County IPM Manager
Santa Clara County
70 W. Hedding St.
East Wing, 11th Floor
San Jose, CA 95110
Board Certified Entomologist, Bay Friendly Landscaping Advisor and Rater
County of Santa Clara IPM Manager
Office of The County Executive, East Wing 11th Floor
70, West Hedding Street, San Jose, CA 95110
Tel: 408-299-5105; Fax: 408-295-1613
Web Site: http://IPM.sccgov.org
Naresh Duggal, is a Board Certified Urban and Industrial Entomologist, Certified Quality Control Sanitarian and Bay-Friendly Certified Landscaping design and maintenance professional, an industry veteran with 27 years of work experience in the Non Agriculture, Post Harvest, Urban & Industrial pest management, designing and implementing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs throughout the USA in particular State of New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, County of Santa Clara (California), Province of Ontario (Canada), India, and special IPM projects throughout North America. He is a certified pesticide safety instructor/trainer in the State of California and Arizona.
His work experience coupled with academic understanding in land, aquatic and structural pest management has allowed him to influence & tailor site specific IPM programs, working closely with project service groups, end users and beneficiaries in the field to ensure work is carried out successfully. His experience includes working with industry pioneers & champions in developing industry’s first ISO 9000 (Global Quality System) certified quality standards for structural pest management program in North America. His work reflects the changes brought about by evolving technologies and quality systems, and their integration into pest management service mix.
In his current capacity, He is managing County of Santa Clara IPM & Pesticide use Ordinance, coordinating its implementation through several departmental IPM coordinators, project control specialists and contractors. His coordination activities include - acquaint County workers with the IPM approach and new pest management strategies, as they become known; Inform the public of the County's effort to reduce pesticide use; respond to questions about the County's pest management program and practices; conduct ongoing educational programs, where appropriate; maintain records and evaluate program effectiveness; develop and maintain the approved list of pesticides. The County’s IPM Program under his leadership has accomplished several noteworthy milestones and also received distinguished awards including California IPM Innovator Award, Green California Leadership Award and International IPM Recognition Award. Santa Clara County’s IPM Program is recognized for increasing economic benefits of IPM activities, reducing potential human health risks through IPM and minimizing environmental impacts of pest management practices. Details are available at http://IPM.sccgov.org 2002-2010 Progress Report.
Throughout his career, he has authored several pest management papers published in national and international proceedings on urban pests, and also delivered presentations on a wide variety of pest management and related topics such as urban and industrial entomology, integrated pest management, best management practices, structural sanitation, housekeeping & maintenance, food safety, human & environmental health.
He belongs to several scientific and industry organizations including the scientific fraternity of Pest Control Operators (Pi Chi Omega).
- Santa Clara County Northern - Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, San Jose, Cupertino, etc.
- Santa Clara County Southern - Morgan Hill, San Martin, Gilroy, etc.
Specialty Services Provided
Drought Tolerant Plants
Irrigation & Hydrozoning
Integrated Pest Management
Lawn Removal Sheet Mulching
Soil Analysis & Improvement
Composting and/or Grasscycling
Year Qualified: 2010
Year Qualified: 2007
Year Requalified: 2011
Year Qualified: 2011
Year Qualified: 2011