Integrated Pest Management
A Safer Method of Pest Control
In the past Pest Control was usually just the blanket spraying of insecticides or pesticides in and around the home. With time B.O.G. Pest Control has evolved into the Integrated Pest Management program approach. Leading manufacturers and pest management professionals have been refining products and methods in order to eliminate target pests with the lowest impact on non-target pests and the environment. We at B.O.G. Pest Control have moved into the area of Integrated Pest Management. Our program is multifaceted, comprehensive and has been developed with safety as a paramount concern.
An effective Integrated Pest Management Program (IPM) requires the guidance of a Pest Management Professional from B.O.G. Pest Control. When executed properly, it is a true partnership between homeowners and Pest Management Professional that can help manage pest populations in and around your home.
The five steps of the B.O.G. Pest Control IPM program:
In this phase, B.O.G. Pest Control inspector will assess your home's risk of infestation. Our inspector will identify any existing pests and note cracks, crevices, points of entry into your home and will uncover potential food sources, the presence of water sources, and look for signs of existing pest activity. From this your inspector from B.O.G. Pest Control will develop a prevention plan that can drastically reduce your home's susceptibility to invasion.
2. Removal of food and harborage
In a chemically oriented approach to pest control, all other steps to discourage and control infestations are ignored in favor of introducing large amounts of pesticides into the environment. In an effective IPM program from B.O.G. Pest Control, pests are first discouraged by creating an environment unsuitable for them. This means removing food and water supply sources (including leaky pipes), compost sites, general yard debris, accessible pet food, garbage and other food sources.
During the inspection process, your IPM will identify specific areas of vulnerability to pest invasion and create a customized plan for controlling and eliminating any problems without introducing unnecessary chemicals and hazards. Your IPM professional from B.O.G. Pest Control will maintain a vigilant effort to remove or seal points of entry into your home and keep them sealed. He will help you identify situations such as high moisture areas, overhanging branches or debris piles – which could attract pests or provide pathways into your home. This ongoing service has a major impact on keeping your home from becoming an attractive living site for insects, and other pests.
4. Judicious usage of pesticides
Even after a thorough assessment of conditions, development of a management plan and creation of a "pest proofing" program, there may be the need to eliminate an existing infestation. In the IPM program of B.O.G. Pest Control product application is just one part of an effective multi-faceted program; it can be performed with restraint and focus. This means only those pesticides necessary to address your specific problem will be used and only in the locations and quantities necessary. And as much as possible, these products will be specially selected for lower toxicity to people, pets, non-target pests and the environment in general.
The final part of IPM from B.O.G.Pest Control is an ongoing monitoring program to ensure that your home maintains conditions that discourage pests and to identify the presence of pests before they become full-blown infestations.
A GREENER ALTERNATIVE
For a greener approach to pest control, we are now using a variety of materials that are not even labeled as pesticides, many of which have been approved for food and beverage consumption and are exempt from EPA registration. These products contain a patented blend of botanical oils that target a wide range of pests both inside and out. These natural, eco-friendly treatments have proven to be just as effective as traditional pesticides. To find out more on alternative pest control please contact Blades of Green today!.