Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management

January 28, 2014

The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program at UCLA uses a comprehensive pest management strategy that strives to find the best pest control solution with minimum impact on human health and the environment, while educating the UCLA campus community on how to limit and prevent unnecessary pest problems. 

Pests seek habitats that satisfy basic needs such as food, water and shelter. A successful program depends on the client and campus pest control staff working together to establish an environment that limits harborage areas, points of entry and conditions that attract pests.

  • IPM is based upon regular inspections, accurate identification of pests and of the specific area actually infested
  • IPM prevents pest problems by eliminating pest habitat, and access to food, water and other essential needs
  • IPM requires that you decide when the pest has become intolerable; zero tolerance may not be necessary for every pest
  • IPM responds to pest problems with mechanical, physical and biological controls, and resorts to chemical controls last
  • IPM requires an evaluation of the toxicity and exposure potential associated with any pesticide to assure that the alternative used has the lowest toxicity and lowest risk for unwanted exposure

For a pest-related medical emergency, call 911 from a campus phone or (310) 825-1491 from a cell or public phone.

To Report a Pest Infestation in Your Area:
Contact the Facilities Management (FM) Trouble Desk by completing a Trouble Call Ticket online or by calling (310) 825-9236

EH&S Environmental Health Program Manager
Email: | Phone: (310) 794-5399 | Fax: (310) 825-7076


501 Westwood Plaza, 4th Floor
Box 951605 | Mail Code: 160508
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1605