Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management (IPM), the methodology used in all University of Michigan (U-M) buildings, is an ecological approach to pest management.  All available techniques are used to reduce pest populations to acceptable levels while minimizing the potential impact of pesticides upon people and the environment.  Pests are defined as any unwanted insect, rodent, nematode, fungus, weed, or other animal, plant, or microorganism.

If you encounter a pest problem, contact the Maintenance Call Center at (734) 647-2059.

If you use a non-UM pest control company, contact the Plant Building Services Pest Management Team at (734) 647-1144 to coordinate pest management efforts between Plant Building Services Pest Management Team and the non-UM pest control company.

NOTE: The non-UM pest control company must be licensed through the State of Michigan.

Standard Operating Procedures, Guidelines, and Manuals

Medical Surveillance Program

All pesticide applicators using cholinesterase inhibiting pesticide products in their work environment have a Medical Surveillance Program available and are encouraged to use it.  To use the Medical Surveillance Program, you will need to:

  1. Have a baseline blood sample collected
  2. Have additional blood samples collected within 48 hours after applying organophosphate or carbamate containing pesticides

All blood samples will be collected at the Occupational Health Services (OHS) clinic.  The baseline blood sample will be taken upon appointment.  Blood samples collected after applying organophosphate or carbamate containing pesticides can be done as a walk-in patient.

NOTE: You must Complete the Cholinesterase Testing Referral Form for University of Michigan Employees on a Walk-In Basis PRIOR to visiting the OHS clinic.