Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Services in Central Pennsylvania
Servicing all of Central Pennsylvania!
IPM is a proven method of pest control that emphasizes prevention practices that reduce the likelihood that pests will be attracted into your home. IPM focuses on eliminating the causes of pests by eliminating the food, water and harborage they need to survive.
There are a variety of reasons to use IPM which include:
It may save you money in the run, it's more effective than traditional pest control, IPM provides a long-lasting solution to your pest problem, and it's better for the environment.
When to Use a Pest Management Professional?
Although there are quite a few do-it-yourself measures you can take to safeguard your home against pest problems, there may be limits to what you can accomplish. Pest management professionals have the tools, skills & experience to keep our homes and businesses pest free. Professionals have the training in pest habits and behavior that enables them to identify and responsibly take measures before they get out of control.
What will Integrated Pest Management Cost?
Using an IPM approach to pest management may require more money at the start of the program, particularly if structural repairs are necessary to eliminate openings where pests can gain access into your home - and an IPM program requires more frequent monitoring to ensure that control strategies are working. However, in the long run, IPM can save you money by reducing the need for repeated treatments that suppress pest populations temporarily without eliminating the conditions that gave rise to them in the first place.
Traditional Pest Management vs. IPM
Traditional Pest Management
- Focus on controlling pests only after thre is a problem
- Depends on only one strategy
- Broadcast applications of pesticides
- Responsibility for pest management rests entirely with pest management company
- Temporary solution: recurring problem
Integrated Pest Management
- Focus on eliminating conditions conducive to pest infestations
- Holistic approach to pest management incorporating various strategies
- Targeted applications of pesticides
- Responsibility for pest management shared between homeowner and pest management company
- Long term, highly effective pest management