Pests & IPM


What is IPM?

IPM stands for Integrated Pest Management. It is a system for managing pest problems using a range of safe, least-toxic methods. IPM is integrated because it uses biological, organic, cultural, mechanical and chemical options for managing pest problems.For more information on the basics of IPM strategies, visit Cornell University's IPM in a Nutshell page

Diagnostic Services

CCE-Rockland offers plant, insect and disease identification and diagnostic services for $8/sample.

 If necessary, samples can be sent to Cornell University for identification, at a charge of $25/sample. For more information about submitting a sample, visit: The Cornell University Diagnostic Laboratory.

Useful Links

New York State Integrated Pest Management - IPM publications, tools and resources for vegetables, fruits, ornamentals, lawns and field crops. Fact sheets also address IPM concerns for Buildings & Schools (including extensive fact sheets on bedbugs); Nursery, Greenhouse & Christmas Trees; and Landscapes, Parks & Golf Courses.

Cornell publications with IPM strategies for managing insect pests in the home and garden:

Here's a page from our friends at CCE Oneida on Lawn Pests.

Beneficial insects - A brief overview of beneficial insects that can be your allies in dealing with garden pests, from the Insect Diagnostic Laboratory at Cornell's Department of Entomology.

Last updated June 21, 2017