Pest Prevention By Design Caroline Cox, Dion Lerman, Allison Taisey Pest Prevention By Design Project led by Chris Geiger, SFE Integrated Pest Management & Green Purchasing Program Funding provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Alice Griffith Public Housing, San Francisco 25% Asthma 38% Mold 44% Roaches 48% are children 18% Rodents San Francisco’s IPM ordinance 100 80 60 40 20 0 1996 Current Municipal pesticide use decreased quickly after IPM ordinance passed in 1996. Further reductions have been slower. PPBD Technical Advisory Committee Name Allison Taisey, Ph.D Organization Sector Academic/ Cornell Univ. Extension Extension Arthur Slater Bobby Corrigan, Ph.D Slater Pest Control Pest Control Industry Corrigan Consulting Consultant Brad Guy Material Reuse Architect Darren Van Steenwyk Pest Control Clark Pest Control Industry PA IPM Program, Penn Academic/ Dion Lerman State University Extension Alameda Co. Lead Doug Henderson Prevention Program Government Greg Axten American Geotechnical Inc. Jim Fredericks, Ph.D National Pest Pest Control Management Association Industry Jody GangloffKaufmann, Ph.D New York State IPM Program John Cahill Kathy Seikel Lee Tanner Leo Saylor Cahill Inspection Services US EPA - Childrens Health US EPA – Office of Pesticide Programs Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Name Luis Agurto, Jr. Organization Pestec PA IPM Program, Penn State Lyn Garling University Univ. of Calif., Margaret Hurlbert Berkeley SFE – Green Mark Palmer Building Program Univ. of Calif. Mary Louise Flint, Statewide IPM Ph.D Program Sector Pest Control Industry Academic/ Extension Facility manager Government Academic/ Extension Megan White WebCor Builders Construction Michael Merchant, Texas A&M AgriLife Academic/ Ph.D Extension Extension Nita Davidson, Ph.D California Dept. of Pesticide Regulation Government Paul Romano New Jersey Institute of Technology Architect Academic/ Extension Richard Estrada Pest Control ATCO Pest Control Industry Inspector Sraddha Mehta Engineer Government Tara M. Cahn Thomas Green, Government Ph.D Public Housing Vernard Lewis, Maintenance Ph.D SFE - Environmental Justice Program Government Tara Cahn Architecture Architect IPM Institute of North America Consultant Univ. of Calif., Academic/ Berkeley Extension http://www.sfenvironment.org/download/pest-preventionby-design-guidelines Foundations – examples Clearance between foundation and soil Sealing around utilities Curtain walls Siding- example Caulks and sealants Exterior Lighting-example Motion Sensing Light Fixtures Gutters and Downspouts – examples Rodent guards More rodent guards Exterior Bird-proofing - examples Sloped window sills Bird “stops” Landscaping - example Avoid ivy and honeysuckle Floors -example Drains with removable covers Doors - example Door bottoms and sweeps Self closing doors Windows - example Screens and weather-stripping Bathrooms - example Escutcheons Kitchens - example Smooth cabinet doors Refuse and Recycling - example Design for easy cleaning Miscellaneous - example Design for easy inspection [email protected] CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH 2201 Broadway, Suite 302 Oakland, CA 94612 Tel: 510-655-3900 www.ceh.org Scientific Coalition on Pest Exclusion (SCOPE) www.pestexclusion.org CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH 2201 Broadway, Suite 302 Oakland, CA 94612 Tel: 510-655-3900 www.ceh.org Discussion questions 1. 2. What design/construction tactics have you used to successfully prevent pest problems? We’d like your ideas about what should be added to these guidelines. One of our next steps is to add these guidelines to the LEED green building standards. What thoughts do you have about that approach? More discussion questions 1. 2. 3. 4. Where do you go to learn how to do home repairs? Where would you go to purchase the materials you saw today? Do you discuss pest management with your building/renovation contractors? What do you think would drive demand for pest-proofing during the design phase of building?