The Children's Gathering
Outdoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
101 Cedar Street
Wakefield, MA 01880


IPM Coordinator
Laurie-anne Chan

Primary Contact
Laurie-anne Chan, 781-246-3761, childrengather@gmail.com
This Daycare has a contract with
  • John of Needham Woburn Pest Controll, 781 891 5313.

    By signing the end of this outdoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Laurie-anne Chan, 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 Gathering on 9/13/2017 8:11:00 PM 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 Gathering 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, Laurie-anne Chan

      Objectives
      The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the The Children's Gathering 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 Gathering 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:
    • 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 Gathering are listed below:
      1) Laurie-anne Chan (Outdoor IPM Coordinator)

    D. COMMUNICATING IPM WITHIN THE FACILITY

      Pest Management Personnel to Building Staff:

      The Pest Management professionsl communicates with the IPM coordinator who in turn nitifies all staff members and post the informaton on all parent information boards as needed

      staff/students/parents communicate directly to the IPM coordinator who in turn communicates with Pest Management professionsl for best course of action.


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

      explaining to all staff our polcy concerning the monitoring of pests indoors and outdoors, as outlined prevously and their role in reporting to me any evidence of pest activity, then reporting to parents (students) as needed so as not to create unnecessary concern


    F. OUTDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM plan will follow a Annually evaluation schedule. When pests are present, The Children's Gathering has chosen an OUTDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of Daily inspections. When pests are absent the OUTDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of Quarterly 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 Gathering has prepared maps of the outdoor facility and identified the following priority areas for maintenance:

      Landscaping
      shrubs surrounding the building, turnng playground mulch in ply area 2 twice annually

      OutdoorGrounds
      shrubs and under gutters/overhangs of pool cabana whre insects nest

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

      TURF PESTS   LANDSCAPING AND
      PLANT PESTS
        OUTDOOR GROUNDS
      PESTS
       

      Other
          none
       

      Pests
          Stinging Insects

      Other



      LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT PLAN

      The following areas are priority areas for maintenance: shrubs surrounding the building, turnng playground mulch in ply area 2 twice annually

      Cultural Practices

      Monitoring Program:
      monitoring done at least quarterly by pest management professionsl

      Soil Maintenance:
      none

      Fertilizer Use Practices:
      fertilzers are not used

      Plant Care:
      pruning all existing shrubs and mulch arouns all

      Watering:
      only as needed or in drought

      Tree and Shrub Diseases

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.

      Provide information on how you diagnosed the pests above.

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

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

      Describe or identify any alternative management or biological strategies being used or planned to be used

      Insects and Related Pests

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      at least monitor common areas for nets of stinging insects and/or activity

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      Our pest Management professionsl identifies species

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures you have taken to manage the pests above.
      Contact pest management professionsl for removal

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

      Describe or identify any alternative management or biological strategies being used or planned to be used
      none

      Pesticide
      Product
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA Registration
      Number
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use
      maxforce (granular insect bait) hydramethlnon 432-1262 ants, roaches
      stingray tetramethrin 0.10 permethrin .25 pipernonyl butoxide technic 9444-220 bees wasps hornets
      weather blok xt brodifacoum .005 100-1055 mice/rats
      suspend sc deltamethrin .03 or .06 432-763 silver fish millipedes, wasps, ants, roaches, cetipedes, ear
      tempo 1% dust cyfluthrin 432-1373 wasps, hornets, bees, yellow jackets, ants
      recruit IV NoviFlumuron 62719-453 termites

    • Insecticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator. 
    • Insecticides are used only when monitoring has shown that insects are present. 
    • Selective insecticides are used where possible instead of broad spectrum insecticides. 
    • Insecticides that are applied preventatively are used only in areas where insects occurred and were documented the previous year and can be expected to occur in current season. 
    • Insecticide Use is documented in the STANDARD WRITTEN NOTIFICATION FORM

      Weeds

      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.

      Describe or identify any alternative management or biological strategies being used or planned to be used


      OUTDOOR MANAGEMENT PLAN

      The following areas are priority areas for maintenance: shrubs and under gutters/overhangs of pool cabana whre insects nest

      Cultural Practices

      OUTDOOR GROUNDS GENERAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

      Waste Disposal (trash containers and dumpsters):

      The school is within a home therefore garbage is removed at curb weekly and containers are cleaned as needed.

      Light Management:
      all lighting is operated by motion detectors

      Excess Water Prevention:
      any and all puddles are swept dry

      Noxious Weed Management:
      none

      Playgrounds (if applicable):
      daily visual monitoring of playground areas and contact with pest management professionsl as necessary

      Nuisance weeds in pavement:
      pulled by hand

      Storage Sheds (If applicable):
      none

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

      Pests
      Stinging Insects

      Insects in playground area (if applicable)

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      daily monitoring of any insect activity and established nests and contact with pest mangement professionsl as needed

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      the pest management professionsl identifies the species

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures you have taken to manage the pests above.
      none unless done by pest mangement professionsl

      If you use insecticides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      to prevent harm to children

    • Insecticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator. 
    • Insecticides are used only when monitoring has shown that insects are present. 
    • Selective insecticides are used where possible instead of broad spectrum insecticides. 
    • Insecticides that are applied preventatively are used only in areas where insects occurred and were documented the previous year and can be expected to occur in current season. 
    • 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 Gathering, 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, Laurie-anne Chan has assigned committee memberLaurie-anne Chan 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, Laurie-anne Chan has assigned committee memberLaurie-anne Chan 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 Gathering. 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
      tempo 1% dust cyfluthrin 432-1373 wasps, hornets, bees, yellow jackets, ants
      recruit IV NoviFlumuron 62719-453 termites
      maxforce (granular insect bait) hydramethlnon 432-1262 ants, roaches
      stingray tetramethrin 0.10 permethrin .25 pipernonyl butoxide technic 9444-220 bees wasps hornets
      weather blok xt brodifacoum .005 100-1055 mice/rats
      suspend sc deltamethrin .03 or .06 432-763 silver fish millipedes, wasps, ants, roaches, cetipedes, ear


    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

    ________________________________________________ __/______/___
    IPM Coordinator Signature Date
       
    ________________________________________________ __/______/___
    Administrator, Director, or Principal Date

    Outdoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 8/7/2007 11:03:00 PM
    Plan updated by Laurie-anne Chan on: 9/13/2017 8:11:00 PM