Integrated Pest Management

Effective: Monday, September 20, 2021

Last Revised:

Responsible University Administrator: Vice Chancellor, Business & Finance

Responsible University Office: Facilities Maintenance & Operations

Policy Contact: Service Desk


This policy applies to all University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) faculty, staff, students, and vendors.

Policy Statement

It is the policy of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) to implement Integrated Pest Management (IPM) procedures to control structural and landscape pests and minimize pesticide exposure to faculty, staff, and students.

The responsibility of complying with this policy rests with the individual departments, faculty, staff, students, and contractors. If any entity is observed in violation of this policy, they will be required to remedy the situation.

Reason for Policy

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices.

 IPM policy will ensure compliance with laws and regulations and keep management accountable for their work’s effects on people’s health and the environment.

The policy will also reflect the university’s approach towards environmental stewardship and provide a consistent policy across UNL departments.


All pest control issues should be forwarded to the Service Desk at 402.472.1550. UNL prohibits the use of non-approved pesticide within the campus premises by our faculty, staff, students, and contractors.


Integrated Pest Management (IPM): a process for achieving long-term, environmentally sound pest suppression using a variety of management practices. These practices include, but are not limited to, structural and procedural modifications that reduce pest access, food, moisture, and harborage within the building environment.

Pests: living organisms (animals, plants or microorganisms) that interfere with human uses for UNL facilities and grounds.

Pesticide: any chemical used to repel or kill a pest organism.

Nonapproved Pesticide: pesticide that is not labeled for the targeted pest.

Additional Contacts

Integrated Pest Management Manager -



  • This policy was updated in August 2021.