Naquag School
Outdoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
285 Main Street
Rutland, MA 01453


IPM Coordinator
James Covello

Primary Contact
Dixie Estes, Principal, (508) 886-2901, dixie_estes@wrsd.net

Program(s) within this school:
Program Name Contact Name Telephone
Safe Place Katelyn Wojnarowicz 508-864-1317

This School has a contract with
  • Al Harrica of Terminix International, (508) 250-1022.

    By signing the end of this outdoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, James Covello, 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 Naquag School on 9/27/2017 7:20:00 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 Naquag 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, James Covello

      Objectives
      The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the Naquag 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 Naquag 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 Naquag School are listed below:
      1) James Covello (Outdoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Dixie Estes
      3) Anthony Rosetti

    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 puts in log book, custodian relays that data to IPM Coordinator who calls Pest Management Professional if necessary.


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

      Annual overview


    F. OUTDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM plan will follow a Annually evaluation schedule. When pests are present, Naquag School has chosen an OUTDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of Daily inspections. When pests are absent the OUTDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of Quarterly 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..  Naquag School has prepared maps of the outdoor facility and identified the following priority areas for maintenance:

      OutdoorGrounds
      Playground area

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

      TURF PESTS   LANDSCAPING AND
      PLANT PESTS
        OUTDOOR GROUNDS
      PESTS
       
       

      Pests
          Stinging Insects

      Insects in playground area (if applicable)
          Yellow Jackets

      Other



      OUTDOOR MANAGEMENT PLAN

      The following areas are priority areas for maintenance: Playground area

      Cultural Practices

      OUTDOOR GROUNDS GENERAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

      Waste Disposal (trash containers and dumpsters):

      Custodian keeps surrounding area clean and trash disposal company keeps container clean.

      Light Management:
      Lights are off after school is empty

      Excess Water Prevention:
      Containers that could catch water are removed and areas that catch water are maintained.

      Noxious Weed Management:
      Area is kept cut and any weeds removed if found.

      Playgrounds (if applicable):
      Visual inspections. If small nests are found they are vaccuumed or hosed down.

      Nuisance weeds in pavement:
      Weeds are cut and or removed

      Storage Sheds (If applicable):
      Area is kept clean and sealed.

      Insects observed in and around outdoor grounds of school property.
      Stinging Insects

      Pests
      Stinging Insects

      Insects in playground area (if applicable)
      Yellow Jackets

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      visual inspections.

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

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures you have taken to manage the pests above.
      Nests are hosed down or vaccuumed.

      If you use insecticides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      If other measures fail and/or a very large nest that could pose a health hazard is found.

      Pesticide
      Product
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA Registration
      Number
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use
      Tempo SC Ultra 432-1363 yellow jackets infestation
      Tempo SC Ultra 432-1363 outdoor pests infestation

    • Insecticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator. 
    • 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. 

      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 Naquag 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, Dixie Estes, Principal has assigned committee memberJames Covello 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, Dixie Estes, Principal has assigned committee memberJames Covello 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 Naquag 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
      Tempo SC Ultra 432-1363 outdoor pests infestation
      Tempo SC Ultra 432-1363 yellow jackets infestation


    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: 12/11/2008 1:24:00 PM
    Plan updated by James Covello, Facility Manager on: 9/27/2017 7:20:00 AM