What is Integrated Pest Management?
With industry focus continually shifting towards sustainable products and practices, the utilization of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program for pest control and plant health has become increasingly popular in landscape maintenance.
IPM is a way to manage and improve plant health by the prevention of pest activity, suppression of pests, and the preservation of beneficial insects. Additionally, the program focuses not only on insects or animals but diseases and weeds that can also have a detrimental effect on plant health. The program uses today’s most effective organic and non-organic chemicals to provide prevention, repulsion, and mitigation of pests in landscaping.
The IPM approach differs from the standard pest management as the goal is to minimize pest activity and damage while preserving insects or micro-organisms from the landscape, as most insects in our landscapes do not damage the growth or health of our plants. This method takes a more scientific and knowledge-based approach than the chemical-intensive nature of standard pest control methods.
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