The Western IPM Center promotes integrated pest management practices not only in agriculture, but also for managing pests in natural lands as well as homes, schools and communities. One principle of IPM is prevention - keeping pests from taking hold to begin with. Now there's a new reference devoted to pest prevention in buildings.
The San Francisco Department of the Environment, working with builders, designers and IPM experts from around the country, recently published building design guidelines for builders and architects to keep pests out of structures. The 89-page document shows proven designs and materials that keep pests out, from foundations to eaves. It's a must-have reference for new construction and renovation, and it can be accessed and downloaded for free.
Visit SF Environment here, or download the guide directly here.