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Preventing Pest Infestations

Explore the links on this page for tips on preventing pest control problems.


You can prevent most pest infestations with these simple tips:

  • Snake alert — How to avoid snake encounters. Learn strategies for snake-proofing yards and buildings and snakebite first aid.


If you've already got an infestation, use these tips to get rid of the pest problem.


  • HDH Residential Housing (HDHfixit) ticket system, or Customer Service Center (858) 534-2600.
  • Emergencies
    • Environment, Health & Safety:
      (858) 534-4534 weekdays, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Campus Police: (858) 534-4357 after business hours
  • Non-emergencies (Typical response time: one working day)
  • Thornton Facilities (Moore’s Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Center & Thornton Hospital)
    • (858) 657-6400, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays
  • Hillcrest Facilities Engineering
    • (619) 543-6454, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays
For more information, contact EH&S Pest Management, (858) 534-4534.
Notice: Environment, Health & Safety does not provide pest control advice or help to individuals or agencies outside UC San Diego. Area residents should contact their local animal control agency or exterminator for assistance.