Director: Lis Wyatt
Manager: Robert West
The Pest Control team is certified to handle most pest control problems. All team members are certified by the State of Tennessee Department of Agriculture, either in structural pest control (i.e., general pest and rodent control), bird control, and/or wood destroying organisms.
Vanderbilt University practices Integrated Pest Management (IPM) which means that chemical applications are not the first line of defense to control insects and rodents. Instead, we use a combination of mechanical, sanitation, and exclusion methods to alter habitat and remove environmental conditions that would propagate a pest population. Only after these remedies are exhausted are pesticides or other chemicals used.
To report a pest problem, please fill out a facilities service request or call Service & Information Systems (SIS) at 615-322-9675.