Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an ecologically based program that utilizes all relevant control strategies to control pests at a tolerable level. IPM is a proactive program that always begins with the method that will have the least environmental impact. If it becomes necessary to employ a pesticide, the least toxic is always preferable.
One of the first steps in pest control correct identification of the insect. Insects In The City is an on-line resource maintained by Texas A&M University that can assist you with this step. The Collin County Master Gardener Information Center personnel can also assist in this step.
Read more about Integrated Pest Management and how you can incorporate these important principles in your landscape.