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LandscapeIPM is a website developed to introduce and familiarize users with the principles and practices of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Texas.

The goal of IPM is not to to eradicate pests, but to eliminate pest problems by strengthening and stabilizing the landscape so that conditions are more favorable for plants than for pests.  This balance is achieved by employing a combination of IPM practices to prevent or avoid pest problems rather than treating them once they occur. By employing IPM concepts such as scouting and monitoring for pests that include insects and other arthropods, actions to suppress population levels can be made in a timely manner using a combination of the most environmentally-friendly and cost-effective tactics available.

For general insect questions or to get help with insect problems, visit Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Ask An Entomologist.


LandscapeIPM has been produced under the direction of  Bastiaan “Bart” Drees, Professor and Extension Entomologist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, in collaboration with:

  • Mark Muegge, Associate Professor and Extension Entomologist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Fort Stockton, TX
  • Mike Merchant, Professor & Extension Urban Entomologist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Dallas, TX
  • Mengmeng Gu, Assistant Professor and Extension Ornamental Horticulturist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Department of Horticultural Sciences