Whittemore House Nursery School
Outdoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
670 Boston Post Road
Weston, MA 02493


IPM Coordinator
Jan  Carlson

Primary Contact
Jan Carlson, 781-893-6066, mail@whittemorehouse.com

By signing the end of this outdoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Jan  Carlson, 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 Whittemore House Nursery School on 1/22/2011 2:57:00 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 Whittemore House Nursery School 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,  Jan  Carlson

    Objectives
    The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the Whittemore House Nursery School 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 Whittemore House Nursery School 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 Whittemore House Nursery School are listed below:
    1) Jan  Carlson (Outdoor IPM Coordinator)
    2) Jan  Carlson
    3) Linda  Smith

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.

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


E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

    Staff will be educated by IPM coordintor at an annual staff meeting


F. OUTDOOR MONITORING

    The IPM plan will follow a Annually evaluation schedule. When pests are present, Whittemore House Nursery School has chosen an OUTDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of Weekly inspections. When pests are absent the OUTDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of Weekly inspections.

    The following technique will be used to monitor for pests:  Reports from facility staff and students (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 OUTDOOR PESTS

    Outdoor property includes the turf, landscaping, and the outdoor grounds such as building exterior, playground equipment, etc..  Whittemore House Nursery School has prepared maps of the outdoor facility and identified the following priority areas for maintenance:

    OutdoorGrounds
    We have no additional grounds

    The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at Whittemore House Nursery School:

    TURF PESTS   LANDSCAPING AND
    PLANT PESTS
      OUTDOOR GROUNDS
    PESTS
     
     

    Insects observed in and around outdoor grounds of school property.
        Mosquitoes & Flies

    Other



    OUTDOOR MANAGEMENT PLAN

    The following areas are priority areas for maintenance: We have no additional grounds

    Cultural Practices

    OUTDOOR GROUNDS GENERAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

    Waste Disposal (trash containers and dumpsters):

    Closed rubber trash receptacles are housed outside and maintained by professional rubbish removal company

    Light Management:
    Exterior lights are not turned on unless school is in session

    Excess Water Prevention:
    There is no standing water spot

    Noxious Weed Management:
    There are no noxious weeds

    Playgrounds (if applicable):
    No stinging pest nests have ocurred

    Nuisance weeds in pavement:
    No nuisance weed problem has occurred

    Storage Sheds (If applicable):
    Shed is kept clean and closed.

    Insects observed in and around outdoor grounds of school property.
    Mosquitoes & Flies

    Pests
    Mosquitoes & Flies

    Insects in playground area (if applicable)

    Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
    Simple observation

    Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
    species not identified

    Provide details on the non-chemical control measures you have taken to manage the pests above.
    Staff and children have worn repellant

    If you use insecticides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
    not used

    Pesticide
    Product
    Name
    Active
    Ingredient
    EPA Registration
    Number
    Target
    Pest
    Rationale
    for use
    NA

    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 Whittemore House Nursery School, OUTDOOR monitoring records will be maintained through: monitoring results will be recorded in staff meeting notes


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, Jan Carlson has assigned committee member Jan Carlson 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, Jan Carlson has assigned committee member Jan Carlson 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 Whittemore House Nursery School. 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
    NA


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: 8/13/2005 9:57:00 AM
Plan updated by Jan Carlson on: 1/22/2011 2:57:00 PM