Stoughton High School
Outdoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
232 Pearl Street
Stoughton, MA 02072


IPM Coordinator
Joel  Harding

Primary Contact
Joel Harding, 781-344-4000 , j_harding@stoughtonschools.org

Stoughton High School employs N/A an on-site certified and/or licensed pesticide applicator (certification/license #: ) who may be called on to manage all or some of the necessary OUTDOOR pest problems that may arise.

In addition, this School also has a contract with

  • Scott Brodeur of Tru Green Chemlawn, 800-888-0845.

    By signing the end of this outdoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Joel  Harding, 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 Stoughton High School on 10/23/2017 8:30:00 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 Stoughton High 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, Joel  Harding

      Objectives
      The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the Stoughton High 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 Stoughton High School 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 Stoughton High School are listed below:
      1) Joel  Harding (Outdoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Sally  Borges
      3) Jose Francisco
      4) Edward  Gilbert

    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

      The IPM Coordinator passes information along to the IPM Committee who then take it back to their buildings/departments and incorporate it into their training/meeting schedules.


    F. OUTDOOR MONITORING

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

      Turf
      Priority areas are the athletic field at the High School/Middle School/West School Complex

      Landscaping
      Only areas maintained are turf grass areas.

      OutdoorGrounds
      Only areas where pesticides applied (mosquito control) in football field at Stoughton High School complex.

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

      TURF PESTS   LANDSCAPING AND
      PLANT PESTS
        OUTDOOR GROUNDS
      PESTS

      Surface and/or thatch pests
          Ants

      Weeds
          Crabgrass

      Turfgrass diseases
          Dollar Spot
          Snow Mold

      Other
       

      Weeds
          Crabgrass

      Other
          Bees/yellow jackets, poison ivy.
       

      Pests
          Stinging Insects

      Insects in playground area (if applicable)
          Yellow Jackets

      Weeds
      Noxious weeds noticed on the school grounds
          Poison Ivy

      Other


      TURF MANAGEMENT PLAN

      The following areas are priority areas for maintenance: Priority areas are the athletic field at the High School/Middle School/West School Complex

      Cultural Practices

      Mowing:
      Mowing is done weekly. Mowing height is 2". Blades are sharpened every 2 weeks. Clippings are mulched.

      Aeration:
      Aeration is done 2 times a year on the football and soccer field at Stoughton High School.

      Water Management:
      Irrigation is a priority on the athletic fields. Watering is done daily, 15 minutes per zone. Species (turf grass) is an athletic mix.

      Fertilization:
      Fertilization is done by outside contractor (Tru-Green Chemlawn) and is done 2 times a year, spring and fall.

      Equipment Maintenance:
      All equipment is cleaned/maintained as per the manufacturers specifications. Grounds equipment is part of our preventive maintenance (PM) program.

      Turfgrass diseases
      Dollar Spot
      Snow Mold

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      Areas (athletic fields) monitored by in-house grounds staff.

      Provide information on how you diagnosed the pests above.
      If during monitoring diseases are found, pest control contractor is notified.

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.
      Over seed, improving drainage.

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

      If you use fungicides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      None at this time.

      Insects/pests under the soil or root zone

      Surface and/or thatch pests
      Ants

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      Areas are monitored daily for pests by students and staff. Weeds and disease are monitored weekly.

      Provide information on how you identified the species of pests above.
      Sample pest captured and passed along to pest control contractor.

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.
      Nest located and destroyed. Trails to and from nest eliminated with steam cleaning. Eliminate food sources.

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

      If you use insecticides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      None. Issue is seasonal. If non-chemical controls don't work, issue resolves itself within a week or so.

      Pesticide
      Product
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA Registration
      Number
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use
      Anvil 10+10 ULV Sumithrin 1021-1688-8329 Mosquito Prevent WEst Nile & EEE

    • Insecticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator. 
    • Selective insecticides are used where possible instead of broad spectrum insecticides. 
    • Insecticide Use is documented in the STANDARD WRITTEN NOTIFICATION FORM

      Weeds
      Crabgrass

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      Areas monitored by in-house grounds staff (athletic fields)

      Provide information on how you identified the species of pests above.
      Sample forwarded to pest control contractor.

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.
      Oversee with turf grass to choke out weeds

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

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

      LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT PLAN

      The following areas are priority areas for maintenance: Only areas maintained are turf grass areas.

      Cultural Practices

      Monitoring Program:
      Landscape is monitored daily. Notifications are made if turf grass needs maintenance or if noxious weeks are observed.

      Soil Maintenance:
      All areas have turf grass mulched. No testing or renovation is done.

      Fertilizer Use Practices:
      The only location where fertilization is done is the athletic fields. These receive a quick starter in the spring and slow release in the fall.

      Plant Care:
      Plantings are mulched with bark mulch. Spacing of plantings are done with mature growth in mind.

      Watering:
      Irrigation systems (in ground) are on timers. Watering is done daily, (based on rainfall) and is approximately 15 minutes/zone.

      Tree and Shrub Diseases

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      None at this time.

      Provide information on how you diagnosed the pests above.
      None at this time.

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

      If you use fungicides, describe your rationale for using them in for the pests above.
      None at this time.

      Describe or identify any alternative management or biological strategies being used or planned to be used
      None at this time.

      Insects and Related Pests

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      Areas are monitored daily by students and staff. Pests are reported in writing to IPM Coordinator.

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      Samples are turned over to pest control contractor for identification and possible treatment options.

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures you have taken to manage the pests above.
      Searches made for nest, which are destroyed. Food sources (trash cans/dumpsters) are cleaned or eliminated. All openings where nests could be built are sealed.

      If you use insecticides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      None used.

      Describe or identify any alternative management or biological strategies being used or planned to be used
      Mint oil is used occasionally to disrupt scent trail.

      Weeds
      Crabgrass

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      Grounds staff monitor areas weekly.

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      Samples forwarded to pest control contractor or contractor observes weeds and advises.

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.
      Over seeding if in turf grass, physical removal if in landscape.

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

      Describe or identify any alternative management or biological strategies being used or planned to be used
      None at this time.

      OUTDOOR MANAGEMENT PLAN

      The following areas are priority areas for maintenance: Only areas where pesticides applied (mosquito control) in football field at Stoughton High School complex.

      Cultural Practices

      OUTDOOR GROUNDS GENERAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

      Waste Disposal (trash containers and dumpsters):

      Local containers emptied 2-3 times a week. Dumpsters and compactors are emptied by contractor twice a week. Dumpster/compactors removed and cleaned quarterly.

      Light Management:
      None. Concerns are safety and security

      Excess Water Prevention:
      Stagnant water swept/pushed away. All trash receptacles have holes for drainage, low areas in turf/ground filled.

      Noxious Weed Management:
      Areas are monitored and if found our contractor is notified.

      Playgrounds (if applicable):
      Playgrounds use wood fibers not sand. All cracks, crevices, holes filled with expanding foam. Barrels emptied and washed regularly.

      Nuisance weeds in pavement:
      All pavement surfaces are crack sealed annually.

      Storage Sheds (If applicable):
      Storage shed/containers are check on a regular basis by our pest control contractor. Any issues (holes/openings/cracks) are repaired.

      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.
      Areas monitored daily students, athletes and staff.

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      Sample provided to pest control contractor for identification.

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures you have taken to manage the pests above.
      Removing/destroying nests, removing food sources, sealing all holes/cracks to prevent nesting.

      If you use insecticides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      None at this time

      Pesticide
      Product
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA Registration
      Number
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use
      Advion Ant Gel Indoxacarb 100-1498 ants nuisance control
      Contrac with Lumitrack Bromodiolone 12455-133 rodents public health
      Delta Dust Deltamethrin 432-772 varied public health
      First Strike Soft Bait Rodenticide Difethialone 7173-258 rodents public health
      PT Wasp Freeze Phenothrin/allethrin 499-362 stinging insects public health
      Suspend SC Deltamethrin 432-763 varied insects public health
      Talstar P Bifenthrin 279-3206 varied insects public health
      Tempo 1% dust Cyfluthrin 432-1373 stinging insects public health
      Essentria IC3 Plant Oils 25B varied insects public health
      Essentria D Plant Oils 25B varied insects public health
      EcoExempt Jet Plant Oils 25B stinging insects public health
      Eco Via EC Plant Oils 25b Varied insects public health
      Recruit IV Noviflumuron 62719-453 Termites When active termites present
      Altosid XR extended residual briquets methoprene 2724-421 mosquitoes NCMC
      Anvil 10 + 10 ULV sumithrin 102116888329 mosquitoes NCMC
      Aquabac bacillus thuringiensis 62637-3 mosquitoes NCMC
      Merit imidacloprid 3125-451 mosquitoes NCMC
      Duet Dual Action prallethrin, sumithrin, piperonyl butoxide 1021-1795-8329 mosquitoes NCMC
      Mavrik Parimeter tau-fluvalinate 2724-478 mosquitoes NCMC
      Zenivex Etofenprox 2724-791 mosquitoes NCMC

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

      Weeds
      Noxious weeds noticed on the school grounds

      Poison Ivy

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      Students/staff monitor areas daily. If any found, pest report forwarded.

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      Sample provided to pest control contractor or contractor does site visit.

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.
      In small amounts and in areas close to buildings, boiling water has proven successful.

      If you use herbicides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      If area where problem exists is large or inaccessible to boiling water, herbicides may be used.

      Pesticide
      Product
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA Registration
      Number
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use
      Lesco Prosecutor Glyphosate 228-366-10404 Poison Ivy Protection of students and staff
      Round Up Glyphosate isoproplylamine salt 524-475 Plants Convenience & Low Hazard

    • 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. 
    • Herbicide Use is documented in the STANDARD WRITTEN NOTIFICATION FORM


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of Stoughton High 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, Joel Harding has assigned committee memberJoel Harding 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, Joel Harding has assigned committee memberJoel Harding 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 Stoughton High 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
      Eco Via EC Plant Oils 25b Varied insects public health
      PT Wasp Freeze Phenothrin/allethrin 499-362 stinging insects public health
      Delta Dust Deltamethrin 432-772 varied public health
      Anvil 10+10 ULV Sumithrin 1021-1688-8329 Mosquito Prevent WEst Nile & EEE
      Anvil 10 + 10 ULV sumithrin 102116888329 mosquitoes NCMC
      First Strike Soft Bait Rodenticide Difethialone 7173-258 rodents public health
      Aquabac bacillus thuringiensis 62637-3 mosquitoes NCMC
      Recruit IV Noviflumuron 62719-453 Termites When active termites present
      Suspend SC Deltamethrin 432-763 varied insects public health
      Talstar P Bifenthrin 279-3206 varied insects public health
      Altosid XR extended residual briquets methoprene 2724-421 mosquitoes NCMC
      Merit imidacloprid 3125-451 mosquitoes NCMC
      Tempo 1% dust Cyfluthrin 432-1373 stinging insects public health
      Essentria IC3 Plant Oils 25B varied insects public health
      Essentria D Plant Oils 25B varied insects public health
      EcoExempt Jet Plant Oils 25B stinging insects public health
      Advion Ant Gel Indoxacarb 100-1498 ants nuisance control
      Contrac with Lumitrack Bromodiolone 12455-133 rodents public health
      Duet Dual Action prallethrin, sumithrin, piperonyl butoxide 1021-1795-8329 mosquitoes NCMC
      Mavrik Parimeter tau-fluvalinate 2724-478 mosquitoes NCMC
      Zenivex Etofenprox 2724-791 mosquitoes NCMC
      Lesco Prosecutor Glyphosate 228-366-10404 Poison Ivy Protection of students and staff
      Round Up Glyphosate isoproplylamine salt 524-475 Plants Convenience & Low Hazard


    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: 11/7/2007 8:51:00 AM
    Plan updated by Stoughton High School on: 10/23/2017 8:30:00 AM