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Urban IPM

We work with professionals to improve pest control through research and education in order to protect our communities and the environment.

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This website provides information about urban integrated pest management (IPM) and highlights the activities of UC ANR's urban IPM program in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Residential Home & Garden IPM

Commercial Landscape IPM

Structural Industrial IPM


'Pests in the Urban Landscape' Blog
  • Pallid bat in flight with grasshopper. (Credit: MD Tuttle)
    Bats: Friend or Foe?

    Are bats good for the environment or are they pests? How about both? Almost all of the 25 species of bats in California eat lots of flying insects during their night flights, making them an important part of the ecosystem. But when they roost in...

    By Belinda J. Messenger-Sikes
    Author - Urban IPM Writer Editor