Integrated Pest Management for Commercial Facilities Throughout the NYC & NJ Metro Area
Throughout the NYC and NJ metro area, it is no secret that the area has always had a pest problem. With the growth of a large city, you can expect that you will have some issues. Historical buildings, while beautiful architecturally and culturally, have always been the site for pests to congregate in. As the buildings get old, they will have an increased vulnerability to some of these problems. Here at Standard Pest Management, we do pest proofing to help businesses feel free from pests.
The damage that pests can cause to a building can’t be underestimated, which is why you should hire people for the job as soon as possible. Don’t wait. You may think to try to do this on your own, but you have a problem with this. You don’t have the same level of knowledge to handle it, and many times, you can even worsen the problem.
The Reasons & Advantages Behind Why Your Business Needs Integrated Pest Management
Your business needs this because of how you could think of it as an investment. If customers find out that you have a roach problem or a rat problem, this can irreparably damage the reputation of your business. You will have a hard time recovering from it.
When we do rodent proofing, not only do we take care of the rodents currently in the building, but we handle the problem at the source: Food. When you take care of where the rodents can get food, they start to die off because they don’t have enough food to support their populations. We also set traps and bait stations that can eliminate the problem as quickly and humanely as possible. No prisoners are taken.
The Steps We Follow in Practicing Integrated Pest Management for Your Facility
The Identification of Pests in Your Facility
Having a professional on hand will help you to identify the pests at your facility. It helps to call in the big guns because of how they have experience working with them, and they will know what it is through sheer power of experience.
Experience becomes a powerful form of wisdom. With the help of a professional, you can figure out the type of pest that you might be dealing with. It is important to have a professional look at it because of how the average person could mislabel it and make a bigger mess.
Monitoring and Assessing Pest Numbers and Damage
After you have identified the pest in New York City, next you will need a professional to determine the numbers. What level of infestation is it at? Once they have reached a number, they will begin to monitor it to determine the success rate and if the numbers are decreasing.
When the numbers fail to decrease, they can look at some of the possible reasons for this and what they can do to help with lowering the pest levels. Constant monitoring is required after you have determined that you have pests at your business. Don’t take an L on this! Take a win!
Guidelines for When Management Action is Needed
In general, we take the IPM or integrated pest management approach. That means that we take a broad approach intended to control them through economic means and suppress their populations before it can cause economic damage.
We will do disinfecting & decontamination as the need arises for it. Meanwhile, we hope to minimize the risks to both the customers of the business and the business owner and employees. We want everyone to feel safe.
Preventing Future Pest Problems
Important to note, if you want to have success, you have to take active measures that led to the pest problem in the first place. You have to keep cleaning thoroughly and do what you can to ensure that they don’t get provided with a new food source.
You might even draw up guidelines for your employees to ensure that this practice gets enacted to see the most success. An exterminator can only do so much, but if the people don’t take active measures to prevent a second breakout, they will have the problem all over again. Pest control only handles a current problem, but it does nothing to handle future problems without proactive measures.
Using a Combination of Biological, Cultural, Physical/Mechanical and Chemical Management Tools
We wage war on every front because of how we have seen that it yields the highest chances of success. When we show up to do a pest control job, we look for every way to attack the pests.
We want to make sure that our customers succeed in getting rid of them. We send out an experienced technician who understand how to use these tools.
After Action is Taken, Assessing the Effect of Pest Management
Once we have taken action against the pests, we wait to see what the results look like. If the results border anything south of perfect, we adjust our approach until we find what works for taking care of the problem.
Always, one of our biggest goals is to have a low environmental impact. That matters because we want to do whatever we can to use safe products that won’t harm the environment or the people inside of the home.
Monitoring, Assessment & Treatment Choices Make for the Best Overall Solution
The best solution is the one that will not only handle the pests, but it makes sure that they don’t come back. At every step, you have to monitor, assess and treat in a way that pays attention to how they’re responding to it.
IPM is the approach that we use. We use rodent exclusion and pest exclusion tactics, which means that we take active measures to keep future occurrences from happening. We do business in New Jersey and New York City, and if you’d like to learn more, we invite you to check us out.