Commercial Pest Solutions
Ecology Pest Control specializes in offering a pest-free environment while reducing pesticide use in commercial settings. Utilizing the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), our programs benefit several industries including healthcare, food handling and packaging, multi unit housing, child care, restaurant and hospitality.
IPM has been defined as “the careful consideration of all available pest control techniques and subsequent integration of appropriate measures that discourage the development of pest populations and keep pesticides and other interventions to levels that are economically justified and reduce or minimize risks to human health and the environment”. IPM consists of the following components: Inspection, Monitoring, Sanitation, Exclusion and Treatment.
The most important element of any pest management program is a comprehensive inspection of the entire property. A complete inspection reveals all pest issues, as well as conditions that are conducive to causing pest issues. By identifying these conditions, long term success is achieved without repeated application of poisons.
Pest monitoring devices ensure proper identification of pests and also give important information including area of pest access and verifying whether or not pest thresholds have been surpassed. Each one of these monitors have been designed for a specific purpose, ranging from exterior rodent control to flying insect control. For clients who are concerned with aesthetics, we offer an array of discreet and visually pleasing monitoring devices.
Good sanitation is pest management, because it limits the resources pests need to survive and reproduce. Sanitation practices for pest management include:
- Thorough cleaning of food preparation areas, including hard-to-reach areas
- Good trash management
- Storing food in tight-sealing containers
- Eliminating clutter and removing cardboard wherever possible
- Equipment cleaning and maintenance (including floor drains and vents)
- Repairing water leaks and eliminating standing water
- Sealing gaps or holes that lead into wall voids or other pest harborage areas
- Good landscape management practices to reduce pest attraction
Eliminating pest access to the interior of buildings is one of the most basic and important IPM practices for controlling pests. By denying pests access to buildings, the need for chemical control measures can be greatly reduced. Any existing gaps or holes capable of allowing pest entry will be noted in your inspection report. It is important that door sweeps are installed on all doors and any gaps on the exterior of the structure filled with an approved product.
In IPM, pesticides are used only when needed and in combination with other approaches for more effective, long-term control. Also, pesticides are selected and applied in a way that minimizes their possible harm to people and the environment. With IPM you'll use the most selective pesticide that will do the job and be the safest for other organisms and for air, soil, and water quality; use pesticides in bait stations rather than sprays; or spot-spray instead of spraying an entire area.