If you have spent any amount of time talking to people in the pest control industry over the past few years, you’ve probably heard about IPM. But what is IPM, exactly? And what advantages does it present to the average homeowner over traditional pest control and treatment methods?
IPM stands for Integrated Pest Management. In short, it is a green pest control option that focuses as much on keeping pests away and preventing further problems as it does on eliminating current infestations. Historically, extermination kills off any pests that are currently on your property but does little to address the larger environmental concerns that may have drawn those pests to your property in the first place. The ultimate goal of IPM is long-term pest prevention. This is done through a combination of biological control, habitat manipulation, adjustment of cultural practices, as well as the strategic placement of pest-resistant plant varieties and (occasionally) the safe application of pesticides and traps.
At Hopper Termite & Pest, we are proud to incorporate elements of IPM into our green pest control options. Keep reading to learn more about our seven step IPM process, and do not hesitate to call us for all your residential and commercial pest control needs.
Our 7 Step Approach to Integrated Pest Management