Best Practices for Safe Pest Management
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the most effective way to control pest populations around your home and business. Not only is this approach effective and economically sound, it’s also the most environmentally-friendly pest control option. IPM limits the application of pesticides to circumstances where they’re necessary and other treatment options would be ineffective. This protects the health of your family by limiting any potential exposure to harsh chemicals.
Reduced Use of Pesticides
Pesticides are useful and sometimes a necessary tool for pest control. Pesticide application should always be conducted by experienced individuals who understand the risks of chemical exposure and abide by the strictest safety precautions. By eliminating conditions that are attractive to insects and wildlife, we can greatly reduce the need for pesticide applications in the first place. Some IPM methods include:
- Exclusion: Screening, caulking and sealing potential points of entry keeps unwanted pests out of your space
- Environmental Inspection: Evaluating potential food sources for pests (ex. mulch beds, bird feeders, garbage areas, etc.) and limiting their access
- Moisture Management: Removing any sources of standing water inside and out via proper maintenance of roof gutters, drainage, soil grading, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, exterior spigots, irrigation systems, and more!
Trust Us for Proper Pest Control
Our goal is to do more than just to handle current problems with insects or wildlife – we want to make sure that your structures are safe and pest free in the long-term, with the least stress and financial burden on you. Looking at the big picture, the small pest issue you face today could hint toward a larger problem within your structure in the long term if the correct steps aren’t for treatment and prevention.
Routine maintenance of your home and property using integrated pest management techniques is best achieved by taking advantage of service contracts in order to ensure effective prevention, and to catch any pest problem that arises before it becomes a more difficult (and more expensive) issue to solve.
Contact us today for more information on our annual service contracts or for a free consultation!