The California Healthy Housing Coalitions strongly encourages the use of IPM as a safer and more effective approach to pest management, particularly in multifamily housing. IPM has proven to be an effective, long-term solution to pest problems while reducing exposure to pesticides. The three videos presented here make the case for landlords and property managers to adopt an IPM approach at their properties by describing what IPM is, what its benefits are, and how to transition a property to IPM.  Additional resources are available below.

IPM Resources

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

IPM basics (includes links to approaching bed bugs)
IPM brochure

Massachusetts Dept. of Agricultural Resources – Pesticide Bureau

IPM kit for building managers

New York City Department of Health

Guidelines for hiring pest management professionals

Asthma Regional Council of New England

IPM resources
IPM toolkit for affordable housing managers

UCSF – California Childcare Health Program

Guidelines for hiring pest management professionals (designed for childcare facilities, but adaptable to housing)