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Integrated Pest Management Programs

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment.

Principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

  • Identify pests, their hosts and beneficial organisms before taking action. ...

  • Establish monitoring guidelines for each pest species. ...

  • Establish an action threshold for the pest. ...

  • Evaluate and implement control tactics. ...

  • Monitor, evaluate and document the results.

Integrated pest management is a safer and more environmentally sound approach. It is designed to minimize exposure to chemical pesticides. Integrated pest management (IPM) works with the life cycle of pests to create an approach that prevents and controls pests.

We currently work with clients on assisting with their integrated pest management programs and have detailed programs using beneficial insects as well as California approved spray programs. We can provide useful information on dealing with situations in your IPM program.