StopPests in Housing Program: Better Management of Pests in Housing
In addition to supporting numerous research and outreach projects via Partnership Grants and working groups, the Northeastern IPM Center administers the StopPests in Housing Program, aimed at promoting sustainable and cost-effective pest control in affordable housing but broadly applicable to anybody contending with pest concerns in the built environment.
While the Center is generally charged with a regional purview, StopPests has long functioned as a separate program with a national scope.
Funded via an interagency agreement between the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), StopPests provides resources, consultation, and free on-site training to HUD-supported properties on how to use integrated pest management for anyone who works or lives in affordable housing.
Center staff have contributed extensive expertise to the program, organizing trainings, participating in conferences, and playing a key role in the development and ongoing evolution of the program.
Practical Knowledge for Public Benefit
As part of its efforts to disseminate practical knowledge, StopPests maintains a robust web presence comprising a website, blog, and various social media channels.
In addition to discussing pest-specific solutions, these online resources provide recordings of recent webinars hosted by StopPests and featuring academic and industry pest control experts, along with timely discussions of pest control challenges facing—and solutions available to—homeowners, landlords, housing managers, and residents of multifamily housing.
To learn about better ways to handle pest concerns at home, visit the StopPests website at www.stoppests.org, read the blog at stoppests.typepad.com, or follow us on social media at facebook.com/StopPests or twitter.com/StopPests.