The Britleys Montessori School
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
909 R-Sumner Street
Stoughton, MA 02072


IPM Coordinator
Moses  Ogbemudia

Primary Contact
Gloria Ogbemudia, 781-297-5060, gloria.ogbemudia@gmail.com

The Britleys Montessori School employs n/a, an on-site certified and/or licensed pesticide applicator (certification/license #: ) who may be called on to manage all or some of the necessary INDOOR pest problems that may arise.

By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Moses  Ogbemudia, 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, The Britleys Montessori School on 1/3/2010 6:33:00 PM has prepared the following indoor IPM plan. By centralizing all of the information about this facility’s pest management practices the plan serves as a guide to direct this facility’s IPM coordinator,  Moses  Ogbemudia , about pest control and pesticide use.

    This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the The Britleys Montessori School and clearly states it’s 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 The Britleys Montessori School are listed below.

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  • Reduce children’s 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 The Britleys Montessori School has selected the following as it’s IPM policy statement:


B.POLICY STATEMENT

    Structural and landscape pests can pose significant problems for people and property. Pesticides can pose risks to people, property, and the environment. It is therefore the policy of this school to incorporate Integrated Pest Management (IPM) procedures for control of structural and landscape pests. The objective of this program is to provide necessary pest control while minimizing pesticide use.


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 The Britleys Montessori School are listed below:
    1) Moses  Ogbemudia (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
    2) Dr. Moses Ogbemudia
    3) Kelsey Cooley
    4) Kenia  Infante
    5) Gloria Ogbemudia


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

  • Maintenance and Housekeeping, Waste Disposal Contractor, and Kitchen Staff.
  • Training content will focus on pest reduction strategies correcting people’s behavior such as over watering plants and eating at desks, which contribute to pest problems.
  • Training programs will be held annually. It will be the facility’s responsibility to schedule the meetings with the pest control provider.
  • A designated pest control professional will present training annually and will provide pamphlet and fact sheets at the time of training.
  • Staff, teachers and students will be instructed on how to log pest complaints and be given a brief overview on pest identification and the conditions that promote the pests.


F. INDOOR MONITORING

    The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, The Britleys Montessori School has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of quarterly 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 facility’s 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
      n/a

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      n/a

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      n/a

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      Visual inspections are provided monthly. Any pest issues will be treated accordingly.

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      School was treated preventatively for general insects.

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      School is cleaned regularly to prevent food and water access to pests.

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      School is cleaned regularly to prevent debris build-up that can contribute to pest harborage.

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      Our pest control provider will treat any pest issues accordingly using IPM-approved baits if necessary.

      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 The Britleys Montessori School, INDOOOR monitoring records will be maintained through the following technique:  n/a


    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, Gloria Ogbemudia has assigned committee member Dr. Moses Ogbemudia 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 The Britleys Montessori School. 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 SignatureDate
        
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      Administrator, Director, or PrincipalDate

      Indoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 1/3/2010 6:33:00 PM
      Plan updated by Gloria Ogbemudia on: 1/3/2010 6:33:00 PM