happydayscildcarecenter
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
26coltsway
Attleboro, MA 02703


IPM Coordinator
donna foley

Primary Contact
donnatfoley, 5082265584, dondon42256

By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, donna foley, of this School 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, happydayscildcarecenter on 12/31/2007 11:48:00 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,  donna foley , about pest control and pesticide use.

    This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the happydayscildcarecenter 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 happydayscildcarecenter 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 happydayscildcarecenter 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 happydayscildcarecenter are listed below:
    1) donna foley (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
    2) donna foley
    3) martha trainor


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.

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


E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

  • donnafoley marthatrainor
  • dailycleaning and observation
  • yearly on site seminar
  • donnafoley yearly checklist
  • flyers sent home with students


F. INDOOR MONITORING

    The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, happydayscildcarecenter 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 setup monitoring traps, which would be used to identity the pest and determine its abundance.


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
      none

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      none

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      none

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      daily visual inspection

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      tighten and seal any access to property

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      all food is properly sealed and stored in secure location

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      daily cleaning

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      washing and vacuming

      CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      PESTICIDE USE ATTESTATION:
      Only pesticides allowed under the Children's and Families' Protection Act are used indoors.


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of happydayscildcarecenter, 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 annually .


    J. IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH EMERGENCY

      During the creation of this IPM plan, donnatfoley has assigned committee member donna foley 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 happydayscildcarecenter. 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 Signature                                                         Date

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      Administrator, Director, or Principal                                            Date

      Indoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 12/31/2007 11:48:00 AM
      Plan updated by donnatfoley on: 12/31/2007 11:48:00 AM