Integrated Pest Management
What is Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?
The EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) defines Integrated Pest Management as:
"...an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of commonsense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interactions with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.
IPM programs take advantage of all pest management options possibly including, but not limited to, the judicious use of pesticides."
The Bottom Line: IPM is a global approach to pest management, covering pest identification and monitoring to pest elimination, control and prevention.
Why You Should Hire a Pest Control Company that Practices IPM?
IPM is a long-term pest control plan that attacks the cause of your pest control problems. Traditional pest control methods, in contrast, are often a band-aid solution and treat only the symptoms, relying on a single strategy of repeated broad treatment applications.
Integrated Pest Management takes into account the pest’s habits, biology and life cycle, as well as your specific environment. Only after a thorough investigation can we develop a targeted pest control plan that solves your current problem and prevents it from returning.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) vs.
Traditional Pest Control Methods
Integrated Pest Management:
A proactive approach focused on prevention
Multi-layered, targeted solution
Pest monitoring and treatment adjustment
Using the least toxic treatments first that will control the issue
Long-term pest control management
A reactive approach that delivers treatments after infestations
Repeat application of the same treatment or increase in dosage
Using the strongest treatment before other methods are considered
Temporary solution to ongoing problems
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High Rock Pest Control Delivers Results with Integrated Pest Management
High Rock Pest Control's IPM solutions begin with prevention.
For example, if you can eliminate (or greatly reduce) food, water and harborage conditions that attract pests, you can protect your home from an infestation.
Our expert pest control team will assess your home or property and create a personalized pest prevention plan.
Integrated Pest Management produces a pest-free environment without solely relying on heavy use of sprays of chemicals. The result? A healthy, environmentally safe, yet pest-free home.
Contact us today to learn more about our Integrated Pest Management methods or to get a free quote.