Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

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Bugs Icon Set-17TES is committed to employing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) principles. That means you get a comprehensive approach to your pest control needs.  With IPM, pesticides are used only after monitoring indicates they are needed. Pest control materials are selected and applied in a manner that minimizes risks to human and pet health, and the environment.

While there are many facets of IPM, its most basic principles are:
1. We use monitors to identify what type of insects are invading and where.
2. We make recommendations to help prevent pests from getting in. Examples may be a removing a tree branch that is too close to the house or correcting a crack in your foundation.

Technical Summary

IPM is an ecosystem-friendly strategy that focuses on the long-term prevention of pests or their damage through a combination of techniques such as biological control, habitat manipulation, modification of cultural practices, and use of resistant varieties. Pesticides are used only after monitoring indicates they are needed according to established guidelines, and treatments are made with the goal of removing only the target organism. Pest control materials are selected and applied in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, beneficial and nontarget organisms, and the environment.