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Asthma, Pests, and Pesticides

Asthma is a long-term condition causing inflammation of the lungs' airways, which leads to wheezing, coughing, difficulty breathing and other symptoms.

Got Bed Bugs? Eliminate Bed Bugs with IPM

Bed bugs are making a comeback in apartment buildings, dorm rooms, hotels, hospitals, and homes.

Got Head Lice? Eliminate Head Lice with IPM

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, head lice affect 6 to 12 million children between the ages of 3 and 11 every year.

Got Roaches? Eliminate Roaches with IPM

Tips on how to eliminate cockroaches using Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

Got Pest Problems? Eliminate Household Pests with IPM

Common pests and pesticides can cause health problems. Weeds, cockroaches, and rodents, as well as the chemicals we use to control them, can trigger allergies and/or asthma by contaminating our air.

Is There a Mouse in the House? Eliminate Mice with IPM

Explains how to identify, prevent, and control mice using IPM (integrated pest management).


Enjoy our IPM audios, a wide range of subjects are available as podcasts for you to download for free.

Preventing and Getting Rid of Bed Bugs Safely

PDF document, 971.7 KB

Bed bug infestations are increasingly common in our cities. There are steps that can be taken to prevent bed bugs from infesting your home. When bed bugs are present, they can be safely controlled.

There are Bed Bugs in My Office – Now What?!?

PDF document, 126.0 KB

Guide for bed bug identification and control.

Common Pest Species of Ants

A pictorial key and guide to identifying 21 ant species in North America.

Common pest species of ants

PDF document, 176.9 KB

A pictorial key and guide to identifying 21 ant species in North America

Web Shorts

Within this section, you will find PowerPoint presentations about IPM and other educational materials.

Public Health -IPM

People often want a “silver bullet” approach when it comes to infectious and communicable diseases, one magic pill to cure ills. However, we live in a complex world that requires a multi-faceted approach to prevent or mitigate infectious diseases. And just like your favorite Pennsylvania autumn outfit, the best public health policies are layered. This has never been more obvious than during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.