"Pest Control" is the system used to reduce or eliminate pests from the office or building environment and enhance the safety of our building occupants. SUNY New Paltz practices Integrated Pest Management and it is our goal to achieve long-term, environmentally sound pest suppression through the use of a wide variety of technological advances and management practices. SUNY New Paltz manages pests in order to reduce potential human health risks, reduce significant threats to public safety, reduce the loss or damage of University property, reduce the potential of pests from spreading into the community and to enhance the quality of life for the campus community.
Integrated Pest Management:
Integrated Pest Management is a method of accomplishing pest control through a planned program for long-term pest suppression with an emphasis on structural, behavioral, and physical modifications to reduce sources of food, water, and harborage for pests and a reliance on chemicals only as a last resort when other non-chemical means have not proven sufficient.