Integrated Pest Management?

German Fumigation Integrated Pest Management is an ecosystem-based strategy that focuses on long-term prevention of pests or their damage through a combination of techniques such as biological control, habitat manipulation, modification of cultural practices, and use of resistant varieties. Pesticides are used only after monitoring indicates they are needed according to established guidelines, and treatments are made with the goal of removing only the target organism. Pest control materials are selected and applied in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, beneficial and nontarget organisms, and the environment.

Integrated Pest Management:

  • Definition of Integrated Pest Management
  • Integrated Pest Management strategies
  • Growing-degree day models
  • Pheromones for monitoring and mating disruption
  • Sampling strategies and placement of traps for insect monitoring
  • Field scouting, data collection and summary

What is a Pest Control?

Pests are organisms that damage or interfere with desirable plants in our fields and orchards, landscapes, or wildlands, or damage homes or other structures. Pests also include organisms that impact human or animal health. Pests may transmit disease or may be just a nuisance. A pest can be a plant (weed), vertebrate (bird, rodent, or other mammal), invertebrate (insect, tick, mite, or snail), nematode, pathogen (bacteria, virus, or fungus) that causes disease, or other unwanted organism that may harm water quality, animal life, or other parts of the ecosystem.

Why use Integrated Pest Management?

Integrated Pest Management targets the conditions in your facility that allow pests to become a problem rather than simply treating the symptoms (pests).

Therefore, Integrated Pest Management is more effective at eliminating pests, prevents pest infestations in the future, is less likely to cause harm to product, staff and the environment, can save time, money and energy, will lead to fewer pest problems.

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