Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control utilize an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to controlling mosquitoes within their District boundaries. IPM is defined as “an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment.” (US EPA) The District uses several techniques to maximize their mosquito control efforts. These include: physical control, chemical control, biological control, and public information.