As more home and business owners seek to minimize exposure to chemical pesticides, commercial pest control providers are increasingly turning to integrated pest management solutions. How well does this approach work for pest control?
The Inner Workings of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Environmentally friendly and safe for humans and pets, integrated pest management solutions reduce chemical exposure and subsequent health and environmental risks. IPM seeks to prevent and control pests through a three phase approach:
1. Monitor and identify pests in the environment.
2. Preventing or excluding pests from entering the environment.
3. Control pests, balancing the risks and efficacy of treatment.
What Solutions Might Be Involved with IPM?
At the onset of infestation, lower-risk pest control measures are preferred such as natural chemicals and pheromones. If this approach is effective, treatment is concluded. If this more natural approach proves ineffective, chemical baits or pesticides are then integrated, beginning with the safest and most effective options.
Integrated Pest Management is Beneficial in Large & Small Scale Applications
Whether you are looking for a more natural pest control alternative for your home or commercial property, IPM is effective and endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency.
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