What is Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?


What is Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?The riddance of pests is not always possible with a single action. In many cases, a pest removal company needs to utilize a variety of tools and tactics to ensure that the unwanted guests are removed and prevented from returning. This multifaceted approach to pest control is known as integrated pest management, or IPM. In general, IPM is an effective method of pest control that limits hazards and damage to people, property and the environment. So, how does a pest control business execute IPM programs?

Identify and Monitor Pests

When facing a pest problem, it is important to understand that the actions taken to eradicate them can potentially cause harm to other creatures that are not necessarily bad or unwanted. IPM programs can be designed to monitor for pests and identify them correctly, so that proper measures can be planned to remove them if necessary. Accurate monitoring and identification is integral to prevent the unnecessary use of pest removal tactics.

Take Preventative Measures

A big part of IPM is using commonsense tactics to prevent pest infestations inside and out. A thorough analysis of a property should be completed to identify any potential pest-causing issues. This may include areas of standing water, removal of rotting wood, trash or other materials, closing gaps in doors and windows and so forth. A preventative action plan will be determined based on the finding of the analysis.

Conduct Pest Control Actions

If it is determined that more invasive pest control is necessary, IPM programs will help to evaluate the pros and cons of these actions to determine which methods will provide the best outcome. IPM also helps to ensure that only the target pests are removed and other living things are not harmed. Once pest control has been initiated, monitoring will take place to determine if the problematic pests have been completely removed or if another measure should be taken to successfully remove the pests.

IPM is effective on a variety of scales, from large farms to single family households. At Direct Hit Pest Control we utilize integrated pest management in Sacramento and the surrounding areas to ensure we safely and successfully remove pests. If you would like to learn more about our IPM strategies, please don't hesitate to call us at (916) 992-6870. Our team would be happy to answer any of your questions or schedule you an appointment for IPM pest control in Sacramento and beyond.


Direct Hit Pest Control Blog
Posted: November 26, 2020

Written and Published By MORBiZ