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IPM for Residents

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a pest control plan that uses alternative methods to keep your home safe from pests and pesticides. It’s proven to reduce infestations, improve your quality of life, and limit your exposure to harmful chemicals. 

Key tips for clearing pests

  • Reduce food sources that attract pests 
  • Declutter your home so there’s less places for pests to hide 
  • Locate pest entrances and seal them
  • Place low toxicity traps in effective areas
  • Talk to your pest management professional and property manager when pest problems come up

Additional Resources

What You Need To Know About Pests and Pesticides To Protect Your Family’s Health

Residents that haven’t seen results from traditional pest management may turn to dangerous and illegal pesticides like Tempo, Miracle Chalk, and Tres Pasitos. Learn more about pests and pesticides so you can keep your family and neighbors safe.

Overview and Outcomes of The Healthy Pest Free Housing Initiative

Learn more about IPM and how it helps reduce pest problems by more than 50% in some developments.

Boston Housing Authority and IPM Tenant Coordination

The BHA connects trained IPM residents with other residents to understand their role in pest management. Learn more about becoming a BHA IPM tenant coordinator.

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