What is Integrated Pest Management?
"Pest management is the reduction of pest problems by actions selected after the life systems of the pests are understood and the ecological as well as economic consequences of these actions have been predicted, as accurately as possible, to be in the best interest of mankind". "In development of a pest management program, priority is given to understanding the role of intrinsic and extrinsic factors in causing seasonal and annual change in pest populations" (Rabb, R. L. and F. E. Guthrie, 1970. Concepts of pest management. Proceedings. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C. 242 pp.)