Home & Garden
Today’s gardeners, homeowners, and pet-lovers are looking for ways to manage pest problems with little or no use of toxic materials. Many are relying on a strategy called Integrated Pest Management or IPM.
IPM allows us to look at and deal with pest problems in a new way that can ultimately lead to longer lasting suppression of pests while using fewer harmful chemicals. This is accomplished without sacrificing comfort in the home or beauty and productivity in the garden.
A major part of an IPM program is determining the number of pests that can be tolerated without causing unacceptable damage or annoyance. Pests are treated only when they reach that level. Then, many different treatment methods are mixed and matched (integrated) to produce the best results.
- The Less Toxic Home and Garden
- UC Davis Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program
- Bio-Integral Resource Center