Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. The IPM program that Contra stands on uses current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment on the clients’ sites. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment. IPM takes advantage of all appropriate pest management options including, but not limited to, the judicious use of pesticides. It depends on a well done plan from the specialized company, and it’s followed by those concerned from the facility. IPM focuses on the sites’ existing pests which may provide a suitable pest reproduction, like some factors which help configure a suitable environment for pests (humidity, food remains, cracks, … etc.). After mechanically treating the issues and in case the pests still exist, Contra tends to use the safe chemical control that is suitable for the place and the pest.
You could wonder why we have chosen IPM as a work standard to control the pest at our customers’ sites although the direct use of chemicals could solve the problem from the first use. Here is some reasons that answer your wondering:
- Matching with the practices of safe environment management.
- Maintaining a pest-free environment through providing a higher level of expertise in control methods and documentation.
- Implementing changes that make the environment less suitable to pests survival through providing the safest, most effective means of dealing with many of the pests.
- Money saving.
- Safe for the people and environment.
- Gain a good reputation for the companies and homes.
- Not only require anybody who controls the pests in the site to take steps to minimize the risk of recurring problem/s but insists they prove it through written procedures and documented evidence of their implementation and enforcement.
IPM is not a single pest control method but, rather, a series of pest management evaluations, decisions and controls. There are five steps to IPM. Each pest management job must be analyzed separately. The five basic steps are involved:
- Problem Identification.
- Pesticide application.
The services of a pest control are often engaged as a means of demonstrating “due diligence”, choosing Contra as your pest contractor will prove to you that we are the best in the field.