Pest and Pesticide Information for Building Owners, Managers, Supers and Workers

Traditional pest control methods, such as routine spraying of chemical pesticides, do not get at the root of the pest problem. A safer and more effective pest control method known as Integrated Pest Management (IPM) targets the underlying causes of pest problems, provides more long lasting pest control, improves building conditions and is safer for residents and pets. If you’re a home owner or resident looking for pest control guidance, visit Pest and Pesticide Information for Residents. Business owners can read Pest Control for Restaurants (PDF) or Pest Control for Childcare (PDF).

Using IPM in your building can provide long-term effective pest control, prevent pest-related damage to buildings, improve building and air quality and reduce resident complaints. It is also consistent with good building management and can save time and money in the long run. Implementing IPM can:
  • Reduce the presence of asthma triggers like cockroaches, mice, and chemical pesticides
  • Reduce the presence of pest allergens
  • Provide long-term effective pest control
  • Improve building quality
  • Prevent pest-related damage to building components
  • Increase tenant satisfaction

IPM Toolkit

The Integrated Pest Management Toolkit for Building Owners, Managers and Staff (PDF) is designed to support building-wide implementation of IPM. The toolkit includes the following fact sheets:

Training Opportunities

Brochures and Resources

Information for Business Owners

Call 311 and ask for the 'Healthy Homes Program' for more information about training resources and technical assistance.