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Urban Integrated Pest Management (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.

IPM for your Home & Garden

IPM for Commercial Landscapes

IPM for Structural & Industrial Settings


'Pests in the Urban Landscape' Blog
  • A kitchen food waste bin. Photo by Lauren Fordyce, UC IPM.
    Maggots in your food waste bin?

    Indoor food waste bins (also known as kitchen bins or compost bins) have become a popular addition to Californian homes. They are a great way to collect food scraps and divert food waste from landfills, but they can sometimes attract pest insects like...

    By Lauren Fordyce
    Author - Urban and Community IPM Educator