Online Course

IPM in Multifamily Housing

Live course offered Thursdays, April 21st - May 12th, 2022

Yay! Congratulations, you've finished the course! If you would like a certificate of completion,  fill out this quiz with a short quiz and you will recieve a certificate of completion within two weeks. Fill out the quiz/questionnaire


Looking for the Live course for HUD Region 3, wednesdays, May 11th - June 1st? click on the link




Session 1: Introduction to IPM and Pesticide Use    

View recording of April 21st session here


Session 2: Cockroaches

View recording of April 28th session here


Session 3: Rodents

view recording of May 5th session here


Session 4: Bed Bugs

view recording of May 12th session here


Complete all four sessions and  fill out the questionnaire to earn your certificate of completion

Missed a session? Contact for a link to a recording of the session you missed.


Course description: 

The IPM in Multifamily Housing Course was designed to help housing professionals understand their roles in supporting safe and effective pest control in their communities. The course covers:

  • how to effectively manage pests within a housing community with the least risk of pesticide exposure;

  • the major health risks posed by common pests;

  • the biology and behavior of the major pests of housing (bed bugs, cockroaches and rodents);

  • and how to troubleshoot pest control failures.


These webinars are interactive, including polls, chats and Q&A. Although we have scheduled 2 hours for each session, they will likely be 90 minutes or shorter depending on attendance and participation levels.

If 5 or more staff members from the same HUD-assisted housing site (public housing authority/commission, section 8, 202, 811, or tribal housing department) complete the course we'll send you a box of printed resident resources, traps, monitors, and pest control supplies. If you have less than 5 staff members, let us know!


Questions? email


Support for this training is provided by HUD's Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes.


Handouts for the course

IPM Log Example focus unit tracking sheet

Safety Data Sheet (sample)

NPIC graphic – Reading Pesticide labels

HUD IPM Notice PIH 2011-22

HUD Bed Bug Notice PIH 2012-17

Roles & Responsibilities- IPM team job descriptions

Helpful resident engagement materials:

Bed Bug Poster (English or Español)

Tenant Bed Bug Policy

Tri-fold flyer – Tenant’s role in IPM

Resident’s guide: Stop Cockroaches!   Spanish: Detenga las Cucarachas!

Resident’s guide: Stop Mice! Spanish: Detenga los Ratones!

Resident’s guide: Stop Bed Bugs! Spanish: Detenga las Chinches!

NYS IPM Program’s Bed Bug Management - One Step at a Time illustrated guide,

--- Spanish - Manejo de las Chinches - Un Paso a la Vez


PDFs of the slides:

Session 1. Introduction to IPM and Pesticide Use

Session 2. Cockroaches

Session 3. Rodents

Session 4. Bed Bugs