Urban pest management: A conceptual framework
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Urban integrated pest management (IPM) is concerned with a dynamic system consisting of a seminatural urban ecosystem and characteristics human components, linked by information channels. Systems science provides the perspective and organization required to deal with this complex, multiresource system. The focal point for research and implementation programs must be the interaction between people and pests affecting their psychological sense of well-being. A procedure for arriving at a workable definition of the urban pest ecosystem for a particular region is suggested. The immediate goal of urban IPM is to provide information to environmental managers enabling them to deal with urban pest problems in ways which are ecologically sound and which satisfy the public's perceived needs (this may include altering those perceptions). The long-term objective is to arrive at new designs for urban environments that will minimize negative interactions between people and pests and minimize the use of pesticides in urban areas. © 1983.
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Sawyer, A. J., and R. A. Casagrande. "Urban pest management: A conceptual framework." Urban Ecology 7, 2 (1983). doi: 10.1016/0304-4009(83)90033-5.