Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an approach to pest control that strives to manage pests at acceptable levels. The plan begins with techniques that are least disruptive, such as planting resistant varieties, using biological controls, mechanical controls, less toxins, appropriate cultural techniques and gradually reducing synthetic pesticides as weed pressure is reduced within a threshold over time.
In 2008, formal procedures were established to the existing Park and Recreation Department's IPM practices, as a part of the Department's Renaissance Plan.
Pesticides are typically applied to turf areas, hardscapes, ornamental beds and around permanent fixtures (e.g. signs, bollards).
Learn more about the Dallas Park and Recreation Department's IPM program here.
Pesticides must be registered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which is the regulating agency that protects human health and the environment. The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) also requires that all state-limited-use pesticides are registered. All pesticides are to be used in accordance with the label guidelines.
Public Notification Notification signs will be posted the same day of application.