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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

Organics: GreenScapes

GreenScapes emphasizes reducing the amount of pesticides used for landscape practices, though recognizes they are sometimes necessary. Pesticides can pose risks to humans and to the environment. Fortunately, in many situations, there are alternative methods to control pests.

GreenScapes recommends considering and using these methods as part of an overall pest management strategy, often called Integrated Pest Management. In technical terms, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the coordinated use of pest and environmental information with available pest control methods to prevent unacceptable levels of pest damage by the most economical means and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.

If pesticides are absolutely necessary, GreenScapes advises they be used correctly as recommended by the label.


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