Integrated Pest Management can be thought of as “Intelligent Pest Management,” backed
by science and designed to provide safe, effective, economical and sustainable solutions
that protect people, pets and resources from pests. IPM makes use of the latest research-based
biological, cultural, mechanical, regulatory and chemical tools.
Program professionals work closely with the Pesticide Safety Education Program to
ensure pesticides are used only as needed, and applied in a safe, environmentally