IPM stands for Integrated Pest Management. It is a system for managing pest problems using a range of safe, least-toxic methods. IPM is integrated because it uses biological, organic, cultural, mechanical and chemical options for managing pest problems. For more information on the basics of IPM strategies, visit Cornell University's IPM in a Nutshell page
Use the following links to find out more about this beneficial and less toxic method of controlling pests and diseases.
Pest Management Around the Home - Cornell publication with IPM strategies for managing insect pests in the home and garden
New York State Integrated Pest Management - IPM publications, tools and resources for vegetables, fruits, ornamentals, lawns and field crops. Fact sheets also address IPM concerns for Buildings & Schools (including extensive fact sheets on bedbugs); Nursery, Greenhouse & Christmas Trees; and Landscapes, Parks & Golf Courses.
Lawn insects- A brief overview of common lawn insects and how to prevent them
Beneficial insects - A brief overview of beneficial insects that can be your allies in dealing with garden pests, from Cornell's Garden Based Learning Program.
Beneficial Insects (Cornell University)
IPM Basic Principles (CCE Nassau County) - If your intial thought is to reach into the back of the closet for the can of insect killer or get the sprayer out of the garage and fill it with pesticide and wage war against these pets - STOP! First, read our brochure on Basic IPM Principles
Using IPM On Home Landscapes (CCE Nassau County) - Following IPM strategies for the home landscape will greatly enhance the health of your plants and reduce the need for pesticides. Maintaining the health of a landscape is the best method for reducing pest problems
Using IPM On Household Pests (CCE Nassau County) - IPM strategies for household pests will greatly reduce many of the insect pests in the home and reduce the need for pesticides
Using IPM On Home Lawns (CCE Nassau County) - Utilizing IPM strategies for home lawn care will greatly enhance the health of the lawn and reduce the need for pesticides. Maintaining the health of a lawn is the best method for reducing pest problems
National Integrated Pest Management Network - Northeast Region
Last updated February 21, 2023