Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Controlling Pests
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that starts with the least invasive or impactful control methods and considers the use of chemical controls as the last step. The first step to IPM is proper identification of the pest in question and what is the impact of the current pest population on your plants. We have what you need for every step of IPM. For more information on IPM, watch our video on IPM.
Use IPM to Control Pests in the Most Natural Way
- Biological Controls are natural enemies such as beneficial insects.
- Cultural Controls alter the environment so the pests can’t live easily (removing shelter, adjusting watering times).
- Mechanical and Physical Controls are traps that kill pests, or barriers that keep them away from plants (gopher wire, deer fencing, bird netting).
- Chemical Controls are pesticides. In IPM, pesticides are a last resort. Combine all these controls for a long-term solution to your pest problem.