How does Integrated Pest Management work?

IPM is not a single pest control method but, rather, a series of pest management evaluations, decisions and controls. In practicing IPM, people who are aware of the potential for pest infestation follow a four-tiered approach.

Information in this article is taken from the U.S. government EPA website on Urban Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Principles.

  1. Set Action Thresholds
    Before taking any action to control a pest, IPM first sets an action threshold, a point at which pest populations or environmental