Integrated Pest Management

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Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a practice promoting sustainable pest management methods that minimize health, environmental and economic risks.

  • It is an approach that uses a combination of techniques to suppress pest populations (for example, weeds, insects, diseases, etc.).
  • All necessary techniques are consolidated in a unified program so that pests are kept at acceptable levels in an effective and economical manner that is not detrimental to human health and the environment.
Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners Resolution No. 2012-098 which confirms the continued adoption of Integrated Pest Management as the county’s standard pest management practice and maintains the Integrated Pest Management Advisory Board.
It is the goal of Sarasota County Government to reduce the risk to human health and the environment by minimizing the use of pesticides through application of integrated pest management practices and emphasizing proven, effective least-toxic and non-toxic approaches and products.