Thurston County believes that effective pest control
should begin with a very good understanding of the pest
(habitat, life cycle, diet, reproduction, etc.) and why it
is a problem. We have researched many pests to better
understand what types of environmental factors promote them
and what combination of control methods will keep them at
tolerable levels. We then develop prescriptions (fact
sheets) that provide information about the pest and the
procedures that will be used to monitor and control it. Each
prescription contains a description of the pest or
vegetation problem, its negative impacts, a monitoring
process, non-chemical control strategies, chemical
control strategy, and the timing for these events.
IPM PRESCRIPTIONS: The following link will take you
to prescriptions that have been developed by County staff
with information that has been researched and been shown to
be effective. Many of these prescriptions follow the same
methods that the County uses; some have been developed
specifically for homeowners and land managers in Washington
State. The information that is provided may be useful to
people in other regions, but the chemicals that have been
reviewed for use within these prescriptions are registered
for use in the state of Washington and may not be available
or be registered for use in other states.
Go to homeowner prescriptions.
Contact Patrick Soderberg at 360-867-2586 or by
Email if you have any questions.