All applicators carry in their vehicle a pesticide logbook. This logbook is used to record all pesticides loaded onto their vehicles and all pesticides used after an application. The logbook contains the following information:
- Date and Time pesticide is loaded;
- Type of pesticide loaded onto vehicle;
- Amount of pesticide on truck prior to loading;
- Amount of pesticide loaded;
- Vehicles registration number;
- Employee initials.
Recording Pesticide Usage:
All truck-mounted ULV sprayers are outfitted with an hourmeter which records the total time the ULV sprayers were in use. The amount of adulticide for any given application is calculated by multiplying the time of use by the calibrated flow rate. Currently we utilize a dip stick method of calculating the pesticide output. At the end of every shift a report is filled out by every applicator for each town they worked in. These reports include the following information:
- City or Town;
- Applicators name;
- The applicator’s Pesticide License/Certification number;
- Vehicle registration number;
- Product name;
- EPA Registration number(s);
- Total amount applied;
- Location(s) of applications.
There is also room for the applicator to make any additional comments he/she may find appropriate or necessary.
Distribution of Pesticide Usage Reports:
Copies of the reports named above, as well as all other work reports, are photocopied and delivered to each Board of Health throughout the season. The original report is kept on file at the CMMCP office. CMMCP also files a Pesticide Usage report with the Massachusetts Pesticide Bureau every year as mandated by law. This report contains the names and total amounts of all pesticides used by CMMCP during the year.
CMMCP Annual Report:
Every year CMMCP complies an individual annual report of all work performed during the calendar year for every member city & town. Copies are made and delivered to many departments, including but not limited to: Board of Health, Board of Selectmen, City/Town Clerk, Conservation Commission, etc. Additional copies can be prepared if requested. Complete reports with information from all cities and towns are made and given to the CMMCP Board of Commission, the CMMCP Executive Director, CMMCP Director of Operations, and to the State Reclamation and Mosquito Control Board. The report includes a description of our services, entomology summary, dates, locations and work performed during the year, a year-end summary, and other pertinent information. Copies of all annual reports for all years of service dating back to 1974 are on file at the CMMCP office.