Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a technique of pest management that uses several complementary strategies. For example, IPM could use biological control, habitat management and selective use of conventional pesticides to keep populations of a pest species at an acceptable level.

Integrated Pest Management results in reduced use of conventional pesticides and is considered an ecological approach to pest control.

A photograph of a lacewing larvae

Lacewing larva feeding on whitefly. Lacewings are often used in biological control programmes. Photograph by Jack Dykinga, USDA

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