Integrated Pest Management at University Park
Integrated Pest Management is a stepwise approach to pest management that combines accurate knowledge of the pest and level of potential harm with multiple tactics to prevent, reduce or eliminate pests. The emphasis is on using non-chemical means to address pest problems first, with an emphasis on preventing pest conducive conditions.
At the University Park Campus, an Integrated Pest Management Committee has been formed to address pest issues inside our buildings. The committee meets on a regular basis to address emerging and on-going pest problems. While we have been active since 2009, in 2015 we formalized this approach to pest management in theIntegrated Pest Management Plan.
If pesticides are to be applied that are other than the least toxic, as defined in the Integrated Pest Management Plan, then notification to personnel in the building is required. The document Pesticide Application Notification provides information on this process.