The most important tasks of a successful interdisciplinary IPM program are to identify key projects with each department and define common elements among the projects, then create umbrellas to minimize duplication or redundancy, adopting existing proven strategies that demonstrate the benefits of integration. Economic studies should be provided, and gradual adoption should be planned for, meeting departmental budgetary targets and disseminating knowledge to other practitioners.

The County IPM program is focused on non-production agriculture and structural IPM projects. The following key pest management and pesticide use projects are identified to ensure a sustainable Countywide IPM program:

Education and Outreach

  • Creating Regional Alliances and Connecting with Experts
  • Educating on Management Tools and Techniques
  • Exploring Best Practices and Alternative Approaches


  • General Structural (office buildings, correctional facilities, storage, etc.)
    Integrated Pest Management
  • Sensitive Environment Structural (hospitals, data centers, etc.)
    Integrated Pest Management
  • Indoor Plant and Landscape IPM
    Integrated Pest Management


  • Turf and Landscape IPM
    Integrated Pest Management
  • Invasive Species (noxious weeds) Management
    Integrated Pest Management
  • Rights-of-Way Vegetation Management
    Integrated Pest Management
  • Aquatic Vegetation Management
    Integrated Pest Management
  • Wildlife Management      
    Integrated Pest Management

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