If you want the most effective and consistent pest control, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the only acceptable choice. IPM is a process of combining all available and appropriate control options to manage or prevent a pest, rather than just depending on a single method. It’s like bringing the whole toolbox instead of just coming with a hammer!
Varment Guard practices integrated pest management (IPM) in every commercial service. This results in reduced risk to non-target organisms, minimal intrusiveness and improved long-term results. IPM also allows for flexibility in meeting your individual pest control needs, since every store, warehouse, or commercial facility has different pest pressures and requirements.
What to Expect From Integrated Pest Management
The goal of IPM is to give the most complete and enduring pest management available. Rather than just looking at speed or reduction, it focuses on eliminating the problem at its source.
While some pest populations need quick resolution, improper treatment can result in a false impression that the pest problem is being solved. Without IPM, insect survivors often escape the treatment zone and either remain concealed until pesticide residues break down or they invade new areas of the building. In other cases the source isn’t properly identified, and it’s like battling a fire by blowing away the smoke. You end up battling the problem over and over again.
But with IPM you will get the most lasting and satisfactory resolution of your pest problems. It isn’t just a way to do effective pest control: Integrated Pest Management is the way to do effective pest control, and nobody does IPM better than Varment Guard.
Whether it is drain flies, stored product pests, cockroaches, bed bugs or rodents, we have the experience, training, tools and flexibility to meet your needs for consistent, fast, and effective pest management. We accomplish it through IPM.
How you can Help with Integrated Pest Management
To be truly effective, IPM requires cooperation from both the pest control operator and the customer. Here are some ways you can make the process more successful:
- Keep production and work spaces clean and uncluttered. Clutter provides harborage to many pests and can make controlling them more difficult.
- Note and report exact locations where insect pests are seen. Collect specimens when possible for identification.
- Refrain from using your own insecticides without approval of your pest control company, since they can cause infestations to spread, interfere with other products, and reduce IPM effectiveness.
Contact Varment Guard for a consultation today, and discover how effective Integrated Pest Management can be!
Basic Components of Integrated Pest Management
- Inspection and communication to determine the source, correct identity and possible harborage of pests, pest-conducive conditions, and variable that might influence the treatment plan.
- Create a plan for action implementing all appropriate control types, which may include mechanical, cultural, biological, chemical, and environmental controls.
- Communicate the plan and establish cooperation of customers and/or residents to ensure optimal results of IPM.
- Carry out the Integrated Pest Management plan.
- Correctly document all results of inspection, conditions, corrective actions and communications with cooperating parties.
- Follow up to determine if IPM solution is working satisfactorily. Inspect, make adjustments as needed, and continue process until problem is resolved.
- Continue process to proactively stop further pest issues from happening.