All plants, including those that are sited in the right place, can suffer stress from primary pests or diseases. Integrated Pest Management or IPM is the component of Plant Health Care (PHC) that deals with treating stressed plants through a combination of mechanical, cultural, biological and chemical tactics.
Less than 10% of landscape pest problems warrant chemical pesticide use. After applying cultural and mechanical techniques, many pests can be kept in check with natural and biological means. Employing non-toxic IPM methods reduces harm to beneficial insects in your garden and exposure to children, pets and wildlife. Toxic runoff is decreased in our ground water, and environmental pollution is diminished.