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Identify the Pest

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Decide if the Pest is a Problem

Choose the Safest Treatments

Different Ways to Keep Pests Away

Keep it Clean

Block Their Way

Use Your Hands

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Chemical Uses

bugs awayPest Control Tool Box

Although there are many ways to control pests, it can be puzzling trying to figure out the best way. The safer approach called Integrated Pest Management (IPM for short) has been developed to help us solve this puzzle! Integrated Pest Management looks at a pest problem from different angles and tries to come up with the safest way to control the pest. Using IPM is like having lots of tools in your toolbox. You first use the easiest tools and then move on to other tools if the problem is more complicated. To solve the puzzle of pest control, an IPM detective starts looking for the following clues...