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Resources for Pest Management

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Residents of Single- and Muli-Family Housing

Resources from EPA:

  • Using Pesticides Safely
  • Antimicrobial Pesticide Products
  • Citizen's Guide to Pest Control and Pesticide Safety (PDF) (53 pp, 4.1 MB, About PDF)
  • Asthma, Cockroaches, and Other Pests
  • Controlling Rodents
  • Rodenticides
  • EPA Consumer Labeling Initiative
  • Urban IPM Summit: June 2007 meeting summary and PowerPoint presentations Exit EPA disclaimer - The Urban IPM Summit, held in Jun, 2007, was co-sponsored by the EPA's Office of Pesticide programs and the Office of Radiation and Indoor Air in partnership witht the Northeast Regionla Integrated Pest Management Center at Cornenll University. It featured five national experts who were invited to Washington DC to talk about the importance of promoting safer, more effecitve pest management practices in urban settings.
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    Housing Managers

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):

    National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH):

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

    Boston IPM Guide for Managers and Owners of Affordable Housing Exit EPA disclaimer


  • IPM in Multi-family Housing Training Exit EPA disclaimer - this training is offered by the National Healthy Homes Training Center through a network of partners serving public health and housing officials nationwide.

  • New England Asthma Regional Council:Exit EPA disclaimer guidance, educational kits, links, and more can be found on this page
  • Urban Rodent Survey Guide (PDF) (35 pp, 626k, About PDF) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Videos to teach residents about IPM Exit EPA disclaimer, including an American Lung Association cockroach and asthma video, from the National Center for Healthy Housing
  • Finding an IPM-savvy Pest Management Professional Exit EPA disclaimer - this Web site provides information on three certification programs for IPM providers - Quality Pro Green, Green Shield Certified, and Eco-Wise. Certain government programs, including HUD's Mark-to-Market Green Incentive Pilot, require property managers to obtain pest management services from pest management professionals certified through one of these programs.
  • IPM in Housing Case Studies Exit EPA disclaimer - a series of case studies developed by the National Center for Healthy Housing to highlight essential information on IPM in affordable housing.
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    IPM in Childcare

  • Report from a National Survey of Pesticide Use in Childcare (PDF) (6 pp, 117k, About PDF) Exit EPA disclaimer - for this study, researchers took a survey of American childcare centers to determine the nature of pesticide use at these centers. The results show that there is the potential for children to be exposed to pesticides in childcare centers.
  • IPM STAR Exit EPA disclaimer. The IPM Star Certification Program recognizes and rewards IPM practitioners who meet a high standard for IPM in schools, childcare centers and school-age programs. The program provides incentives for everyone to reduce pest and pesticide risks to health and the environment.
  • EPA Play it Safe Campaign - this campaign was launched in 2007 to raise awareness about poisoning prevention, pesticide safety and integrated pest management to Head Start staff and families. The suite of materials comprising this campaign includes three items for parents, available in English and Spanish, and two items for Head Start staff. While designed with the Head Start program in mind, these campaign outreach materials are equally useful for child care providers and families not affiliated with Head Start. Esta página Web está disponible en español.
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    Outreach Materials for Head Start and other child care staff:

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