Tender Loving Care
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
101 River rd
Weston, MA 02493


IPM Coordinator
Jennifer Burke

Primary Contact
Margaret Calore, 617-968-6259, margaretcaloretlc@gmail.com

Tender Loving Care employs Brad Hill, an on-site certified and/or licensed pesticide applicator (certification/license #: 42261) who may be called on to manage all or some of the necessary INDOOR pest problems that may arise.

In addition, this Daycare has a contract with

  • Brad Hall of N and W Pest Control, 781-799-5165.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Jennifer Burke, 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, Tender Loving Care on 1/6/2018 9:05:00 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,  Jennifer Burke , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Tender Loving Care 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 Tender Loving Care 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 Tender Loving Care 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 Tender Loving Care are listed below:
      1) Jennifer Burke (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Margaret  Calore
      3) Jennifer Burke
      4) Kellin Gomez


    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

    • All teachers and Director will be trained on the entire IPM. All staff will have it available to them to review and staff meetings will sometimes address it
    • Trainings will tell staff what to look for and prevention techniques
    • We will train teachers upon hire and yearly. Staff will be reminded at monthly staff meetings
    • lead teachers and IPM supervisor
    • All food covered in boxes with lids and water sources will be clean and dry. All garbage ill be taking out often


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, Tender Loving Care has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of daily inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of daily 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 School's IPM approach to managing the indoor pests includes the following actions:

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      Ants, Head lice and small Mice have historically been a problem at The Learning Zone.

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      boiler room

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      numerous ants 1 mouse ,1 louse

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      The teachers consistently observe the class rooms to be sure no activity is found, also keeping them very clean.

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      Clean and dry areas and all food covered and all trash taking out often

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      We keep all food covered and all water sources dry and clean and take out trash often. We also keep trash cans covered

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      Keep food covered , Water source dry and garbage cans covered

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      glue boards for mice

      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 Tender Loving Care, 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, Margaret Calore has assigned committee member Jennifer Burke 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 Tender Loving Care. 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
      Advion cockroach gel bait indoxacarb .6% 100-1484 roaches to resolve the problem
      Vendetta Nitro Coackroach gel bait Clothianidin .5% Nylar (Priproxyfen) .5% 1021-2796 roaches to resolve the issue
      Advion Ant Gel Indoxacarb 100-1498 Ants To resolve the issue



    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: 11/6/2014 10:41:00 AM
    Plan updated by Margaret Calore on: 1/6/2018 9:05:00 AM