Integrated Pest Management


Insects and rodents will always be around. Evaluation of the concerned area will be done. Identification of the pest is crucial for the correct prescription treatment and will reduce the unnecessary use of pesticides.
Step 1

Set Action Thresholds

An Action Threshold is the pest population level at which the pest's presences is a : Nuisance, Health Hazard; or Economic Threat
Step 2

Pest Prevention

As a first line of pest control, habitat modification is one very effective and cost-efficient strategy that presents little of no risk to people or the environment. This would include moving firewood from foundation, cutting back tress, removing bushes and shrubs.
Step 3

Pest Control

Control methods will be determined on the pest management evaluation and prevention. These methods may consist of placement of insect monitoring stations, pheromone boards, mechanical traps, pesticide application or bait application.
Step 4

Why Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an environmentally friendly, common sense approach to controlling pests. This provides a more effective, environmentally sensitive approach. IPM programs take advantage of all appropriate pest management strategies, including the judicious use of pesticides. Preventive pesticide application is limited because the risk of pesticide exposure may outweigh the benefits of control, especially when non-chemical methods provide the same results. IPM is not a single pest control method but rather involves integrating multiple control methods based on site information obtained through the evaluation, monitoring and reports.  Consequently, every IPM program is designed based on the pest prevention goals and eradication needs of the situation. Successful IPM programs use this four-tiered implementation approach: Identify pests and monitor progress, Set action thresholds, Prevent and Control. More Information can be obtained from the EPA.

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