An Essential Guide to Maintaining Tree Health
If you believe the environment deserves proper care and consideration, you’ve probably wondered about alternative pest control methods to pesticides. In order for trees to keep our air cooler and cleaner—among many other benefits—we must find more natural, preventative pest control for trees. That’s where Integrated Pest Management (IPM) comes in. A more “organic” approach to preventing infestations, IPM only uses pesticides as a last resort. This method offers many benefits for our trees! Continue reading to learn key strategies for safe, holistic pest control.
What exactly is Integrated Pest Management?
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines IPM as “an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on...current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment...in combination with available pest control methods.”