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Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Affordable Housing

Office of Pesticide Programs

Geographic location or area of activity:    Nationwide

Description of activity:  EPA works closely with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the National Center for Healthy Housing to promote effective and environmentally sound pest management practices in low income housing.  According to HUD, more than half of the residents in public housing and Section 8 properties report having problems with rodents and insects indoors.  By promoting a holistic approach to pest management that identifies and attempts to eliminate conditions that lead to infestations, rather than relying exclusively on chemical controls, we are helping the affordable housing community achieve effective and sustainable pest management that minimizes residents' exposure to pests and pesticides. In FY 2007, accomplishments included:

Interagency partners:  U.S. Centers for Disease Control, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), EPA's Office of Air and Radiation, EPA's Regions 1 and 5, EPA's Office of Children's Health Protection

Local partners: American Lung Association, National Safety Council, National Center for Healthy Housing

Activity URL: http://www.healthyhomestraining.org/ipm/index.htm

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