Resource: Alliance for Healthy Homes IPM Policy Paper

The Alliance for Healthy Homes has authored a paper on integrated pest management (IPM) titled, IPM Policy Options for Residential Real Estate. IPM is a set of basic property maintenance and repair practices designed to prevent and eliminate habitat for rodents and insects, as well as the targeted use of lower-toxicity substances. The paper was commissioned by the New England Asthma Regional Council (ARC) and the Boston Public Health Commission for the Healthy Pest Free Housing Initiative, which works with housing, health, advocacy, and academic institutions to reduce pest infestation and pesticide use in public housing in Boston. The paper reviews the policies that already exist and discusses promising potential housing-centered IPM policies.

To access the full text of the paper, visit //www.afhh.org/dah/dah_pesticides_IPM_Policy_Options.pdf.
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