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Integrated Pest Management (IPM), simply put, is a pest control strategy that uses an array of complementary methods: natural pest predators and parasites that are not harmful to humans, pets, and livestock, pest-resistant varieties, cultural practices, biological controls, various physical techniques, and pesticides as a last resort. It is an ecological approach that can significantly reduce or eliminate the use of pesticides.
In 1996 Congress defined Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as "a sustainable approach to managing pests by combining biological, cultural, physical, and chemical tools in a way that minimizes economic, health and environmental risks."
An IPM regime can be quite simple, or sophisticated enough to be a farming system in its own right, but designed to scale to fit your needs. The main focus is usually insect pests, but IPM encompasses diseases, weeds, and any other naturally occurring threat to the well being of your home, business, and family.
An IPM system is designed around six basic components:
IPM is applicable to all types of home, businesses, agriculture, and such. Reliance on knowledge, experience, observation, and integration of multiple techniques makes IPM a perfect fit for organic farming (the synthetic chemical option is simply not considered). For large-scale, IPM methods can reduce human and environmental exposure to hazardous chemicals, and potentially lower overall costs.
Pest control products are used routinely, safely and in accordance with the label in IPM programs throughout your home and business. These products eliminate pests and pose no threat whatsoever to pets, family members, employees, and yourself. Pesticide usage is a local issue, to be decided by experienced technicians after careful consultation with you and on a case-by-case review. Integrated pest management can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of any pest control program and can reduce pesticide costs overall. While IPM includes the judicious use of appropriate pesticides, it also implies that pesticides will be used only if necessary.
Each situation is carefully monitored, allowing the use of the most appropriate approach to effectively control the pest, including the use of a pesticide when needed. This specific, targeted approach results in an effective pest control program, one that assures the correct amount of pesticide is applied and enhances the safety and well-being of everyone present.