The use of rodent control (e.g., mice, rats) “glue or sticky” traps is prohibited in all Postal Service™ facilities. For pest prevention and suppression, the Postal Service currently manages the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program, which implements cost-effective, environmentally sound pest control practices that emphasize nonchemical control techniques over chemical control techniques.
The IPM program provides the following benefits:
- Minimizes harm to the ecosystem.
- Minimizes harm to human health and the environment.
- Reduces the need for pesticide applications.
- Reduces pest resistance to pesticides.
- Minimizes pesticide waste.
The Facility Services Category Management Center (CMC) is responsible for all commercial pest control and abatement services. Currently, the Postal Service has two mandatory national suppliers for pest control services:
- Ecolab (Materials Logistic Bulletin – CO-16-005 at blue.usps.gov/purchase/_pdf/ops_mlb16-005.pdf).
- Pipestone (Materials Logistic Bulletin – CO-09-005, currently under revision).
For more information, see the Integrated Pest Management Bulletin (blue.usps.gov/sustainability/environmental/_pdf/waste/BP_%20Integrated_Pest_Mgmt.pdf). For environmental questions or concerns, please contact email@example.com.
— Joint Contribution from Supply Management and
the Office of Sustainability, 10-12-17