4 Steps in Pest Management
- Identify the pest problem- This is the most important step. You need to know what pest you are trying to control and the proper methods to take to control the pest.
- Decide how much pest control is necessary- Do not try to over-do your pest control. Be reasonable when deciding what should be done.
- Choose an effective option- Be responsible and safe when choosing and applying your method of control.
- Evaluate the results- You must allow time for your control method to work. Compare the conditions before treatment with those after treatment.
The above steps and more tips on effective pest management can be found in the EPA's Citizen's Guide to Pest Control and Pesticide Safety