Although the City of Brandon’s current management strategy includes the use of maintenance practices that demonstrate responsible pest controls, there is also a need to establish formal pest control guidelines. These guidelines will be in the form of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan that will serve as a guide for Brandon landscape professionals and the citizens of our community. Infestations of pests can cause considerable damage, whether it relates to the quality of turf, stress to our urban forest, or the aesthetics of floral displays. The purpose of these formal guidelines is to outline pests control practices that demonstrate an ecological approach to vegetation and pest management with the emphasis on the reduction of pesticide use.

The guidelines also address the concerns of many citizens with regard to the location and frequency of pesticide applications throughout our community. The IPM plan will provide our community with the tools required to manage pest populations a

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