What Is Integrated Pest Management?

Identifying The Problem
Identifying The Problem

What is Integrated Pest Management? Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the most complete form of pest control available. IPM addresses pest and rodent problems using three common sense techniques:

  1. Inspection
    Inspecting your business for signs of infestation and damage identifies active pest problems.
  2. Identification
    Identifying the type and number of pests present is key to determining the most effective management strategy.
  3. Treatment
    Professional treatment, combining multiple pest control techniques, increases treatment effectiveness. Treatments include:

    • Biological controls
      The use of natural enemies of pests, such as predators, competitors, parasites, and pathogens.
    • Cultural controls
      Controlling factors that affect pest establishment, reproduction, dispersal, and survival, such as water and food.
    • Mechanical/physical controls
      Barriers and traps, such as adding screens and sealing holes, mulching to control weeds, and removing aging lumbar and debris are all examples of mechanical/physical controls.
    • Chemical controls
      The minimal use of appropriate chemicals in conjunction with the above methods offers a long-term solution.

Does my business need Integrated Pest Management?
Don’t lose the investment you’ve made in your business. Rodent and pest issues can ruin your reputation. Proper IPM techniques protect your bottom line and good name, preventing health and safety risks resulting from pest infestation.

Don’t settle for a one size fits all pest control approach. Trust in the professionals at Stern Environmental Group for the most comprehensive solution to your New Jersey business’ unique pest control needs.