Why use Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?

Existing pest problems can be solved using IPM. IPM programs are designed to reduce health hazards to the people, pets and non-target that can inhabit the building or structures.

IPM programs accomplish this by using approaches such as

  • Sanitation
  • Monitoring
  • Trapping
  • Using baits first rather than spraying
  • Using least hazardous/least toxic pesticides when they are needed.

By having an IPM program in place, you are taking special protective measures to reduce pesticide exposure to non-pest organisms and the environment.

Integrated pest management is not just the application of pesticides or absence of pesticides it’s understanding the science and biology of the pest and using that information to solve your pest problem.

IPM is also a way to minimize pests in and around your home.

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