Dedham Middle School
Outdoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
70 Whiting Avenue
Dedham, MA 02026


IPM Coordinator
Don Lazdowsky

Primary Contact
Margo Fraczek, 781-326-6900, mfraczek@dedham.k12.ma.us

Program(s) within this school:
Program Name Contact Name Telephone
Greater Boston YMCA OST Program Monica Lynch 617 590-6003

This School has a contract with
  • Mike Clark of Environmental Health Services, Inc, 781-769-9111.

    By signing the end of this outdoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Don Lazdowsky, of this School and the Pest Management Professionals described above acknowledge, and agree to the terms of this OUTDOOR integrated pest management plan.


    A. INTRODUCTION

      In compliance with the Act Protecting Children and Families from Harmful Pesticides the Dedham Middle School on 1/31/2018 8:22:00 AM has prepared the following outdoor IPM plan about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for outdoor areas of Dedham Middle School 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.

      By centralizing all of the information about this facilityís pest management practices the plan serves as a guide to direct this facilityís IPM coordinator, Don Lazdowsky

      Objectives
      The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the Dedham Middle School 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 Dedham Middle School 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:
    • 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 OUTDOOR committee members selected for the Dedham Middle School are listed below:
      1) Don Lazdowsky (Outdoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Denise Moroney
      3) Margo Fraczek

    D. COMMUNICATING IPM WITHIN THE FACILITY

      Pest Management Personnel to Building Staff:

      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 who then pass information onto the IPM coordinator.


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

      Staff are encouraged to grow awareness and develop their knowledge through trade publications, seminars and training.


    F. OUTDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM plan will follow a Annually evaluation schedule. When pests are present, Dedham Middle School has chosen an OUTDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of Monthly inspections. When pests are absent the OUTDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of Monthly inspections.

      The following technique will be used to monitor for pests: Reports from facility staff and students (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 OUTDOOR PESTS

      Outdoor property includes the turf, landscaping, and the outdoor grounds such as building exterior, playground equipment, etc..  Dedham Middle School has prepared maps of the outdoor facility and identified the following priority areas for maintenance:

      Turf
      athletic fields, property perimeters, bleachers

      OutdoorGrounds
      building and property perimeters, bleacher areas, dumpsters

      The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at Dedham Middle School:

      TURF PESTS   LANDSCAPING AND
      PLANT PESTS
        OUTDOOR GROUNDS
      PESTS

      Insects/pests under the soil or root zone
          Grubs (Japanese Beetles, European Chafer, Asiatic Garden Beetles, Oriental Beetles, and other)

      Weeds
          Crabgrass
          Dandelions, plaintains, ground ivy, cinquefoil

      Other
       
       

      Pests
          Ants
          Mosquitoes & Flies
          Stinging Insects

      Insects in playground area (if applicable)
          Yellow Jackets

      Weeds
      Noxious weeds noticed on the school grounds
          Poison Ivy

      Other
          none
          Rodents (mice).


      TURF MANAGEMENT PLAN

      The following areas are priority areas for maintenance: athletic fields, property perimeters, bleachers

      Cultural Practices

      Mowing:
      Weekly mowing is performed by our in-house staff. Turf is generally maintained at 2.5 ". Clippings are removed as needed. Mowing equipment is sharpened at least annually.

      Aeration:
      typically once per season at Stone Park

      Water Management:
      Stone Park field has an automated irrigation system with our own well as a water source. Watering is provided as needed based upon visual inspection. The watering cycle would be set to early morning to reduce evaporation and minimize disease pressure. The exception would be after reseeding the field when we would also provide a midday watering to enhace germination.

      Fertilization:
      Fertilizer is applied 3-4 times per year at 1 LB of nitrogen per 1,000 SF per application, utilizing fertilizers that contain controlled release nitrogen. This service is contracted. Equipment is regularly calibrated. An annual soil test is performed and liming recommendations are provided by our contractor.

      Equipment Maintenance:
      Mowing equipment is washed after use. A complete service is performed during the off season.

      Turfgrass diseases

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.

      Provide information on how you diagnosed the pests above.

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.

      Describe any alternative management or biological strategies being used or planned to be used, if any.

      If you use fungicides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.

      Insects/pests under the soil or root zone
      Grubs (Japanese Beetles, European Chafer, Asiatic Garden Beetles, Oriental Beetles, and other)

      Surface and/or thatch pests

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      Stone park has historically had infestations of white grubs and the damage has been visually evident. Inspections generally consist of peeling back turf in August-October and visually checking for their presence. June and July also provide an opportunity to observe beetle activity in/on the turf.

      Provide information on how you identified the species of pests above.
      We rely on our lawn management professional to identify grub species by their rastral patterns.

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.
      None taken.

      Describe any alternative management or biological strategies being used or planned to be used, if any.
      None planned.

      If you use insecticides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      We have not used insecticides in recent years.

    • Insecticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator. 
    • Insecticides are used only when monitoring has shown that insects are present. 
    • Selective insecticides are used where possible instead of broad spectrum insecticides. 
    • Insecticide chemical classes are rotated. 
    • Insecticides that are applied preventatively are used only in areas where insects occurred and were documented the previous year and can be expected to occur in current season. 
    • Insecticide Use is documented in the STANDARD WRITTEN NOTIFICATION FORM

      Weeds
      Crabgrass
      Dandelions, plaintains, ground ivy, cinquefoil

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      Weeds are visually apparent.

      Provide information on how you identified the species of pests above.
      Our lawn management professional identifies weeds. We also are able to identify many weeds through general knowledge.

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.
      We sometimes bag clippings when seedheads are present.We try to mainatin a higher height of cut and encourage turf development to crowd and compete with weeds.

      Describe any alternative management or biological strategies being used or planned to be used, if any.
      none

      If you use herbicides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      We have not used herbicides in recent years.

    • Herbicides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator. 
    • Herbicides are applied as a spot treatment when appropriate. 
    • Herbicides that are applied preventatively are used only in areas where weeds occurred and were documented the previous year and can be expected to occur in current season. 
    • The herbicide chemical classes are rotated. 
    • Selective insecticides are used where possible instead of broad spectrum insecticides. 
    • Herbicide Use is documented in the STANDARD WRITTEN NOTIFICATION FORM

      OUTDOOR MANAGEMENT PLAN

      The following areas are priority areas for maintenance: building and property perimeters, bleacher areas, dumpsters

      Cultural Practices

      OUTDOOR GROUNDS GENERAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

      Waste Disposal (trash containers and dumpsters):

      Our trash dumpster is emptied on a weekly basis and our contractor is responsible for upkeep of the container.

      Light Management:
      none

      Excess Water Prevention:
      Individuals responsible for maintenance will work to remove or prevent standing water from collecting on site that might result in mosquito development. Drainage is monitored and standing water is mitigated where appropriate. Source reduction/water management of these areas will also be considered after coordination with the Norfolk County Mosquito Control Project. All mosquito control activities other than monitoring for (and removal of) water holding artificial containers will be conducted by the Norfolk County Mosquito Control Project.

      Noxious Weed Management:
      Mowing and/or trimming aids in managing weed growth.

      Playgrounds (if applicable):
      Areas are monitored for wasp activity.

      Nuisance weeds in pavement:
      Manual weeding/ string trimming is performed.

      Storage Sheds (If applicable):
      none

      Insects observed in and around outdoor grounds of school property.
      Ants
      Mosquitoes & Flies
      Stinging Insects

      Pests
      Ants
      Mosquitoes & Flies
      Stinging Insects

      Insects in playground area (if applicable)
      Yellow Jackets

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      Our contracted pest management company performs monthly pest inspections for us.

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      Our contracted pest management company has identified these pests for us.

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures you have taken to manage the pests above.
      Where possible, our pest management contractor uses sticky traps, bottle traps, or pest-exclusion techniques to try to prevent and/or eliminate pests.

      If you use insecticides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      Our pest management company uses pesticides only as a last resort (after non-chemical techniques have been unsuccessful).

      Pesticide
      Product
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA Registration
      Number
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use
      Contrac Blox Bromadiolone 12455-79 rodents Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Maxforce Granular Hydramethylnon 432-1255 general insects Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Arilon (Syngenta) Indoxacarb 100-1501 General Insects Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Cimexa Dust Amorphous Silica Gel 73079-12 General Insects Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Recruit AG Noviflumuron 62719-454 termites Used when live termites are present
      Recruit HD Noviflumuron 62719-608 termites Used when live termites are present
      Alpine Dust DINOTEFURAN + DIATOMACEOUS EARTH 499-527 general insects Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Essentria IC3 Rosemary Oil, Peppermint Oil, Geraniol Exempt 25(b) general insects Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      NiborD Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate 64405-8 general insects Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Eco-Exempt Jet Phenethyl-Propronate Rosemary Oil Peppermint oil Geraniol Exempt 25(b) general insects Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      EcoVia IB Lemongrass oil Linset Geraniol Exempt 25(b) general insects Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Talstar Bifenthrin 279-3206 general insects Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      EcoVia WD Thyme oil, Phenethyl Propionate. Exempt 25(b) General Insects Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Maxforce Fly Spot Bait Imidacloprid 432-1453 Flies Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Maxforce Impact Roach Gel Bait Clothianidin 432-1531 Cockroaches Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Taurus Fipronil 53883-279 General Insects Ants Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.

    • Insecticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator. 
    • Insecticides are used only when monitoring has shown that insects are present. 
    • Selective insecticides are used where possible instead of broad spectrum insecticides. 
    • Insecticide chemical classes are rotated. 
    • Insecticides that are applied preventatively are used only in areas where insects occurred and were documented the previous year and can be expected to occur in current season. 
    • Insecticide Use is documented in the STANDARD WRITTEN NOTIFICATION FORM

      Weeds
      Noxious weeds noticed on the school grounds

      Poison Ivy

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      Visual monitoring.

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      Our lawn management professional is able to identify problem vegetation such as poison ivy.

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.
      String trim weeds along fence rows

      If you use herbicides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      none used

    • Herbicides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator. 
    • Herbicides are applied as a spot treatment when appropriate. 
    • Herbicides that are applied preventatively are used only in areas where weeds occurred and were documented the previous year and can be expected to occur in current season. 
    • The herbicide chemical classes are rotated. 
    • Selective insecticides are used where possible instead of broad spectrum insecticides. 
    • Herbicide Use is documented in the STANDARD WRITTEN NOTIFICATION FORM


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of Dedham Middle School, OUTDOOR monitoring records will be maintained through: The use of forms which will be filled out by the person monitoring the facility


    I. EVALUATING THE PROGRAM

      The IPM plan will be evaluated on a Annually basis.


    J. NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS & EXEMPTIONS

      During the creation of this IPM plan, Margo Fraczek has assigned committee memberDebra Gately with the responsibility of assembling and issuing all the documents that accompany the standard written notification whenever pesticides are applied outdoors.


    K. IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH EMERGENCY

      During the creation of this IPM plan, Margo Fraczek has assigned committee memberDebra Gately with the responsibility of applying for an emergency waiver.


    L. LIST OF PESTICIDES TO BE USED OUTSIDE THE FACILITY

      The following list includes all the pesticides that will be used outside Dedham Middle School. This list includes all herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides that will be used in the event that chemical is required.

      Pesticide
      Product
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA Registration
      Number
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use
      Arilon (Syngenta) Indoxacarb 100-1501 General Insects Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Essentria IC3 Rosemary Oil, Peppermint Oil, Geraniol Exempt 25(b) general insects Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Eco-Exempt Jet Phenethyl-Propronate Rosemary Oil Peppermint oil Geraniol Exempt 25(b) general insects Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Talstar Bifenthrin 279-3206 general insects Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Maxforce Fly Spot Bait Imidacloprid 432-1453 Flies Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      NiborD Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate 64405-8 general insects Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      EcoVia IB Lemongrass oil Linset Geraniol Exempt 25(b) general insects Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      EcoVia WD Thyme oil, Phenethyl Propionate. Exempt 25(b) General Insects Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Cimexa Dust Amorphous Silica Gel 73079-12 General Insects Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Recruit AG Noviflumuron 62719-454 termites Used when live termites are present
      Recruit HD Noviflumuron 62719-608 termites Used when live termites are present
      Alpine Dust DINOTEFURAN + DIATOMACEOUS EARTH 499-527 general insects Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Maxforce Impact Roach Gel Bait Clothianidin 432-1531 Cockroaches Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Taurus Fipronil 53883-279 General Insects Ants Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Contrac Blox Bromadiolone 12455-79 rodents Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Maxforce Granular Hydramethylnon 432-1255 general insects Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.


    M. WELL WATER SYSTEM

      The school has an on site well water system. No pesticide or fertilizer applications will take place within the Zone I of the well.


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

    ________________________________________________ __/______/___
    IPM Coordinator Signature Date
       
    ________________________________________________ __/______/___
    Administrator, Director, or Principal Date

    Outdoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 11/16/2004 1:09:00 PM
    Plan updated by Denise Moroney on: 1/31/2018 8:22:00 AM