What to do about bugs, weeds, and other pests

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Preventing pests in the first place is the best pest management method. These DPR School and Child Care IPM program Pest Information Series publications and outside, non-DPR websites can help you make informed decisions about what to do. The most important thing to remember is to make sure you know what pest you are dealing with and pick the management strategy best suited to your situation. If a pesticide is used, always read and follow the label.

For content questions, contact:
Nita Davidson
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015
Phone: (916) 324-4272
E-mail: Nita.Davidson@cdpr.ca.gov

If you have questions about California’s licensing, certification, and training requirements to perform pest control work (new applications, renewals, change of address, qualifications, examinations, study materials, and continuing education), please contact the Licensing Program at licensemail@cdpr.ca.gov or (916) 445-4038.