Kiddie Academy of Stoughton
Outdoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
1202 Washington Street
Stoughton, MA 02072


IPM Coordinator
Christine  Clarke

Primary Contact
Christine, 781-341-2240, cclarke@kastoughton.com
This Daycare has a contract with
  • Mike of City Service, 617-361-3118.

    By signing the end of this outdoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Christine  Clarke, of this Daycare 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 Kiddie Academy of Stoughton on 4/2/2014 2:00:00 PM has prepared the following outdoor IPM plan about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for outdoor areas of Kiddie Academy of Stoughton 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, Christine  Clarke

      Objectives
      The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the Kiddie Academy of Stoughton 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 Kiddie Academy of Stoughton 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:
    • 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 Kiddie Academy of Stoughton are listed below:
      1) Christine  Clarke (Outdoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Christine  Clarke
      3) David  Rudnick
      4) Michael Modist

    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 posts this information in a common viewing area dedicated to the subject of integrated pest management. In addition, the IPM coordinator also communicates information to the staff supervisors who then distribute the information to all the staff and occupants concerned.

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


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

      Semiannual meeting to discuss IPM plan and how we can work towards improvements


    F. OUTDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM plan will follow a Semiannually evaluation schedule. When pests are present, Kiddie Academy of Stoughton has chosen an OUTDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of Daily inspections. When pests are absent the OUTDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of Weekly inspections.

      The following technique will be used to monitor for pests: The facilityís contracted Pest Management Professional would conduct regular pest inspections and would then instruct the IPM coordinator as to the proper course of action.


    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..  Kiddie Academy of Stoughton has prepared maps of the outdoor facility and identified the following priority areas for maintenance:

      Turf
      Grass area along rear of property and along Washington Street Bed Line along Extreme Furniture main entrance

      Landscaping
      Grass area along rear of property and along Washington Street bed line along Extreme Furniture main entrance

      OutdoorGrounds
      We DO NOT provide Mosquito and tick control services

      The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at Kiddie Academy of Stoughton:

      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)

      Surface and/or thatch pests
          Ants
          Armyworm
          Chinch Bug
          Sod Webworm

      Weeds
          Crabgrass
          Dandelions, plaintains, ground ivy, cinquefoil
          Prostrate spurge

      Turfgrass diseases
          Dollar Spot
          Snow Mold
          Summer Patch

      Other
          N/A
       

      Insects and Related Pests
          Gypsy Moth

      Weeds
          Crabgrass

      Tree and Shrub Diseases
          Blight
          Fireblight

      Other
       

      Other
          N/A
          N/A
          N/A


      TURF MANAGEMENT PLAN

      The following areas are priority areas for maintenance: Grass area along rear of property and along Washington Street Bed Line along Extreme Furniture main entrance

      Cultural Practices

      Mowing:
      Weekly lawn maintenance with clippings removed. Spring and Fall mowing height 2 1/2 inches. Summer 3 inches. Blade are sharpened every 3rd day of every week

      Aeration:
      No aeration has been done to new sod yet. Aeration is usually preformed every year in September or October Months

      Water Management:
      Lawn to be watered daily for 15 - 20 minutes per zone. Planting beds to be watered every other day for 10 minutes per zone

      Fertilization:
      . NO. Lesco Brand/John Deere. Please see next . Please see below

      Equipment Maintenance:
      Early Spring: Pre-emergent for Crabgrass control with FertilizerLate Spring: Broad leaf weed control with fertilizerEarly Summer: Grub control, and insect with fertilizerLate Summer: Broad leaf weed control with fertilizerGrease and air cleaners are cleaned every time blades are sharpened. Oil is changed on a monthly basis. Equipment is power washed bi-weekly

      Turfgrass diseases
      Dollar Spot
      Snow Mold
      Summer Patch

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      Look for brown patches of grass.

      Provide information on how you diagnosed the pests above.
      Check for lesions marks on the individual blades to figure out what disease you may have.

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.
      No night watering, don't over fertilize aerate.

      Describe any alternative management or biological strategies being used or planned to be used, if any.
      No other alternative.

      If you use fungicides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      To protect a healthy stand of turf.

      Pesticide
      Product
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA Registration
      Number
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use
      Eagle G Myclobutanit 62719-46110404 Dollarspot, red thread healthy turf

    • Fungicides are applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator. 
    • Fungicides are rotated based upon chemical group. 
    • Fungicides that are applied preventatively are used only in areas where diseases occurred and were documented the previous year and can be expected to occur in current season. 
    • Fungicide Use is documented in the STANDARD WRITTEN NOTIFICATION FORM

      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
      Ants
      Armyworm
      Chinch Bug
      Sod Webworm

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      Moths will be flying when culting or waking showing sod web worm. Inspect dead patches for insect damage or frass.

      Provide information on how you identified the species of pests above.
      Most Catipellers will show frass. A dead patch of grass where the grass is flat search for chinch bugs or bucket test.

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.
      Good Thick strand of grass.

      Describe any alternative management or biological strategies being used or planned to be used, if any.
      Does not apply.

      If you use insecticides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      To save and perserve a good stand of turf grass.

      Pesticide
      Product
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA Registration
      Number
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use
      Crosscheck bifey 70506-11310404 Ants, chinch Save grass
      Merit Imidacloprid 432-134910404 Grub Prevent grubs
      Acelepryn Chlorantrans 352-73410404 Grub Control grubs

    • 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
      Prostrate spurge

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      Visual, search for weeds.

      Provide information on how you identified the species of pests above.
      Inspect the flowers, that is the best way to identify weeds.

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.
      Best defence against weeds is thick healthy grass.

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

      If you use herbicides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      Some weed seeds can attrack wasps and hornets.

      Pesticide
      Product
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA Registration
      Number
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use
      Prosecutor Clyphosate 524-53610404 All weeds Non-selective
      Eliminate 10404-44 Broadleaf selective-turf health
      Drive 75 Quinclorac 228-592 Crab grass selective- turf health
      Dimension Dithiopyr 10404-85 Crab prevent

    • 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

      LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT PLAN

      The following areas are priority areas for maintenance: Grass area along rear of property and along Washington Street bed line along Extreme Furniture main entrance

      Cultural Practices

      Monitoring Program:
      We provide weekly maintenance to all bed and lawn areas. Seasonal fertilization of all plant material provided 3 times per year

      Soil Maintenance:
      Mulching service provided every Spring only. Renovation of lawn areas, seldom required. Soil testing provided when necessary

      Fertilizer Use Practices:
      Early Spring: Pre-emergent for Crabgrass control with fertilizerLate Spring: Broadleaf week control with fertilizerEarly Summer: Grub control, and insect with fertilizerLate Sumer: Broadleaf weed control with Fertilizer

      Plant Care:
      Mulch provided every year (usually early Spring)All plants are either pruned or trimmed (early Spring-Late Summer)

      Watering:
      Lawn areas: DailyPlants-trees: Every other dayHunter system with drip irrigation and spray heads

      Tree and Shrub Diseases
      Blight
      Fireblight

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

      Provide information on how you diagnosed the pests above.
      Look at needles & leaves.

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.
      No night watering.

      If you use fungicides, describe your rationale for using them in for the pests above.
      To protect trees from major damage.

      Describe or identify any alternative management or biological strategies being used or planned to be used
      No other alternative necessary.

      Pesticide
      Product
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA Registration
      Number
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use
      Spectator Propiconazole 62719-34610404 Blight Health of trees & shrubs.
      Eagle 20 ew Myclobutanil 62719-463 Applescap/Anthuchose Health of trees & shrubs.

    • Fungicides are applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator. 
    • Fungicides are rotated based upon chemical group. 
    • Fungicides that are applied preventatively are used only in areas where diseases occurred and were documented the previous year and can be expected to occur in current season. 
    • Fungicide Use is documented in the STANDARD WRITTEN NOTIFICATION FORM

      Insects and Related Pests
      Gypsy Moth

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      Check trees for leaf damage.

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      Holes in the leaves.

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures you have taken to manage the pests above.
      No measures have been taken.

      If you use insecticides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      To protect tress from further damage.

      Describe or identify any alternative management or biological strategies being used or planned to be used
      Using conserve for any catapillar is a very safe product.

      Pesticide
      Product
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA Registration
      Number
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use
      Conserve Spinosad 62719-291 Gypsy moth Health of trees & shrubs
      Tempo Cyfluthrin 432-1363 Aphids Health of tree & shrubs

    • 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

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

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      Crabgrass is a low growing spreading weed/grass identified visually.

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.
      For turf thick and healthy, in beds, mulch.

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

      Describe or identify any alternative management or biological strategies being used or planned to be used
      No other alternative necessary.

      Pesticide
      Product
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA Registration
      Number
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use
      Prosecutor Glyphosate 524-53610404 All Weeds non-selective
      Treflau Trifuratin 961-405 All weeds weed prevention

    • 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: We DO NOT provide Mosquito and tick control services

      Cultural Practices

      OUTDOOR GROUNDS GENERAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

      Waste Disposal (trash containers and dumpsters):

      N/A

      Light Management:
      N/A

      Excess Water Prevention:
      N/A

      Noxious Weed Management:
      Provide Herbicide control to areas that may be affected with such weeds, but only when necessary. Will notify client when application is being applied. flagging such areas provided upon completion

      Playgrounds (if applicable):
      N/A

      Nuisance weeds in pavement:
      Herbicide application when necessary, usually in peak growth months, which would be April thru July

      Storage Sheds (If applicable):
      N/A

      Insects observed in and around outdoor grounds of school property.

      Pests

      Insects in playground area (if applicable)

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.

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

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

      Weeds
      Noxious weeds noticed on the school grounds

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.

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

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


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of Kiddie Academy of Stoughton, 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 Semiannually basis.


    J. NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS & EXEMPTIONS

      During the creation of this IPM plan, Christine has assigned committee memberChristine Clarke 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, Christine has assigned committee memberChristine Clarke 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 Kiddie Academy of Stoughton. 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
      Eliminate 10404-44 Broadleaf selective-turf health
      Conserve Spinosad 62719-291 Gypsy moth Health of trees & shrubs
      Tempo Cyfluthrin 432-1363 Aphids Health of tree & shrubs
      Treflau Trifuratin 961-405 All weeds weed prevention
      Drive 75 Quinclorac 228-592 Crab grass selective- turf health
      Dimension Dithiopyr 10404-85 Crab prevent
      Eagle G Myclobutanit 62719-46110404 Dollarspot, red thread healthy turf
      Crosscheck bifey 70506-11310404 Ants, chinch Save grass
      Merit Imidacloprid 432-134910404 Grub Prevent grubs
      Acelepryn Chlorantrans 352-73410404 Grub Control grubs
      Prosecutor Glyphosate 524-53610404 All Weeds non-selective
      Spectator Propiconazole 62719-34610404 Blight Health of trees & shrubs.
      Eagle 20 ew Myclobutanil 62719-463 Applescap/Anthuchose Health of trees & shrubs.
      Prosecutor Clyphosate 524-53610404 All weeds Non-selective


    M. WELL WATER SYSTEM

      The school does not have its own on site well water system.


    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: 11/17/2011 9:59:00 AM
    Plan updated by Christine on: 4/2/2014 2:00:00 PM