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The Coppinger Company, Inc.

Ellen Coppinger Phone: 978-251-8309

President Fax:

N. Chelmsford Website: www.thecoppingercompany.com

Hempstead MA 01863 Email: coppco@verizon.net

Service Categories: structural commercial school

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We are a Landscape-Design-Build-Maintain company that provides organic fertlization and intelligent plant management as well as a full range of landscaping services to our clients.

What is your definition of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?

Intelligent Plant Management. Improving soils and growing conditions. Right Plant- Right Place. And using the least toxic, most effective controls when necessary.

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

We monitor on a regular basis and apply controls as necessary.

How are pest problems identified?

Visual inspections.

What practices do you use to prevent and/or control pests?

Put the right plant in the right place and maintain healthy soils.

Do you use biological controls?

Yes- beneficial nematodes, compost tea, spinosad.

Do you use borates?

No.

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

Yes- for injection products only (i.e. Imicide Tree Inject).

What are the top 10 pesticides you use/sell/recommend?

Horticultural Oil, insecticide soaps, spinosad, imicide

If pesticides are used, how much are used per year of each?

1 case of imicide capsules (1 liter); 10 gallons of horticultural oil, 5 gallons of insecticidal soap, and 2 gallons of Conserve SC (Spinosad).

Does your company perform habitat modification?

We try to control invasive species to maintain native plant regimes where appropriate.

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

Yes- hand pulling invasive species.

What type of fertilizers do you use/sell/recommend?

Compost Tea (our own brew), cockadoodle doo granular, liquid humates.

What do you usually use/sell/recommend for addressing:

termites N/A

cockroaches N/A

fleas N/A

carpenter ants N/A

fire ants N/A

ants (indoor) N/A

crabgrass Corn Gluten.

dandelions Spot Spray.

other Control with burn-out, clean-up, or scythe.

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

Through follow-up inspections and discussions with our clients.

References

Please contact us with references.