Fifteen Questions on Integrated Pest Management
1. Who are the major stakeholders for a building in structural integrated pest
(a.) The on site pest control operator/technician.
(b.) On site administrative staff.
(c.) The head building engineer.
(d.) The architect of the building
(e.) The janitorial staff.
(f.) A building's occupants.
(g.) All of the above.
2. When a pest threshold level is reached, the first step an integrated pest management
provider should take is the use of a chemical control to eliminate the pest. True of False?
3. Chemical controls for pests should only be used as a last resort after all other types of
control have been attempted (habitat modification, structural repairs, source reduction)
True or False?
4. When an integrated pest management provider uses monitoring as a part of their pest
management practices, they are only monitoring for pest populations. True or False?
5. On a regularly scheduled inspection of a building an integrated pest management
provider should document structural deficiencies that are conducive to pest access,
harborage, and sustenance, and develop a series of recommendations for correcting
deficiencies conducive to pest life. True or False?
6. Which type of damages to a structure should be avoided by an integrated pest
(c.) Environmental via chemical pest management controls.
(d.) a. and b.
(e.) b. and c.
(f.) a. and c.
(g.) All of the above
7. Many solutions can be found to a pest infestation without the use of chemical controls?
True or False?
8. Which of the following is NOT a major tenet of integrated pest management?
(c.) Structural Repairs
(d.) Perimeter spraying
(e.) Habitat Modification
9. Which of the following is not an aspect of sanitation as a pest management practice?
(a.) Daily trash removal
(b.) Caulking Cracks and Crevices
(c.) Removing rat droppings
(d.) Cleaning food clogged drains
10. Kitchens, bathrooms, attics and basements are areas that are particularly prone to pest
activity in many buildings. True or False?
11. Structural integrated pest management providers should make recommendations
regarding a building's exterior landscaping, because landscaping features can affect the
suitability of a building for a pest infestation. True of False?
12. Recommending building management strategies for pest prevention before pests are
present is the best way for an IPM provider to insure that aesthetic, economic, and
environmental damage does not occur on-site as a result of pest activity. True or False?
13. Integrated pest management requires the sustained involvement of many of the
stakeholders in overall building management. True or False?
14. After an initial inspection, IPM technicians should regularly monitor noted structural
deficiencies until they have been corrected by building management. True of False?
15. Which of the following should be ignored while completing a structural IPM
(a.) Areas of high humidity.
(c.) The building exterior.
(d.) Exterior Landscaping.
(e.) Crawl spaces
(f. ) The amount of time needed to inspect.
(g.) Cracks and Crevices in walls, ceilings and floors.
(h.) Food storage areas
(j.) The amount of work necessary to fix any deficiencies.
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