If you have a pest problem, you might reach for a pesticide to solve your problem. But what if there were a way to prevent the pest in the first place? What if there were other 'tools' in the 'toolbox' besides a pesticide?
The good news is we can aim to prevent pests and we can use tools before/alongside/instead of pesticides to solve pest problems!
Solving pest problems while minimizing risks to people and the environment has a lot of different names:
- IPM (Integrated Pest Management),
- IVM (Integrated Vector Management)
- IMM (Integrated Mosquito Management)
All these mean the same thing: long-term prevention of pests and the damage they cause, with thoughtful consideration of which tools in our toolbox are the best for each individual situation.
Page last reviewed: January 19, 2024