about pest management procedures.
    • Training includes pest-reporting procedures, prevention measures and communication with the staff and families.
    • Annually during in-service training, and as needed.
    • Trainings provided by the administrators collaboratively with Joseph Shaughnessy, Director of Physical Plant. Trainings include discussion, written information and Q & A.
    • Daily sanitary procedures are followed, including storing food in closed containers, children eating lunch at designated areas and cleaning up lunch/spills immediately.


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan quarterly. When pests are present, Regis College Children's Center has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of daily inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of weekly inspections.

      The following technique will be used to monitor for pests:  Reports from facility personnel (pest reporting forms) would prompt the IPM coordinator to contact the facilityís Pest Management Professional who would then conduct a facility audit.


    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:
      • Ants

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

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      small ants typically found only during certain times of year- i.e. springtime

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      classroom floors

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      Only a few ants, during certain times of year

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      Teachers and administrators check all school areas daily

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      Sanitizing procedures daily; school is cleaned and garbage eliminated at the end of the school day. Food stored in closed containers.

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      food is stored in closed containers; spills cleaned up immediately.

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      Ants- none- only proper sanitation

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      Eliminate food and water supplies

      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 Regis College Children's Center, 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, Rebecca Putnam 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. 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: 1/5/2011 11:35:00 AM
    Plan updated by Rebecca Putnam on: 11/16/2016 1:59:00 PM