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Through its Integrated Pest Management Administration, the County of Santa Clara, Office of the County Executive, is committed to providing the following:

  1. Coordination: Establish a mechanism that effectively coordinates System Development in IPM focused on the Department IPM activities & setting priorities, facilitate cooperation with universities, public and private sector partners at the local, state, regional, and national level to meet County IPM ordinance objectives & achieve IPM implementation and Pesticide Use Reduction goals.
  2. Training & Implementation: Establish and conduct a process for identifying the IPM implementation needs of user Departments, provide support and resources necessary to design and conduct educational programs for interdisciplinary training on IPM, a coordinated program of research, technology development, and of education and information delivery to meet IPM implementation & Pesticide Use Reduction needs. Support demonstration research in pest control management in non-production agriculture, landscapes and structures.
  3. Evaluation and Accountability: Develop methods and conduct programs to accurately measure progress toward the goal and assess the economic, environmental, public health, and social impacts of IPM implementation.
  4. Communication: Increased visibility and acceptance of IPM through information dissemination; Implement a communication, information exchange program that involves IPM stakeholders and increases understanding of program objectives, progress, impacts, and benefits of IPM to the public and policy-makers through direct communication, print, internet and broadcast media.


  1. Preparing County of Santa Clara for Transformational Leadership-“ENDURING IPM” - IPM Implementation through
    1. IPM System Development & Project Automation
    2. Department IPM Implementation Plans
    3. Selecting Qualified IPM Vendors to Provide IPM Services
    4. Adopting Proven Reduced Risk Pest Management Alternatives
  2. Develop Relational Pesticide Information Data Base to
    1. Evaluate & Eliminate Hazardous Pesticides
    2. Provide “Approved List of Pesticides”
    3. Analyze Specific Pesticide Use for Overall Use Reduction
  3. Achieve Health & Welfare of Environment through
    1. User & Beneficiary IPM Awareness, Education & Training
    2. Minimizing or Eliminating Pesticide Exposure
    3. Pest Free Environment
    4. Pesticide Use Reduction
  4. Provide Financial Impact Studies & Quality Assurance through
    1. Record Keeping, Document & Data Control
    2. Qualitative & Quantitative Project Management
    3. Performance Management


County IPM Manager
Naresh Duggal, M.Sc., BCE (Board Certified Entomologist)
Telephone: (408) 993-4741  Cell: (408) 472-7438
Fax: (408) 295-1613