Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Services
This is where Green Pest Control starts.
We can inspect and help manage pest in many ways to limit the use of pesticides.
• Bag Clippings and Leaves
• Move Firewood Away from Structure
• Correction of Soil Around Foundation
• Trim Hedges Away from Structure
• Trim Low Tree Branches from Structure
• Pull Mulch Away from Foundations
• Cleaning Gutters and Unclog Downspouts
• Remove Old Tires and Debris
• Caulking Windows
• Weephole Exclusion
• Exclusion Services
Green Pest Control
What is Green Pest Control?
The truth is that at the moment there are no regulations regarding"Green Pest Control". In fact, any pest control company could advertise a "Green Pest Control Service" and will usually offer you 1 of 3 different options or maybe a combination for the 3.
1. IPM (Integrated Pest Management)
2. Organic or Biorational/Botanical Insecticide (Chemical derived from plants)
3. "Cautionary" Products (Chemicals with the word "CAUTION" under the Precautionary Statement on the label)
IPM: Integrated pest management is a strategy where thresholds are set, pest levels are monitored, steps are taken to prevent infestations by mechanical alterations. These are some of the steps that can be made by you.
• Keep tree branches well trimmed and away from the structure.
• Stack lumber and firewood away from the structure to eliminate harborage areas for spiders, centipedes, roaches and rodents. Don't forget about termites.
• Remove old tires that can fill up with water. It can provide a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other pest.
• Clean out rain gutters, especially after fall. Make sure that that downspouts are unclogged too.
• Vacuum often.
• Seal up window frames (that will help with your electric bill too)
• Keep bushes and shrubbery well trimmed and away from the structure.
• Inspect anything new to the home before bringing inside. examples: boxes, grocery bags, appliances, furniture
• Pull back mulch or soil from the foundation of the structure to reduce the chance of a termite infestation to go unnoticed.
• Seal food containers.
• Don't let trash or recycling pile up. Keep in closed bin.
• Keep lids on trash outside. Dispose of it regularly.
• Water should be channel from downspouts away from the foundation.
• Repair any leaky pipes.
• Seal up cracks, crevices and holes in visible and hidden areas, like under sinks. Also seal up around pipes and wiring.
• Wipe counter tops frequently to remove and food debris or sticky residue.
• Pay attention to your foundation. Moisture issues can happen causing major pest problems for structures with basements or crawl spaces.
• Seal up any cracks and holes on the outside of the structure including areas where pipes and utilities enter. Screen crawl space vents.
• Store pet food and bird seed in a sealed container.
Organic and Biorational Insecticides
Organic Insecticides: Insecticides having carbon atoms, or are from a plant or animal source or that are on the Organic Materials Review Institute list.
Biorational Insecticides: an active ingredient or formulation that effectively controls pest and is derived from biological or natural origins.
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