blossom station child care
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
222 main st
Acton, MA 01720


IPM Coordinator
brenda  katz

Primary Contact
brenda katz, 978-266-2779, mcneil211@msn.com
This Daycare has a contract with
  • patrick mcneil of community pest control, 13 temi rd.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, brenda  katz, 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, blossom station child care on 10/25/2011 5:15:00 PM 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,  brenda  katz , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the blossom station child 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 blossom station child 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 blossom station child 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 blossom station child care are listed below:
      1) brenda  katz (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) patrick mcneil
      3) brenda katz


    D. COMMUNICATING IPM WITHIN THE FACILITY

      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 in writing with an administrator who then passes the information onto the IPM coordinator when necessary.


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

    • training will be provided by pest control company as needed
    • n/a
    • n/a
    • n/a
    • n/a


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan monthly. When pests are present, blossom station child care has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of daily inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of monthly 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
        n/a

        SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
        n/a

        SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
        n/a

        MONITORING/INSPECTION
        ipm monitoring

        ELIMINATING ACCESS
        n/a

        ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
        n/a

        ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
        n/a

        NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
        n/a

        CHEMICAL CONTROLS
        PESTICIDE USE ATTESTATION:
        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 blossom station child 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 monthly .


      J. IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH EMERGENCY

        During the creation of this IPM plan, brenda katz has assigned committee member brenda katz 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 blossom station child 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
        n/an/an/an/an/a



        I attest, to the best of my knowledge, that the above information is complete, accurate and true

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        IPM Coordinator SignatureDate
          
        __________________________________________________/______/___
        Administrator, Director, or PrincipalDate

        Indoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 8/20/2007 2:40:00 PM
        Plan updated by patrick mcneil on: 10/25/2011 5:15:00 PM