Preventing Pest Infestations: Lessons Learned Using Integrated Pest Management in Affordable Housing

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October 26, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

$20 – 40
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Regional Asthma Management & Prevention (RAMP) worked with two affordable housing properties facing severe, reoccurring infestations of cockroaches and bed bugs across multiple units to develop and implement a prevention-focused approach to pest management.  This session will provide an introduction to Integrated Pest Management (IPM), an overview of our project, and an examination of the results, highlighting key strategies and challenges.

When: Wednesday, October 26 | 12pm – 1:30pm PT

Where: Zoom Webinar

Moderator and Presenters:

  • Brandon Kitagawa (moderator and presenter)
  • Andrew Sutherland (presenter)

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Deadline: Monday, October 24 at 5pm PT

If cost is an issue, please email NPH Events and Fund Development Associate No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Learn more about the speakers below!

Brandon Kitagawa is a Senior Policy Associate for Regional Asthma Management and Prevention, a project of the Public Health Institute. He leads RAMP’s state level policy efforts to reduce exposure to environmental triggers of asthma in communities most impacted by the disease. Prior to joining RAMP, Brandon was a Community Organizer in Sacramento, CA working with local communities on youth development, neighborhood safety, and affordable housing. Between his undergraduate and graduate degrees, Brandon served as a Peace Corps Volunteer assisting environmental education, monitoring, and protection efforts of a marine reserve in Belize, Central America. Brandon is a graduate of Santa Clara University and received his MS degree from UC Davis.

Andrew Sutherland is the Urban Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Advisor for the Bay Area, serving Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties. As a member of the University of California’s Statewide IPM Program (UC IPM), Andrew serves as a conduit for IPM-related information and resources. His work focuses on developing, adapting, and implementing IPM strategies to assist pest control operators, pest management professionals, public agencies, schools, parks, public housing, and regulatory agencies involved with household, structural, and industrial IPM. His overarching goals include education about IPM principles, development of IPM programs for clientele, reduction in pesticide applications, and mitigation of surface water contamination due to urban pesticide applications.  Andrew received his doctorate in entomology from UC Davis.


October 26, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
$20 – $40
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