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Explore the links in this section for IPM solutions and resources for home, garden, and landscapes, as well as schools and urban settings. If you have specific pest related questions, call the MSU Extension hotline at 888-789-3464 or post your question through the Ask An Expert feature. You will receive an email response from an MSU Extension employee or one of our trained volunteers.

What is IPM?

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective approach to pest management that protects the environment and public health from pest-associated threats.  This approach involves five basic steps: 1) inspection, 2) identification, 3) treatment, 4) monitoring and 5) evaluation. When used in combination with available pest management methods, the approach reduces pest challenges using the most economical means and with the least possible impact to health, property, quality of life and the environment.

For more information:

The MSU IPM Program maintains this site as an access point to pest management information at MSU. The IPM Program is administered within the Department of Entomology, fueled by research from the AgBioResearch, delivered to citizens through MSU Extension, and proud to be a part of Project GREEEN.