Prevention, Exclution, Sanitation & Treatment
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is managing pests using a balanced combination of tactics (cultural, mechanical, biological, chemical) to prevent pests or reduce pests to a tolerable level.
The steps to succesful IPM Program are : identify pest problems, monitor building and grounds to find when and where pests are present, establish thresholds for each pest (number of pests too high to be acceptable), when and what corrective action should be taken, and evaluate results.
Benefit of IPM : Prevents pest damage to building and property, Prevents or minimizes environmental risks and Minimizes pesticide use and avoids unnecessary pesticide exposure.
SUCCESSFUL PEST MANAGEMENT DEPEND ON COOPERATION
BETWEEN PCO AND THE CLIENT