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How to Handle Indoor Pests

Find out how to get help with your pest problems.

Reporting urgent, pest-related situations


  • Rattlesnake indoors
  • Swarm of bees indoors


  • Weekdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Call Environment, Health & Safety:
    (858) 534-4534
  • Weekends, holidays, and after-business hours
    Call Campus Police:
    (858) 534-4357
  • HDH Residential Housing (HDHfixit) ticket system, or Customer Service Center (858) 534-2600.

Getting rid of pests yourself

Follow these instructions to handle the problem yourself:

Requesting indoor pest control assistance

Examples of routine situations:

  • Repetitive ant invasions
  • Rats and/ or mice indoors

EH&S Pest Management Services will contact you within 1 working day to inspect your area or to schedule an inspection. If you are not contacted within 3 working days, call (858) 534-4534.

To request pest services for campus and SIO facilities, use 1 of the options below:

To request pest services for UC San Diego Health facilities, contact the Healthcare Safety Office.

Note: If residential housing rooms require pest management services, occupants must coordinate with Residential Life to read and sign a disclosure form before EH&S can treat the occupant's room.

For more information, contact 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.