Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in natural ecosystems — forests and rangelands — requires a thorough understanding of insect populations and their impact on ecosystem health, treatment strategies, and the effectiveness and cost of various control options.
IPM practices help maintain the long-term health and biodiversity of forest ecosystems, including urban forests.
Learn about Principles of Forest Pest Management, bugwood.org
Habitat management, including grazing, prescribed burns, mowing and herbicide applications, can be used control arthropod infestations and protect pollinators.
Common Forest Insects
- Douglas fir tussock moth
- Emerald ash borer
- Forest Insect Pests, mobile app from bugwood.org
- Insects in forests, eXtension
- Invasive forest insects, eXtension
- Mountain pine beetle
- Spruce beetle
Common Grassland Insects
- Grasshopper Integrated Pest Management User Handbook, USDA
- Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West, University of Wyoming
- Rangeland Insects, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
According to the Colorado State Forest Service, thousands of ash trees in Colorado Springs could be fighting for their lives in the coming years is Emerald Ash Borer makes it’s way into the city. Get the latest information from the Colorado Department of Agriculture.
A new YouTube video featuring Mary Small of Colorado State University Extension, describing the Emerald Ash Borer, which was found in Boulder, Colorado in 2013, and the problems caused by this invasive insect.