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					Pest Control
Pests in University buildings can be disruptive to normal operations and, in some cases,
present a health and safety hazard to the occupants. To clarify steps to be taken for pest
control, the following information is provided.


For pest infestations such as insects (ants, cockroaches, etc.) and pests behind walls or
above ceilings that cannot be seen, contact your area services shop and report the
problem. The University's pest control vendor checks the complaint log on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday, and will decide on the most appropriate course of action, which
may include spraying, baiting or trapping.


Some pest problems require immediate action. This includes flying pests (birds, bats) in
buildings and/or rodents (such as squirrels, chipmunks, etc.) which are interfering with
normal operations. These problems should first be referred to the Office of Physical
Plant: Patsy DelBaggio (office: 865-4372; cell: 777-4622), or in his absence, Bob
Yearick (office: 865-6181; cell 777-6181) who will attempt to resolve the problem. Note
that Patsy and Bob work from 5:30am to 1:30pm.

If neither of these individuals can be contacted and the problem requires immediate
action, or if the animal appears to be acting in a strange manner suggesting illness or
injury, contact University Police at 863-1111. Be aware that University Police may
determine that it is necessary to destroy the animal to remove it from the building.

The University's pest control vendor will also respond to emergencies within 3 hours of
being contacted. They may be summoned by contacting the OPP Work Reception Center
at 865-4731. In Dining Commons and Residence Halls, similar procedures should be
followed; contact the area Housing Manager who will in turn contact the pest control
vendor. Emergencies should be referred to University Police. At non-University Park
locations, contact the Business Office for assistance with pest problems.

To help prevent pests from entering buildings, please be sure to close all windows and
doors at the end of the workday, regardless of the outdoor temperature. Most birds, bats
and rodents enter buildings through open windows or doors.