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Last modified: 2/27/2012 2:24 PM

The reliance upon pesticides has fueled major concerns and controversies. There have been many advances in the strategies and practices for managing pests. In order for you to understand the complexities of pest management and overall eco-system management the following resources will be helpful to direct policy makers, budget managers, researchers, teachers, practitioners and other pest management professionals into appropriate areas of scientific & project management literature.
Pest control operators, public health officials, IPM & pollution prevention coordinators, nurserymen, ground maintenance personnel, sanitarians, garden shop personnel, city foresters, roads/airport/facility/park maintenance managers, horticulturists, landscape architects, backyard gardeners and other professionals will be afforded a good reference point for the incorporation of alternate strategies into their pest control projects.

  • Reasons for IPM: Pesticide Use Learn more about profiles of pesticide, if there an ideal pesticide, pesticide labels & material safety data, pesticide emergencies what to do and who to call, pesticide waste disposal and pesticide related safety education.
  • Reasons for IPM: Risks/Perception Learn more about pesticides - associated human health risks, impacts on the environment and issues related to specific substances.
  • Legislative/Policy Framework Remain informed on the regulations and policy developments prepared by federal, state, county and municipal jurisdictions.
  • Best Practices and Alternative Approaches to Pest Management Find out about strategies that encourage pesticide reduction through the use of sustainable landscape design and other pest management techniques.
  • Management Tools Improve the performance of your pest management program through the use of tools such as: total cost analysis, training modules, model pesticide reduction plans, evaluation criteria, and monitoring/reporting mechanisms.
  • Santa Clara County’s IPM Administrative Guidelines and Procedures Find out about SCC IPM & Pesticide Use Ordinance, Preparation & Maintenance of Department IPM Plans, Maintenance of IPM Data & Documents, Selection of IPM Product & Service Providers, Are you deciding to use pesticide, Pesticide Application Posting & Notification, Pest Management Activity & Pesticide use Reporting System (PURS), IPM Training, Demonstrations, Public Education & Outreach, Pest Management Field/Site Surveys, Quality Control & IPM Performance Management, Specific Use Guidelines
  • Outreach Tools Deliver your message effectively to a political or public audience with the help of these communication/marketing tools