Tools & Factsheets

General pest management resources


Rats, mice, and other rodents

Rat IPM Plan template: Created for San Francisco’s IPM Program, 2006

Pest management in landscapes

Bay Friendly Landscaping & Gardening Guidelines:  Certification for landscapes that addresses water, pesticides, plant selection, soils, and other issues.
UC Tools for Healthy Lawns: If you must grow a lawn, this tool tells you all you need to know.

IPM for schools

School IPM Program - California Dept. of Pesticide Regulation:  Home base for the state’s implementation of the Healthy Schools Act; includes handbook, guidelines, forms, and other resources.

Model IPM plans

California Academy of Sciences IPM Plan: An excellent example of an IPM plan for a modern museum.

Information on pesticides & pesticide hazards

Pesticide Action Network  - One of the most useful online databases for quickly looking up hazards of active ingredients or pesticide products.
National Pesticide Information Retrieval Database:  Definitive databases from US EPA on registered pesticides.
Pesticides Registered in California - Database maintained by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation
EPA Pesticide Product Label System - US EPA database of pesticide product labels
Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides Fact Sheets
National Pesticide Information Center - Extensive resources on all aspects of pesticide toxicology, worker health, and exposure