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Pest Control

Find pest control assistance and information for UC San Diego facilities.

New Pest Policy Alert

The UC Presidential Policy on Integrated Pest Management that goes into effect Wednesday, March 13, 2024 and must be fully implemented by September 13, 2025. Please visit the new Presidential Policy on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for more details on the scope and upcoming implementation proccess.
Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) handles pest control services for UC San Diego facilities. Need help with pests? Request pest control services.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

The EH&S Pest Management team uses an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to determine if treatment is needed.

IPM employs physical, mechanical, cultural, biological, and educational methods to limit pest problems. The least toxic chemical pesticides are used only as a last resort.

General pest information

How to get rid of indoor pests

Wildlife at UC San Diego



  • Indoor pests
  • Outdoor pests
    • Facilities Management Service Referral Desk, (858) 534-2930
  • Urgent after-hours pest situations:
    • Campus Police, (858) 534-4357
      (Examples of urgent situations include rattlesnake or swarm of bees indoors)
  • San Diego County Wildlife Services: 1-800-486-0010
  • Project Wildlife:  (619) 299-7012
  • Injured/orphaned or help with nuisance wildlife: (619) 299-7012
  • Live/Injured Marine Life (SeaWorld):  1-800 541-7325
  • Dead Marine Animal Response: (858) 546-7162
  • Fun for Animals Wildlife Resource Center: (760) 789-2324
  • Injured Hawk or Owl Guidance:  (619) 985-9686
  • Report a Wildlife Crime:  1-844-397-8477
For more information, contact, (858) 534-4534.
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