Riverdale Elementary
Outdoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
143 Needham Street
Dedham, MA MA


IPM Coordinator
Dave O'Brien

Primary Contact
Ed Paris, 781-301-2000, eparis@dedham.k12.ma.us

Program(s) within this school:
Program Name Contact Name Telephone
W. Roxbury/Roslindale/Dedham YMCA Ashley Gropman (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, Dave O'Brien, 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 Riverdale Elementary on 1/31/2018 10:55:00 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 Riverdale Elementary 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, Dave O'Brien

      Objectives
      The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the Riverdale Elementary 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 Riverdale Elementary 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 Riverdale Elementary are listed below:
      1) Dave O'Brien (Outdoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Denise Moroney
      3) Ed Paris

    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

      Our contracted pest management company provides information on an ongoing basis to our IPM coordinator who then decides how to distribute to our staff or the students if need be.


    F. OUTDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM plan will follow a Annually evaluation schedule. When pests are present, Riverdale Elementary 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: 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..  Riverdale Elementary has prepared maps of the outdoor facility and identified the following priority areas for maintenance:

      OutdoorGrounds
      The exterior perimeter of the school building, play areas, and the trash dumpster areas.

      The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at Riverdale Elementary:

      TURF PESTS   LANDSCAPING AND
      PLANT PESTS
        OUTDOOR GROUNDS
      PESTS
       
       

      Pests
          Ants
          Mosquitoes & Flies
          Stinging Insects

      Insects in playground area (if applicable)
          Yellow Jackets

      Other
          Termites
          Rodents (mice).
          None.



      OUTDOOR MANAGEMENT PLAN

      The following areas are priority areas for maintenance: The exterior perimeter of the school building, play areas, and the trash dumpster areas.

      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:
      No measures taken.

      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:
      No measures taken.

      Playgrounds (if applicable):
      No measures taken.

      Nuisance weeds in pavement:
      No measures taken.

      Storage Sheds (If applicable):
      No measures taken.

      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 techinques 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 Bromodiolone 12455-78 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.
      Talstar Bifenthrin 279-3206 general insects Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Taurus Fipronil 53883-279 ants 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
      Arilon (Sygenta) 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.
      EcoVia IB Lemongrass oil, Linset, 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.
      EcoVia WD Thyme oil, Phenethyl Propionate Exempt 25(b general insects 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.
      Advion Insect Granule Indoxacarb 100-1483 General Insects Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      NiborD Indoxacarb 352-776 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.

    • 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

      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


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of Riverdale Elementary, 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, Ed Paris has assigned committee memberJames Norton 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, Ed Paris has assigned committee memberJames Norton 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 Riverdale Elementary. 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
      Recruit AG Noviflumuron 62719-454 termites Used when live termites are present
      Arilon (Sygenta) Indoxacarb 100-1501 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 live termites are present
      Advion Insect Granule Indoxacarb 100-1483 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.
      Alpine Dust DINOTEFURAN + DIATOMACEOUS EARTH 499-527 General Insects Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      NiborD Indoxacarb 352-776 General Insects Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Contrac Blox Bromodiolone 12455-78 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.
      Talstar Bifenthrin 279-3206 general insects Used when threshold levels exceed tolerance from non-chemical methods.
      Taurus Fipronil 53883-279 ants 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.
      EcoVia IB Lemongrass oil, Linset, 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.
      Recruit HD Noviflumuron 62719-608 termites Used when live termites are present


    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: 11/16/2004 2:04:00 PM
    Plan updated by Denise Moroney on: 1/31/2018 10:55:00 AM