Environmental Health and Safety Pest Management June 12, 2015

Environmental Health and Safety
June 12, 2015
Pest Management
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an environmentally
sensitive approach to pest control. IPM reduces chemical
use and uses healthy native plants and beneficial insects
to target pests in their environment. By looking at how
pests are surviving in your home and garden, you can
specifically target their environment and create
unfavorable conditions.
IPM is used at Clark College. If you have any questions,
contact Facilities Services.
Attract Beneficial Insects:
Beneficial insects provide long-term pest control. You can plant specific plants that will
attract the insects that you would like to attract to your garden. Consider using live traps to
capture pests and evaluate which ones you may specifically need to target.
Use Plants To Repel:
Certain plants can help repel pests in gardens and others can attract beneficial ones. When
adding any plant to your garden, try to plant native when possible. Native plants are
generally disease resistant and generally require less water and upkeep. If planting
non-native plants, be sure to pick ones that are not invasive and won’t take over.
Other Resources:
Clark County Bugs and Pests
Natural Insect Pest Control
Alternatives to Pesticides
What is IPM?
Get Rid of Bugs
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