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.
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.
The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the crayon college too 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 crayon college too has selected the following as itís IPM 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.
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 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 |
|we monitor daily|
|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|
|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.
I attest, to the best of my knowledge, that the above information is complete, accurate and true
|IPM Coordinator Signature||Date|
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|Administrator, Director, or Principal||Date|
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