Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is economical, effective as well as health and environmentally-sensitive.
IPM is a stepwise approach to pest management that combines accurate knowledge of the pest and level of potential harm with multiple tactics to prevent, reduce or eliminate pests.
An insect that attacks grapes, apples, stone fruits, and pines, and threatens Pennsylvania and the United States.
Has cool weather stunted this spring's growing season?
April 30, 2015Spring may have sprung, but on a few recent days, the weather hasn’t made it easy to believe. Even with the frost warnings late last week and unseasonably low temperatures at the start of the week, gardeners say the cool temperatures shouldn’t affect the growing season too much.
April School IPM Newsletter Now Available
April 21, 2015Read about our new webinar on bed bugs for school nurses and other health care providers; silverfish; and sun safety tips including reducing sun exposure, how to apply sunscreen and insect repellents, and minimizing insect bites.
PA IPM News Spring 2015 Now Available
April 20, 2015Read about a new bed bug webinar and task force, new manuals on vegetable IPM and organic crop production, natural pest control, green cleaning tips and new labeling from the EPA.
New Manual for Vegetable Growers Now Available
April 20, 2015There are more than 4,000 vegetable growers throughout Pennsylvania, planting over 55,000 acres of vegetables. Now these growers have a new tool to reduce pesticides by using predators and other biological controls.
New Online Resource Will Help Control the Asian Longhorned Beetle
April 17, 2015The Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis, is a wood-boring insect that is capable of destroying 30% of the urban trees in the United States at an economic loss of $669 billion.