|integrated pest management
|Pronunciation:||in-tuh-grA-tid pest man-uhj-muhnt|
|Definition :||This is a type of pest control that is easier on the environment than traditional chemical-only pest control. It uses a combination of ecologically friendly techniques, including: natural predators, botanical insecticides, crop rotation, and the physical removal of certain pests.|
The idea isn't to kill off all pests, but to keep pests under control. |
Often integrated pest management takes more money and labor to set up, and results aren't always immediate.