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Integrated Pest Management Plan

Pests are populations of living organism (animals, plants, or microorganism) that damage property or interfere with the aesthetics or use of University facilities for human purposes.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) establishes a sustainable approach to managing pests by combining biological, cultural, physical and chemical tools in a way that minimizes economic, health and environmental risks.

The University of Richmond has adopted an Integrated Pest Management Plan for the landscape and grounds the University manages. The plan outlines procedures to be followed to protect the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors from pest and pesticide hazards. The plan is designed to voluntarily comply with policies and regulations promulgated by the Department of Agriculture for public buildings and university facilities.

If you have any questions, please contact Paul Sandman at (804) 289-8321.

Pest Management Update

From August 1 through August 31, 2017, as weather permits, licensed University of Richmond Landscape Department staff will be applying weed and pest control products to campus turf areas, walkways, mulch beds and Westhampton Lake for algae control as needed, in accordance with the University's Pest Management Plan.