What is the IPM Continuum?

Pest Management In and Around Structures March 23, 2012 Print Friendly and PDF

The IPM Continuum is the progression of pest management strategies from high-risk, reaction-based action towards least-risk, long-term prevention and avoidance of pest problems. The Continuum begins with a focus on monitoring and chemical suppression when pests approach unacceptable levels, and ends with balanced systems where pests remain at tolerable levels with minimal cultural and biological interventions.


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