Indoor Pest Control
Indoor Pest Control
The information for this section was obtained in June 1995 from Steve
Cook of Purchasing, and Kevin Stuart of Health & Safety. Additional
information on Pest Control at UW can be obtained from a recent
Pest Management. Unfortunately the issue of
Outdoor Pest Control/Herbicide Use was not addressed in the CEAR
questionnaire. Information on such issues does exist, however, in
previous years' WATgreen projects:
Pesticides Utilized: The following pesticides have
previously been used indoors on campus (within Ring Road). This data was
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) available from the UW Safety Office.
There is no cumulative handle on quantities of pesticides
used in a year. The information does exist in some form (ie. purchase
orders, contractor billings etc.) but is not readily available. This
information is kept up to date in inventory, however no specific total
has ever been calculated.
- Ficam Plus (synergized pyrethrins)
- Riddex Diazinion 500 EC Insecticide
- ULD P-3610 Liquid Airborne Spray
- Bromodiolone Rodenticide Baitpacks
- Blue Diamond MRF 2000 Paste Formula (Boric Acid)
- Mr. Roachkiller Paste (Boric Acid)
- Dursban (R) L.O. Insecticide
- P.C.Q/Rodent Cake/Di-Blox (Indondione)
Changes Made Within 5 Years: The quantities of pesticides used
have either remained stagnant or decreased in the past five years. In
the past, stronger poisons were used all at once, whereas weaker poisons
are now used periodically and only when needed.
Indoor Pests - Types and Location: At UW, the most common areas of
control are the student residences, the libraries, The Bookstore, and the
many food service areas. The following pests have been controlled.
Pest Control Costs: The costs associated with indoor pest
control vary according to the number of incidents in a year. For the
1994-95 fiscal year, both proactive and reactive services totalled
$15,000. Given no specific pest epidemics in a year, proactive services
are approximately $14,000. Again, the costs have remained pretty much
the same in the past 5 years.
- American Cockroach
- German Cockroach
- Fruit and Drain Flies
The UW Integrated Indoor Pest Management Program:
UW is considered to have an Integrated Indoor Pest Management Program.
The Program is based on the presence of both proactive and reactive
services for controlling pests.
Two professional companies are used by UW, in addition to the first line
of pest defence - UW Plant Operations. Plant Operations is contacted
immediately following a reported pest problem. The Department of
Custodial Services are in charge of maintaining a pest free environment
within campus buildings. They use both traps, over the counter products,
and preventative measures.
PCO Services Inc. have been employed by UW since 1990. PCO operates
mostly on a proactive basis with the exception of their reactive program
for Food Service Areas. This means that they
monitor campus buildings and make recommendations for pest control. No
actual spraying is used unless absolutely necessary.
Safeway Pest Control Services Inc. is the other company employed by UW.
Safeway is contacted following a spontaneous or persisting problem, with
the exception of Food Service Areas.
Regulations Governing Pest Control: The above procedures are
regulated by certain legislation and Ministries.
- The Pest Control Act
- The Ontario Pesticides Act (1988)
- The Occupational Health and Safety Act
- Ministry of Agriculture
- Region of Waterloo Health Department
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Created By:The Enviro-Base Team
Last Updated: August 9th, 1995