What is IPM (Integrated Pest Management)?
This question is often asked and many times ill-defined, so it is no surprise that there is lots of confusion about this important topic.
IPM is a process involving common sense and sound solutions for treating and controlling pests. These solutions incorporate three basic steps: 1) inspection, 2) identification and 3) treatment. Treatment options vary from sealing cracks and removing food and water sources to pesticide treatments when necessary.
Most importantly, IPM requires a partnership between you and your licensed pest professional. In working together, you can have the peace of mind that your family and home will be protected against pest-related health and property threats.
When it comes to IPM, there are very few “standard operating protocols.” Instead, your pest professional will assess YOUR unique situation to develop a comprehensive cure to your pest problem. Ask your pest control professional if they practice IPM, and navigate through the tips on this site to learn how you can assist the pest-proofing process!
IPM Treatment and Inspection Techniques