crayon college too
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
71 Freeman Street
Stoughton, MA 02072


IPM Coordinator
Christine Burke

Primary Contact
christine burke, 781-341-5074, crayoncollegetoo@verizon.net
This Daycare has a contract with
  • Jim of Absolute Pest Control, .

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Christine Burke, 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, crayon college too on 6/10/2013 11:17:00 AM 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,  Christine Burke , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the crayon college too 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 crayon college too 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 crayon college too 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:

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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 crayon college too are listed below:
      1) Christine Burke (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Christine Burke


    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

    • All Staff will receive IPM training
    • Training will cover detection, steps towards elimination, and prevention
    • Training will become part of our orientation plan for new staff. An We will review detection, elimination and prevention annually at our monthly staff meetings
    • The training will be presented by Maureen Marquis and Lucinda Morgan, the IPM task force
    • children bring lunches and snacks from home in lunch boxes, bags, etc.. Staff are always reminding children to take items back home. Lunch and snacks happen only at certain tables and trash is removed at least twice daily to a covered dumpster


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan quarterly. When pests are present, crayon college too has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of daily inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of daily inspections.

      The following technique will be used to monitor for pests:  Reports from facility personnel (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 INDOOR PESTS

        The School's IPM approach to managing the indoor pests includes the following actions:

        SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
        I have yet to see any pests

        SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
        I have seen 0 pests

        SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
        I have not found any

        MONITORING/INSPECTION
        we monitor daily

        ELIMINATING ACCESS
        I do not have to take any measures as of this date

        ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
        our trash is discarded at least twice daily

        ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
        We have no holes for pests to gain access

        NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
        none

        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 crayon college too, INDOOOR monitoring records will be maintained through the following technique:  information will be recorded as part of our regularly scheduled monthly meeting


      I. EVALUATING THE PROGRAM

        The IPM committee will evaluate the plan quarterly .


      J. IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH EMERGENCY

        During the creation of this IPM plan, christine burke has assigned committee member Lucinda Morgan 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 crayon college too. 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: 8/27/2007 4:41:00 PM
        Plan updated by christine burke on: 6/10/2013 11:17:00 AM