The University of Dallas Facilities Department follows Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and regulatory guidelines set by the EPA, TCEQ, and the Texas Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Board.
The Facilities staff of the university are not licensed pest control applicators; as such we cannot treat your room, office, kitchen, lab. The Facilities Department maintains pest control contracts with the following companies:
These contractors are licensed by the State of Texas and may legally apply pesticides, herbicides, bait and set trap devices.
Applications of aerosols / gas, or particulate pesticides CANNOT be accomplished while the room/area is occupied. To do so is a violation of State, and EPA/OSHA regulation. If the pest problem in the area is significant, a time and date will need to be arranged in order to treat the area while it is unoccupied.
The State of Texas requires that pest control applicators give 48 hours advance notice of their intent to treat an area. Here on campus, since we know that we will receive pest control service every Tuesday around noon, a work request shall serve as notice of intent to treat. Requests for immediate treatment require that the requester sign a waiver negating the advance notification.
State IPM regulations also require that the campus be notified prior to the broadcasting of pesticides and herbicides outdoors. A notice shall be submitted 48 business hours in advance by email to "udlist" on the campus email system.
SB Hall, and Cardinal Farrell Hall are LEED's buildings. LEEDs is the acronym for: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is a ratings designation by the US Green Buildings Council. LEEDs buildings are certified for energy, and environmental efficiency. They must maintain compliance to some very unique requirements.
There are certain types of pest control that must be practiced in a LEEDs building. They go beyond State IPM regulations. Basically pest control in a LEEDs building requires;
Arrow Exterminators will be our pest control contractor for LEED's buildings.
In response to the emergence of mosquito-borne diseases such as, "West Nile Virus", and "Zika" the Facilities Department schedules Arrow Exterminators to treat the pond located on the NE corner of campus at Vilfordi Walkway with Altosid Pellets,.
We also have monthly mosquito fogger treatments to different areas of campus. Emails announcing the next locations for treatment will be delivered at least 48 hours in advance of treatment.. Once announced: please do not walk in those areas during the scheduled treatment times. The chemical being used (Temprid) poses a slight chance of causing respiratory discomfort.
Safety Data Sheet information on Altosid & Temprid may be obtained by contacting Facilities at extension 5296, or by accessing the MSDSonline® link on our Facilities Resources page. Please remember to avoid standing pools of untreated water in the mornings and at dusk for the remainder of the spring & summer seasons.
Our campus is located close to the LB Houston Nature Trails, a dense wooded area to the north of campus. Many creatures wander on to our campus. If you see animals such as bobcats, armadillos, skunks, opossums, foxes, or snakes please report it to Facilities. Do not attempt to feed, pet, or antagonize these animals. Stray dogs or cats on campus may also be reported to Facilities or CSO. If you notice an animal in a trap, please notify Facilities so that city animal control may be contacted. Dead animals on campus should also be reported to Facilities.
If you have a pest control issue, please submit a work request at least 48 business hours in advance of each Tuesday. All work requests submitted for pests in buildings & residential halls are issued to the Arrow Exterminators pest control technician for treatment. If you notice pests still inhabiting the area after treatment, please submit a new work request.
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