Not in My Building!

The colder months are a great time of year to practice Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques to keep pests from becoming a problem.
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IPM is an economical, effective, as well as health and environmentally sensitive way to manage pests.

The focus of IPM is on pest prevention. When pests come inside, they are looking for food, water, and shelter. Removing these items can dramatically reduce and at times eliminate pest problems. Here are several steps you can take today to prevent pests from becoming a problem.

  • Keep areas clean and dry: wipe up spills and crumbs, sweep and vacuum often.
  • Keep food stored in tightly sealed containers.
  • Remove trash/garbage. Keep it outside in a tightly sealed container. Rinse out bottles/cans for recycling before putting them in the recycling bin.
  • Reduce clutter. Get rid of broken and unused items. Organize and put away items to be kept. Doing this will make it much easier to clean areas too!
  • Report to the proper personnel any cracks or holes where pests can enter the building, any evidence of pests, or a pest sighting.