Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Integrated Pest Management and Pest Control - Current and Future Tactics

Edited by Marcelo L. Larramendy and Sonia Soloneski, ISBN 978-953-51-0050-8, 668 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published February 24, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1383

Integrated Pest Management is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. Its programs use current and comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interactions with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.