Working in the professional pest control industry we handle many different types of products and chemicals. Knowledge and caution is important when using these types of products. Taking into consideration the safety of humans, animals, the structure to be treated, type of pest and environment.
This is where IPM comes in. IPM (Integrated Pest Management) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management. Which relies on a combination of common-sense practices. As a result, the programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. Along with available pest control methods, IPM is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means. Which means, with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.
Other Settings for IPM
The IPM approach is not only just for pest and insects around your home. In addition, IPM can also work toward Agricultural and Non-Agricultural settings. For example, On the side of organic food production IPM concepts may be applied as well; limiting the use of pesticides product from natural sources as opposed to synthetic chemical products.
Because when it comes to IPM, prevention is just as important. You can easily start “do it yourself” prevention strategies around your home. For instance, repairing window screens, weather stripping around doors. Repairing leaks as soon as possible. Not leaving pet food/water out all night, keeping your yard clear of clutter and leaf litter etc. Being proactive and preventing issues is key in pest prevention. Keeping up on simple things like this can save you time, money and headache. Therefore, keeping your property “tidy” and well kept will provide less shelter options for potential future pests.
In conclusion, using this approach helps us be an efficient pest professional to our customers and environment. If you have any questions about the safety and products we use, please give our office a call.