Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an approach that seeks to effectively manage pest populations while having the least impact on the environment and human health. The process involves combining various pest control strategies to produce the most optimal, but safest, pest control programs tailored to each situation. Essentially, IPM prioritizes natural and administrative controls over the use of chemical methods where applicable. The pest populations’ level of severity acts to define each program’s preventative or control measures.
The IPM approach includes:
- Inspection and identification
- Prevention and control
- Periodic monitoring
At 1st Pest Control, the IPM approach is an integral component of our pest control services. We strive to incorporate environmentally-friendly treatment strategies, where possible, that will address your pest problem safely and effectively.