IPM Oklahoma!

Houshold, Urban & Structural IPM

OKC + Tulsa

More than 3.7 million people live in Oklahoma. While Oklahoma is often perceived as a "rural" state in terms of population, more than 1.5 million Oklahoman's live in the urban metropolitan areas of Oklahoma City and Tulsa, and 2.3 million are classified as "urban" according to the US Census Bureau. Urban environments offer many challenges for managing associated urban and structural pests. One of the most damaging structural pests is the eastern subterranean termite, which exists throughout Oklahoma. Another pest making a big return is the bed bug.  Fortunately, IPM provides a flexible system for managing household, urban and structural pests that is adaptable to any environment in Oklahoma. Oklahoma State University continues to work to develop and deliver effective houshold, urban and structural IPM programs in Oklahoma.

Pest Diagnostics Database (Household)


Pest e-Alerts (OSU Plant Disease and Insect Advisory)

Insect in the City (Texas A&M Blog by Dr. Mike Merchant)


EPP-7008 Human Lice and Scabies

EPP-7301 Spiders: Brown Recluse, Black Widow, and Other Common Spiders

EPP-7303 Scorpions

EPP-7305 Paper Wasps, Yellowjackets, and Other Stinging Wasps

EPP-7316 Centipedes and Millipedes

EPP-7308 Choosing a Termite Control Service

EPP-7312 Household Pest Control

EPP-7450 Safe Use of Pesticides in the Home and Garden

EPP-7332 Choosing a Pest Management Professional for Bed Bug Control

T-4419 Help!  I Think I Have Bed Bugs

T-4420 Preventing Bed Bugs

T-4421 Bed Bugs-Reduce Risk While Thrift Shopping


Pinkston Education Facility for Structural and Urban Pest Control

Pesticide Education and Safety

Pest World (National Pest Management Association)


Bed Bug You Tube Videos (OSU)

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