Pest Management Recommendations

When providing pest management strategies, MSU Extension Master Gardeners (EMGs) are required to provide an integrated pest management approach (using cultural, mechanical, biological and chemical methods).

Chemical pesticide recommendations are restricted to only those made in recent Extension publications, or pesticide labeling. Remember that it is illegal to use or to recommend the use of a pesticide that is inconsistent with the pesticide labeling (label on the product, attached material and any additional printed material provided by the chemical company). EMGs should encourage clients to read the pesticide labeling instead of providing them with application or dilution rates.