INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
Standard Pest Management has been dedicated to the practice of Integrated Pest Management as a founding concept of our firm since 1929 although back then it was considered common sense pest control. Most recently our commitment was acknowledged in 2004 when Standard received Cornell University’s prestigious “Excellence in IPM Award”.
IPM is a concept that utilizes various pest management tools to achieve control.
It is a practice which requires the cooperation of clients in regard to sanitation and
good housekeeping practices.
Some basic IPM steps utilized by Standard in structural pest management are.
- Inspection and monitoring of potential pest activity and communication with management to allows for the addressing of any pest presence or concerns.
- Accurate identification of pests and consideration of the biological and ecological factors which contribute to conditions conducive of pest presence.
- Selection of appropriate control methods based on urban threshold levels, environmental considerations and client education.
- Control measures which include education, habitat modification, sanitation, mechanical control and the sensible use of appropriate reduced risk when possible pesticides, followed by subsequent evaluation to insure successful control.
- Client outreach in regard to conditions conducive to pest infestation.
Specific IPM actions might include:
Sealing of cracks and crevices which provide access and shelter along with attention
to such items as the replacement of damaged screens and pest exclusion.
Recommendations in regard to habitat modification or cultural behavior might include proper storage of food along with refuse and recyclable best practices, the importance of addressing moisture issues and pest wise sanitation practices.
Incorporation of non-chemical devices to monitor and assist in controlling pest populations. These items include snap traps, multiple catch traps, various insect monitors, rodent adhesion pads and insect light traps.
Standard is committed to IPM and encourages and expects our client partners to be a part of the solution and not part of the pest problem. Please contact us in regard to any IPM or pest management questions or concerns or for insect specific fact sheets.