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  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Protecting Pollinators
  • Invasive Species
  • Reducing Pesticides
  • Mosquito Control Program

Integrated Pest Management Program

Ecological Integrated Pest ManagementIPM Pollinators Mosquitoes Lawns Rats and Weeds Pesticides

 

What is Integrated Pest Management?

The city's approach to Integrated Pest Management or IPM is true to the  original concept, that was developed by a group of professors at the University of California in the late 1950's in response to the "fast-moving pesticide treadmill" associated with the overuse of pesticides, particularly DDT after World War II. One of the biggest problems with relying on pesticides is that, in most cases, very little of the pesticide actually reaches the target, and instead ends up in the air, water, soil and affecting wildlife and people. Rather than focusing on one species, Ecologically-Based IPM considers the entire web of life within the ecosystem, working with natural processes to keep populations of all living things, including pests, in balance. Learn more about different aspects of IPM, what the city is doing and what you can do by visiting different program areas. 

 

 

 

 

Boulder Pollinator Garden Project

The Boulder Pollinator Garden Project

Do you want to be part of a local movement to make Boulder a pollinator haven and work together to blanket our city with beautiful native flowers that support our bees, butterflies and birds? Learn how, at  BeeBoulder.org  and find out about events, workshops and more.