What's IPM?

(Integrated Pest Management)

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Orange Pest Control's method of Pest control is called Integrated Pest Management (IPM), this is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.

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We don't just spray for spraying, we actually utilize an Integrated Pest Management approach in which our Pest Control technicians become "Pest control Scientists" by observing, collecting and analyzing their observations, and formulating solutions that protect the customer’s facility in an environmentally responsible manner rather than by simply spraying product according to prescribed, standard procedures. This effective pest management strategy minimizes the use of pesticides in your home but at the same time eliminates any problems you may have right from the source...this way you can finally be pest-free.

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The IPM approach can be applied to both agricultural and non-agricultural settings, such as the home,

garden, and workplace. IPM takes advantage of all appropriate pest management options including, but not limited to, the judicious use of pesticides. In contrast, organic pest control applies many of the same concepts as IPM but limits the use of pesticides to those that are produced from natural sources, as opposed to synthetic chemicals.

How do IPM programs work?

IPM is not a single pest control method but, rather, a series of pest management evaluations, decisions and controls. In practicing IPM, once there are signs of a possible pest infestation a four-tiered approach is followed. The four steps include:

 

 1.  Set Action Thresholds

 

Before taking any pest control action, IPM first sets an action threshold, a point at which pest populations or environmental conditions indicate that pest control action must be taken. Sighting a single pest does not always mean control is needed. The level at which pests will either become an economic threat is critical to guide future pest control decisions.

 

2.  Monitor and Identify Pests

 

Not all insects, weeds, and other living organisms require control. Many organisms are innocuous, and some are even beneficial. IPM programs work to monitor for pests and identify them accurately, so that appropriate control decisions can be made in conjunction with action thresholds. This monitoring and identification removes the possibility that pesticides will be used when they are not really needed or that the wrong kind of pesticide will be used.

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Identifying pests accurately, is key so that appropriate control decisions can be made in conjunction with action thresholds in IPM.
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 3.  Prevention

 

As a first line of pest control, IPM programs work to manage outdoor, or indoor space to prevent pests from becoming a threat. These control methods can be very effective and cost-efficient and present little to no risk to people or the environment.

"Our goal as an environmentally friendly pest control company is to avoid  the use of sinthetic pesticides indoors as much as possible." 

*Orange Pest Control's Prevention Approach

 4.  Control

 

Once monitoring, identification, and action thresholds indicate that pest control is required, and preventive methods are no longer effective or available, IPM programs then evaluate the proper control method both for effectiveness and risk. Effective, less risky pest controls are chosen first, including highly targeted chemicals, such as pheromones to disrupt pest mating, or mechanical control, such as trapping or weeding. If further monitoring, identifications and action thresholds indicate that less risky controls are not working, then additional pest control methods would be employed, such as targeted spraying of pesticides. Broadcast spraying of non-specific pesticides is a last resort.

 

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