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Integrated Pest Management

Hospital Custodial Services manages our hospital pest control program under the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM, as defined by the Environmental Protection Agency, is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that manages pests by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.

Our IPM practices include inspections, sanitation, prevention, mechanical controls and chemical controls as our last alternative. We select only New York State registered pesticides for use in the Hospital.