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In the Garden

This website contains information on common garden insects, and other arthropods, of Wyoming. Know your bug before treating because you might not need to treat. Some insects, and many spiders, are beneficial in controlling other insect pest species. Follow the provided links to learn more about your bug and, if treatment is necessary, we suggest you try Integrated Pest Management (IPM) alternatives before applying pesticides.

What is IPM?

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a process you can use to solve pest problems while minimizing risks to people and the environment. IPM takes the pests biology into account and relies heavily on prevention. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Costa are reduced when the underlying problems are addressed.


  • We save money in the long run, or we manage our pest problems more effectively within an already limited budget.
  • Immediately, we reduce public health risks to any unintended side effects from routine pesticide exposure while still managing for pests.
  • We reduce the trend toward pest resistance to chemical treatments.
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Phone: (307) 766-2508


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