North Attleboro YMCA
Outdoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
300 Elmwood St.
North Attleborough, MA 02760


IPM Coordinator
Kevin Dionne

Primary Contact
Kevin Dionne, 508-643-5262, kevind@hockymca.org

Program(s) within this school:
Program Name Contact Name Telephone
Hockomock Area YMCA Schools Out Program Alllison James 508-640-5246
Childrens Center/Top of The Hill Rae Montgomery (508) 643-5242

This Daycare has a contract with
  • Rob Johnson of Flynn Pest Control, 32 Anawan St..

    By signing the end of this outdoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Kevin Dionne, 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 North Attleboro YMCA on 5/4/2017 7:21:00 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 North Attleboro YMCA 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, Kevin Dionne

      Objectives
      The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the North Attleboro YMCA 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 North Attleboro YMCA 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 North Attleboro YMCA are listed below:
      1) Kevin Dionne (Outdoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Kevin Dionne
      3) John Logan

    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.

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


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

      Yearly training is provided


    F. OUTDOOR MONITORING

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

      Turf
      Grass sports field, camp turf areas, and the circle in front of the building.

      Landscaping
      N/A

      OutdoorGrounds
      Outdoor fields and camp areas

      The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at North Attleboro YMCA:

      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
          N/A
       

      Weeds
          Crabgrass

      Other
          N/A
       

      Other
          N/A
          N/A
          N/A


      TURF MANAGEMENT PLAN

      The following areas are priority areas for maintenance: Grass sports field, camp turf areas, and the circle in front of the building.

      Cultural Practices

      Mowing:
      We use a riding lawn mower with a 3 inch blade height. The lawn mower blades are sharpened as required.

      Aeration:
      Once annually in the fall.

      Water Management:
      We water 3X per week during the night for approx. 15 minutes.

      Fertilization:
      Trugreen

      Equipment Maintenance:
      We maintain the equipment in accordance with the equipment manufacturer's instructions.

      Turfgrass diseases

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      N/A

      Provide information on how you diagnosed the pests above.
      N/A

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

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

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

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

      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.
      Monitor for their presence; subsequently call Pest Control Company.

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

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.
      Ensure there is no "food" for the ants.

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

      If you use insecticides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      We only use insecticides upon consultation with our Pest management Company.

      Pesticide
      Product
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA Registration
      Number
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use
      Anvil 10+10 Pyrethroid 1021-1688-8329 Mosquito (Adult) WNV

    • 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. 
    • 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.
      Visual observation.

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

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

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

      If you use herbicides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      We use herbicides to control the weed growth.

      Pesticide
      Product
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA Registration
      Number
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use
      Merit Imidacloprid 432-1312 Grub Control
      Barricade Prodiamine 100-1139 Crabgrass Control
      Dimension Dithiopyr 106-587 Crabgrass Control
      Escalade Dimethylenamine salt 228-442 Weeds Control
      Trupower Triisopropanolamine salt 228-551 Weeds Control
      Dismiss Sulfentrazone Weeds Control
      Quincept Quinclorac and Dicamba 228-531 Weeds Control

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

      LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT PLAN

      The following areas are priority areas for maintenance: N/A

      Cultural Practices

      Monitoring Program:
      N/A

      Soil Maintenance:
      N/A

      Fertilizer Use Practices:
      Trugreen applies.

      Plant Care:
      N/A

      Watering:
      N/A

      Tree and Shrub Diseases

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      N/A

      Provide information on how you diagnosed the pests above.
      N/A

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

      If you use fungicides, describe your rationale for using them in for the pests above.
      N/A

      Describe or identify any alternative management or biological strategies being used or planned to be used
      N/A

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

      Insects and Related Pests

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

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

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

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

      Describe or identify any alternative management or biological strategies being used or planned to be used
      N/A

      Pesticide
      Product
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA Registration
      Number
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use
      Merit Imidacloprid 432-1312 Grub Control

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

      Weeds
      Crabgrass

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      N/A

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

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

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

      Describe or identify any alternative management or biological strategies being used or planned to be used
      N/A

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

      OUTDOOR MANAGEMENT PLAN

      The following areas are priority areas for maintenance: Outdoor fields and camp areas

      Cultural Practices

      OUTDOOR GROUNDS GENERAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

      Waste Disposal (trash containers and dumpsters):

      We keep containers covered and empty frequently.

      Light Management:
      Lights are on a timer.

      Excess Water Prevention:
      We monitor drainage and fix drainage problems as required.

      Noxious Weed Management:
      N/A

      Playgrounds (if applicable):
      We monitor the playgrounds for insects and call the pest control company when a problem occurs.

      Nuisance weeds in pavement:
      We constantly pull the weeds.

      Storage Sheds (If applicable):
      We monitor the sheds for mice and if they appear, we set traps.

      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.
      N/A

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

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

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

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

      Weeds
      Noxious weeds noticed on the school grounds

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      N/A

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

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

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

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


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of North Attleboro YMCA, 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, Kevin Dionne has assigned committee memberKevin Dionne 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, Kevin Dionne has assigned committee memberKevin Dionne 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 North Attleboro YMCA. 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
      Dimension Dithiopyr 106-587 Crabgrass Control
      Anvil 10+10 Pyrethroid 1021-1688-8329 Mosquito (Adult) WNV
      Merit Imidacloprid 432-1312 Grub Control
      Barricade Prodiamine 100-1139 Crabgrass Control
      Merit Imidacloprid 432-1312 Grub Control
      Escalade Dimethylenamine salt 228-442 Weeds Control
      Trupower Triisopropanolamine salt 228-551 Weeds Control
      Dismiss Sulfentrazone Weeds Control
      Quincept Quinclorac and Dicamba 228-531 Weeds Control


    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: 3/27/2009 10:02:00 AM
    Plan updated by Kevin Dionne on: 5/4/2017 7:21:00 AM