Health@Home: High-Performance Housing Rehabilitation Guidelines

3. Keep It Pest Free


Exposure to mice and cockroaches can trigger asthma attacks. For pest control, using pesticides may create a bigger problem, as pesticide residues in homes may pose risks for neurological damage and cancer. Therefore, resident education is important for ongoing protection and prevention of pests.

Applicable Standards

  • Identify and Address Pest Problems
  • Prevent Pest Entry
  • Reduce Relative Humidity
  • Operations and Maintenance: Adopt Integrated Pest Management
  • Keep it Pest Free Related Resident Education Actions

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