Integrated Pest Management, also known as IPM, is a sustainable approach to managing pests that combines cultural, physical, biological and chemical methods in a way that minimizes economic, health and environmental risks.
Effective IPM programs identify pests, their life cycles and their interactions with the environment. Considering all available pest control methods, a pest management plan is developed using the most economical means and with the least possible hazard to people, property and the environment.
This guide is intended for pests that occur in your landscape. It does not cover termites, bedbugs or other household pests.