The Children's Center
Outdoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
115 Sisson Road
Harwich, MA 02646


IPM Coordinator
Abigail Newberry

Primary Contact
Abigail Newberry-West, 508 432-0152, anewberry@hech.org

The Children's Center employs Erik Jensen an on-site certified and/or licensed pesticide applicator (certification/license #: 31125) who may be called on to manage all or some of the necessary OUTDOOR pest problems that may arise.

By signing the end of this outdoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Abigail Newberry, of this Daycare and the Pest Management Professionals described above acknowledge, and agree to the terms of this OUTDOOR integrated pest management plan.


A. INTRODUCTION

    In compliance with the Act Protecting Children and Families from Harmful Pesticides the The Children's Center on 6/22/2016 10:15:00 AM has prepared the following outdoor IPM plan about pest control and pesticide use.

    This plan describes the pest management practices for outdoor areas of The 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.

    By centralizing all of the information about this facilityís pest management practices the plan serves as a guide to direct this facilityís IPM coordinator, Abigail Newberry

    Objectives
    The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the The Children's Center 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 The Children's Center has selected the following as itís 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:
  • 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 OUTDOOR committee members selected for the The Children's Center are listed below:
    1) Abigail Newberry (Outdoor IPM Coordinator)
    2) Abigail Newberry
    3) Ed Rubel

D. COMMUNICATING IPM WITHIN THE FACILITY

    Pest Management Personnel to Building Staff:

    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 who then pass information onto the IPM coordinator.


E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

    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 subjest of integrated pest management. Staff and students communicate with their supervisors or teachers who then pass information on to the IPM coordinator.


F. OUTDOOR MONITORING

    The IPM plan will follow a Annually evaluation schedule. When pests are present, The Children's Center has chosen an OUTDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of Weekly inspections. When pests are absent the OUTDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of Semiweekly 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 OUTDOOR PESTS

    Outdoor property includes the turf, landscaping, and the outdoor grounds such as building exterior, playground equipment, etc..  The Children's Center has prepared maps of the outdoor facility and identified the following priority areas for maintenance:

    OutdoorGrounds
    The school building, playground and parking area. The school side of the property.

    The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at The Children's Center:

    TURF PESTS   LANDSCAPING AND
    PLANT PESTS
      OUTDOOR GROUNDS
    PESTS
     
     

    Pests
        Ants
        Stinging Insects

    Other



    OUTDOOR MANAGEMENT PLAN

    The following areas are priority areas for maintenance: The school building, playground and parking area. The school side of the property.

    Cultural Practices

    OUTDOOR GROUNDS GENERAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

    Waste Disposal (trash containers and dumpsters):

    We use a professional trash removal service.

    Light Management:
    The lights on the property are on timers.

    Excess Water Prevention:
    We have ground drains in the parking area and on the playground.

    Noxious Weed Management:
    The landscaper, Glen Hemeon is responsible for maintaining the grounds of the property. No chemicals are used.

    Playgrounds (if applicable):
    None needed at this time.

    Nuisance weeds in pavement:
    None at this time.

    Storage Sheds (If applicable):
    N/A

    Insects observed in and around outdoor grounds of school property.
    Ants
    Stinging Insects

    Pests
    Ants
    Stinging Insects

    Insects in playground area (if applicable)

    Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
    observatoin by the staff.

    Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
    We have been told in the past.

    Provide details on the non-chemical control measures you have taken to manage the pests above.
    We do not allow juice out on the playground during the Summer months. We are also careful as to what type of snack is available to the children while on the playground.

    If you use insecticides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
    Maintain a safe environment for the children and staff.

    Pesticide
    Product
    Name
    Active
    Ingredient
    EPA Registration
    Number
    Target
    Pest
    Rationale
    for use
    eco exempt D clove clove oil small ants non toxic
    oil dust
    Victor poison free mint oil small ants non toxic
    eco exempt G plant oil small ants non toxic
    Contract blox B romadiolone 12455-79 mice control

  • Insecticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator. 
  • Insecticides are used only when monitoring has shown that insects are present. 
  • Insecticide Use is documented in the STANDARD WRITTEN NOTIFICATION FORM

    Weeds
    Noxious weeds noticed on the school grounds

    Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.

    Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.

    Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.

    If you use herbicides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.


H. RECORD KEEPING

    In the case of The Children's Center, OUTDOOR monitoring records will be maintained through: The use of forms which will be filled out by the person monitoring the facility


I. EVALUATING THE PROGRAM

    The IPM plan will be evaluated on a Annually basis.


J. NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS & EXEMPTIONS

    During the creation of this IPM plan, Abigail Newberry-West has assigned committee memberAbigail Newberry with the responsibility of assembling and issuing all the documents that accompany the standard written notification whenever pesticides are applied outdoors.


K. IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH EMERGENCY

    During the creation of this IPM plan, Abigail Newberry-West has assigned committee memberAbigail Newberry with the responsibility of applying for an emergency waiver.


L. LIST OF PESTICIDES TO BE USED OUTSIDE THE FACILITY

    The following list includes all the pesticides that will be used outside The Children's Center. This list includes all herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides that will be used in the event that chemical is required.

    Pesticide
    Product
    Name
    Active
    Ingredient
    EPA Registration
    Number
    Target
    Pest
    Rationale
    for use
    eco exempt D clove clove oil small ants non toxic
    oil dust
    Victor poison free mint oil small ants non toxic
    eco exempt G plant oil small ants non toxic
    Contract blox B romadiolone 12455-79 mice control


M. WELL WATER SYSTEM

    The school does not have its own on site well water system.


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

Outdoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 5/17/2007 12:56:00 PM
Plan updated by Abigail Newberry-West on: 6/22/2016 10:15:00 AM