The National Park Service conducts an integrated pest management (IPM) program to reduce risks to the public, park resources, and the environment from pests and pest-related management strategies. IPM is a decision-making process that coordinates knowledge of pest biology, the environment, and available technology to prevent unacceptable levels of pest damage, by cost-effective means, while posing the least possible risk to people, resources and the environment.
Structural pests that are common to Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park area include:
The park pecan orchard was historically treated for:
Currently the park does not manage the pecan orchard for production, so pest management is concerned with maintaining the overall health of the orchard.
Outdoor pests associated with ornamentals in the formal landscapes around the park's historic structures include the Gelatinous Whitefly (Aleuroplatus gelatinosus) and Iris Whitefly (Aleyrodes spiraeoides). Exotic outdoor pests include the Crape Myrtle Aphid (Tinocallis kahawaluokalani), San Jose Scale (Quadraspidiotus perniciosi), and Citrus Whitefly (Dialuerodes citri).
Last updated: February 24, 2015