Integrated Pest Management in Multifamily Housing

The IPM in Multi-Family Housing course is designed to help a property managers, implement a comprehensive integrated pest management (IPM) program by bringing the stakeholders, especially resident leaders, together to develop the skills and practices needed to effectively eliminate pests such as cockroaches and rodents from multi-family housing.

The target audiences for the course are resident leaders and staff with a common property manager who want to more effective pest control through integrated pest management (IPM). The course requires the active participation of the pest control operator / pest management professional as well as property maintenance and resident support services.

The following organizations developed the course based on existing materials from NCHH, Boston University and Rivard's IPM Resources.

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control (pending)
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture's Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (USDA - CSREES)
  • National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH)
  • National Pest Management Association (NPMA)
  • Regional IPM Centers with the Northeastern IPM Center as the lead Pennsylvania IPM Program

For details, contact Susan Aceti. For more information on the training, see www.stoppests.org. Funding from HUD, EPA, USDA and CDC has made this training possible.

Course Information

Typical Agenda


Learning Objectives:

  •  Teach peers to do their part to implement integrated pest management
  •  Identify potential violations of law, policy or contract and report it to proper person at housing authority.
  •  Identify resources to resolve problems.

Who Should Attend:
 Property Management staff, residents, pest control operators, property owners, maintenance staff, and resident services staff


Course Materials - For Students


Expectations - For Property Managers Preparing for Training

Available CEUs:  
  • This program has been approved by the Building Performance Institute for a total of 4 BPI continuing education units
  • This program has been approved by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry for a total of 7.5 NARI continuing education units

Additional Resources

Training Initiative: Integrated Pest Management in Affordable Housing (Resources and Case Studies)

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