If you think pest control is all about using hazardous chemicals to eliminate bugs, then you’ve been talking to the wrong companies. Did you know there is such a thing as ecofriendly pest control?
Integrated pest management, or IPM, is a process you can use to solve pest problems while minimizing risks to people and the environment. IPM can be used to manage all kinds of pests anywhere—in urban, agricultural, and wildland or natural areas. What are some other advantages of IPM?
- Proactive Actions: With IPM, you take actions ahead-of-time to keep pests from becoming a problem, such as by growing a healthy crop that can withstand pest attacks, using disease-resistant plants, or caulking cracks to keep insects or rodents from entering a building.
- Environmental Factors: Rather than simply eliminating the pests you see right now, using IPM means you’ll look at environmental factors that affect the pest and its ability to thrive. Armed with this information, we can create conditions that are unfavorable for the pest.
- Combined Methods: IPM is an effective, long-term way to manage pests by using a combination of methods that work better together than separately. The combination of methods includes biological control (or the use of natural enemies), cultural controls (or practices that reduce pest establishment, reproduction, dispersal, and survival), mechanical and physical controls (or those that kill a pest directly, block pests out, or make the environment unsuitable for them) and chemical controls (use of pesticides in a way that minimizes harm to people).
Why Choose a Company that Uses IPM?
Companies, such as Alexandria Pest Services, that take an IPM approach can help reduce long-term costs by dealing with the causes of the problem, not just the symptoms. Because low-risk pesticides are used only when needed, environmental and health impacts are reduced, as well.
Alexandria Pest Services Takes an IPM Approach
At Alexandria Pest Services (APS), we utilize IPM as a comprehensive solution with minimal risk to eradicate pest problems. Our services include inspection, identification, and treatment, and our approach ensures that your family can enjoy a safe environment that is free of insects and rodents. Our goal is to provide you with the very best in pest control services at affordable prices. We offer single application treatments and seasonal programs. Contact us today to find out more!