About Us

We are a group of science educators, seeking to improve pest control in affordable housing by teaching everyone who works, lives, and plays in housing how to use integrated pest management (IPM). We are the Northeastern IPM Center at Cornell University. Since 2007, we’ve been bringing IPM to affordable housing across the country with funding from a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) interagency agreement.

Our program consists of:

  • IPM resources for multifamily housing—the well-vetted resources you will find on StopPests.org are available to everyone. The intended audience is affordable housing. Public health and pest management professionals who work in housing use them too. To learn about recent StopPests Program additions, read our last program update.
  • IPM consultation and training—we are funded to speak at conferences, lead webinars, and run trainings across the country. Our popular consultation and training program consists of a StopPests Consultant coaching a pilot site through the steps it takes to implement IPM. Part of that process is an on-site training at the pilot property. If you are from a public housing or property-based rental assistance, tribally designated housing entity, section 811 or 202 property and are interested in working with us, please fill in a Consultation & Training Request Form.

Want to help spread the word about StopPests in Housing?

Ask us for a Power Point slide to include in your presentations or share our flyer: “Prevent Pests. Promote Health.”