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Cultural controls are practices that reduce pest establishment, reproduction, dispersal, and survival..
Biological control is the use of natural enemies that include:
_________ are examples of physical or mechanical control methods.
The use of pesticides should be avoided as much as possible.
_______________ control kills a pest directly, block pests out, or make the environment unsuitable.
Pest control is required if action thresholds are exceeded.
IPM can be used to manage all kinds of pest in what area(s)?
Pests may transmit disease or may be just a nuisance.
Argentine ants often enter buildings seeking food and water, warmth and shelter, or refuge from dry, hot weather or flooded conditions.
Ant bait treatments made in ___________ will be most effective.
______________ are key attributes to correctly identifying ants.
Ant baits are slow-acting so foraging ants can return to the nest and feed other colony members before they die.
Removal of larval developmental sites is the most efficient means of control of flies.
Poor exclusion and lack of sanitation are the major contributors to house fly problems. ____________ are barriers preventing access to the building are the first line of defense.
House flies are found in greatest numbers during hotter summer months.
Selective use of insecticides may be considered when sanitation measures fail to control fly problems.
Pests are defined as an organism that damages or interferes with desirable plants in our fields and orchards, landscapes, or wildlands, or damage homes or other structures.
All insects, weeds, and other living organisms require control in every situation.
IPM is a process to solve pest problems while minimizing risks to people and environment.
IPM consists of ___ different control methods.
Disposing of containers in the yard that may collect water such as old tires, buckets, and other containers helps control mosquito populations.
_______________ help control mosquito populations.
Not all mosquitos can be eliminated – some species will fly for miles from breeding sites.
Mosquitos have complete metamorphosis consisting of an egg, 3 larval molts, pupae, and adult.
Glue boards are the preferred method in homes, garages, and other structures where only a few mice are present.
Benefits of trapping for rodents include:
A key to successful long-term mouse control is limiting shelter and food sources :
Sanitation is fundamental to rat control and must be continuous.
1969: Term and abbreviation IPM formalized.
IPM is rooted in Agriculture and consists of _______________
Copper acetoarsenite was first used to kill rats in sewers in Paris. Thus its name “Paris Green”.
Pesticides were developed from mostly inorganic materials until the 1940’s.