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Traditional Pest Control vs Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

The federal government describes Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as “a coordinated system of technological and management practices to control pests in a safe, environmentally sound, and economically manner”. The ultimate goal of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is to create an environment where pests do not want to live. Sealing any entrances that pests may enter, making sure gutters are clean and in working order, cutting back trees and shrubs from touching homes and making sure screens fit tight and have no holes are some simple ways of implementing Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

Traditional pest control primarily focuses on chemical means by using pesticides. Many times treatments were only performed when a pest problem occurred. IPM utilizes methods of environmental changes and pesticide applications as needed. IPM also consists of using traditional pest control methods with scientifically designed treatments to lower pesticide usage and performing preventative treatments. Using less product is not only environmentally friendly, it is smart.

To put IPM in perspective, it can be as simple as closing a door or window to repairing or replacing a leaking roof.

What We Do

We at PermaKIll Exterminating have been using Scientifically Designed Pest Control Treatments (IPM) since we started in 1987. Pests are smart so we have to be smarter. We employ all the latest treatment techniques in conjunction with practices that have worked in the past. As Pest Control Professionals we are committed to the highest standards and being the best pest control company. The most fascinating by-product of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is even the “old-timers” can see the value in IPM because it may lower costs.

Many times homeowners can treat there own pest problems. Unfortunately, many homeowners think “if a little is good, more will be better.” This is not the case. The products available today have been tested and tested again. If the label (directions) are not followed correctly the pest may not go away and over-usage may cause a safety concern. Depending on the pest, it is usually smart to call in a Pest Control Specialist and get the job done right the first time. We can buy all the tools and parts required to fix a car, but few of us have the knowledge to actually fix it.

If you need a pest control professional like PermaKill Exterminating, please contact us right away!