SUNY Geneseo implements a fully Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program for control of pests on its campus. "Pests" can include mice, ants, bees, bats, weeds and even squirrels.
The major emphasis of an IPM Program is to eliminate or minimize to the extent practicable, the occurrences or practices that attract or maintain the pests.
IPM practices that can be implemented by all campus personnel:
The use of chemical pesticides is also an element of the campus IPM program. When chemical pesticides are used, all related activities are conducted in compliance with the Campus Pesticide Use Policy.