Pest Control

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Faculty and staff can request pest control services for pest control and removal on campus.

Service Hours

Customer Service Office

Days Hours
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For your personal safety and the safety of others, do not self-treat areas. Our professional pest control company will handle your situation.

Pest Control — Billable and Nonbillable

Use examples of service and maintenance costs to guide your decisions. Your situation may vary from the usual. 

Pest Control

Pests — Service Examples
Billable Services Non-billable Services*
[None] Removal of insects and rodents from campus buildings
  Removal of rodents outside buildings and near waste collection sites
  Removal of birds and other small animals unable to exit buildings
  Removal of dead animals  
  Removal of bee, hornet, wasp or yellow jacket nests inside or outside of buildings

* Some units are not eligible for the non-billable rate. For questions regarding eligibility, please contact University Facilities, Finance and Administration.

Ways to Minimize Pest Infestation

The key to pest control is to create an environment that is as inhospitable to pests as possible. Effective pest control strategies include:

  • Storing all food in sealed containers (e.g. Tupperware)
  • Minimizing the number of areas where food is prepared and stored
  • Keeping your work area and desk free of food
  • Immediately cleaning up any food or liquid spills
  • Reporting plumbing leaks to Customer Service for repair
  • Minimizing and cleaning up any standing water (e.g. water near house plants)
  • Placing damp sponges or cloths in sealed zip lock bags
  • Minimizing shelter availability by limiting clutter (e.g. paper, bags, sacks, cardboard boxes or soft layered materials such as clothes)
  • Reporting any cracks, seams and crevices that might provide an entry way or hiding place for pests. 
  • Discarding all food waste in designated and covered garbage receptacles in your area

Pest Removal Safety Standards

During the pest control process, the pest control company uses pesticides and procedures that have been approved by UB’s Department of Environment, Health and Safety and are in accordance with federal, state and local codes, rules and regulations. 

The pest control company follows these procedures:

  • Assures that pests are controlled in the safest possible manner to humans and non-target species. 
  • If chemical use is required, the least toxic yet most effective chemical must be used. It is mandated for the company to use chemicals that are effective and contain positive environmental attributes such as biodegradability and low toxicity. 
  • Prior approval must be obtained on a case by case basis to use spraying or fogging techniques. Treatment must be conducted in a way that protects laboratory animals and insects.

Requesting Service

Request Service

  • Log in and submit a Work Order Request or
  • Call Customer Service at 716-645-2025

Contact an Expert

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Customer Service

University Facilities

120 John Beane Center

Phone: 716-645-2025; Fax: 716-645-5965


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