The control of undesirable weeds, insects, diseases, animals and other organisms that cause damage or annoyance is the objective of practicing pest management. This can be achieved through the use of environmentally sensitive prevention, avoidance, monitoring and suppression strategies to improve the quantity and quality of agricultural crops while minimizing pest resistance and negative impacts on humans, animals, and soil and water resources.
Such considerations as distance to neighboring residences and water resources, vegetation on adjacent lands, and soil characteristics are useful in developing a safe and effective pest management plan. Appropriate management of the land undergoing treatment is essential for safety and the continued success of the plan.
Montgomery Soil Conservation District|
18410 Muncaster Road
Derwood, MD 20855