University of Delaware

Pest Control

Here at the University of Delaware we strive for an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management, relying on a combination of inspections, prevention and common sense practices. This is known throughout the industry as Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

Prior to performing any treatment, our Pest Control Specialists determine the extent of the pest population to indicate what, if any, treatment is necessary.  The sighting of a single pest does not necessarily indicate that control is needed.

Prevention plays a key role in the university's pest control program.  Our specialists conduct monthly inspections of the buildings on campus, physically checking public areas, kitchens, mechanical rooms, crawl spaces, pipe chases, etc., utilizing monitoring devices and eyeballing conditions.  In the case of Dining Services areas, reports are generated listing any needed improvements in sanitation practices.

After inspection and monitoring is completed and it has been determined that the threshold for treatment has been reached, our Pest Control Specialists determine the proper control method which will be both effective and safe.  All pesticides used at the University of Delaware are applied strictly according to label instructions.

Pest Control Specialists are normally on duty from 7am-5pm, Monday through Friday.  They are also available to respond to emergency problems during off-hours.

To report a pest control problem, please call 831-1141 and speak with a Help Desk service representative or submit a Fixit request.  To contact Rich Noonan, Manager for Pest Control Services, you may send an email or call 831-3628.



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