IPM is a system of strategies (preventive and corrective) that are used to manage pests (organisms that are detrimental to natural resources, food production and human/animal health). Pest management decisions are based upon monitoring and correct pest identification. IPM is an ecologically-based system that focuses on perdurable prevention of pests and their damage. The most common management strategies are grouped into the categories of biological, cultural, mechanical and physical, regulatory, and chemical controls. The following are some programs that IPM Oklahoma! is involved with.