|Submission Date||Jan. 31, 2014|
University of Dayton
OP-9: Integrated Pest Management
Environmental Sustainability Manager
The size of the campus grounds :
The size of campus grounds that are maintained in accordance with a four-tiered IPM plan :
A brief description of the IPM plan(s) :
Pest control issues are monitored directly by campus staff and in conjunction with regional Ohio State University Extension offices. To prevent pest issues, certain plants are avoided and others are companion planted to maximize natural barriers to infestation. When pests are detected, treatment is only applied once the infestation threatens to to significantly impact campus; most issues are allowed to resolve themselves. When application of a pesticide is necessary, our Grounds department gives preference to applications which minimize risk of exposure to the community. Direct soil injections are preferred over aerosol applications, for example. Our first priority is to avoid use of synthetic chemicals, and as such, natural pest management techniques are routinely examined for efficacy.
The website URL where information about the IPM plan(s) is available:
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