Museum of Riverside

Museum of Riverside

Welcoming Wildlife, but Limiting Urban Pests

One goal of the Museum’s landscape design is limiting the number of insect and rodent pests in the urban environment surrounding the building, and so avoid use of pesticides.

The Riverside Municipal Museum uses Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methods. IPM combines knowledge of why pests occur with careful housekeeping procedures and tracking of pest occurrences.

  • By conserving water, this type of landscape limits the numbers of pests that need plentiful water to survive.
  • The types and varieties of plants used here can repel pests while attracting more beneficial wildlife.
  • This landscape design includes a 3 foot-wide “plant free” zone against the building’s foundations, preventing buildup of organic debris in those areas.

In 2003,  the Museum received a California EPA/Department of Pesticide Regulation IPM Innovator Award, the first ever awarded to a California museum.

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3580 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501

Phone: (951) 826-5273

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Heritage House
8193 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92504

Open Sept (1st weekend after labor day) to June.

Monday - Thursday Closed
Friday - Sunday Open at 12:00 pm -
Last Tour at 3:15 pm
Closed Major Holidays
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