- What is IPM?
- How do I know if I need extermination?
- What are your "environmentally sound alternatives"?
- I have a whole bunch of pests. Do you have a solution?
- How long do I have to leave the premises?
- What about pets and children?
- Do the chemicals you use have a real bad odor?
- Do you guarantee your work?
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a method that focuses on knowing the pest in order to prevent pests from getting out of control. IPM is safer because non-chemical methods are the first line of defense. If chemicals must be used, always choose less hazardous products. Be sure to read warning labels before using any chemical products.Use IPM to eliminate pests safely
Step One: Find out what kind of pests you have and where they are coming from. Each pest has different habits so it's important to "know your enemy!" For rodents and roaches, sticky traps can tell you what and where they are.
Step Two: All pests look for food, water and shelter. If you understand what they want, you can take it away. This is the most important step in IPM and prevention!
- Keep living areas clean and uncluttered.
- Put food in tightly sealed containers.
- Keep trash in a closed container.
- Fix plumbing or water leaks
- Seal entry points such as gaps in walls, pipes, pavement and other surfaces using caulking, steel wool, or other pest-proof materials for.
Step Three: Use traps and baits first, along with less-toxic dusts such as boric acid.
- Put the bait close to the pest's hiding place.
- Do not spray any pesticides. This will keep the pests away from the bait.
- Choose and use chemicals very carefully!
- Read the label - it has valuable information on proper use.
The answer to this question is pretty simple. If you see just a few ants or just one mouse, those few ants or one mouse have a whole bunch of buddies lurking where you can't see them. If you have even a slightly visible problem then you have a problem. Left untreated, you could have a crisis.
We use state-of-the-art low toxicity chemicals that are much less harmful to people, pets, and their environments than what is currently offered by the majority of the pest control market.
If you have a feeling one treatment isn't enough to keep your house pest free, we offer a couple of different options.
Because we use low toxicity chemicals, you can usually stay home during the treatment. Flea and spider treatments require you to leave for 2-3 hours. Roaches, ants, mice, termites, and just about everything else can be taken care of while you're relaxing on the living room couch.
Children need to leave during the treatment and may return 2-3 hours after completion. We ask that during treatments, you either put your pets in a room that is not being treated or remove them from the structure until the materials we have used are dry. Fish tanks need to be covered.
Another great benefit of low toxicity chemicals is virtually odorless pest control. No longer do you need to be reminded that you received extermination by a nasty, lingering odor.
We stand behind all of our work. Should any problems arise within a reasonable amount of time after the completion of the job, we will return for no extra charge, completely hassle-free.