Pest Control

Pesticide Use Requirements

The use of pesticides on University property other than by trained professionals is prohibited.

Restricted Use Pesticide applications may be performed by University employees who have made arrangements to be trained, registered with the State, and are performing the work under the "direct supervision" of a pesticide professional who is certified by the State in the category of the application. Otherwise, professional contractors who are appropriately trained and certified by the State will be hired to assist with pest control needs at Tulane University.  General Use Pesticide applications may be performed by University employees who have been trained in the proper and safe application of the pesticide as long as application is consistent with manufacturer recommendations for use.

Pest Control Solutions

If you are located on the Tulane University Health Sciences Center (TUHSC) campus, OEHS will be able to assist you with any pest control issues. If you are not located on the TUHSC campus, please contact Facilities Services for pest control assistance.

Paul Hammothe, OEHS' Pest Control Technician, can be contacted directly at 988-7378 (PEST). If you are unable to reach Paul, please contact the OEHS main office at 988-5486 or send an e-mail request to

When reporting pest control issues, please provide the following information:
  • Location of the problem (building and room number)
  • Contact person's name and phone number
  • Nature of the problem (type of pest)
An IT is required for pest control services in the following areas:
  • 1555 Poydras Street
  • Hebert Center
  • TUHSC Satellite Clinics
  • Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC)

Pest Control Prevention

Proper sanitation is a critical component of pest control. The following practices are beneficial to control pests:
  • Store materials at least 6 inches off of the floor.
  • Keep areas clean, especially break areas and pantries where food is present.
  • Keep countertops, areas under or behind equipment and appliances, and the interiors of drawers and cabinets clean and free of food particles.
  • Properly store food in sealed containers.
  • Promptly clean up any food or beverage spills.
  • Keep garbage receptacles clean. Keep large waste receptacles covered.
  • Seal penetrations in the building envelope so that outside pests cannot enter the building.
  • Repair or report leaks to deprive insects and rodents of a water source.