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Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a common sense way to address pest and rodent problems. Pest control professionals never employ a “one-size-fits-all” method in IPM,  but rather focus on three key techniques: 1) inspecting the property for evidence of pests, 2) identifying pests and the factors that allow them to thrive, and 3) control by pest professionals using pragmatic and non-toxic methods.

IPM bases its natural pest control recommendations on the unique needs of your home or business. It may include sealing entry points, removing a food or water sources or, when necessary, employing pesticide treatments, Integrated Pest Management is about finding the best pest control treatment for your individual pest problems.

The top priority of IPM is to protect the health of people using the property as well as the integrity of the building. Professional pest control operators have the best information and a variety of pest control options available for use. IPM employs a variety of proactive and reactive measures to protect their residents from risks associated with pest infestations.

IPM is most effective when there is a true partnership between the resident or commercial business owner and the pest professional. Treatments include daily preventive measures (proper disposal of garbage), long-term preventive measures (responding to maintenance issues in a timely manner) and reactive measure (applying pest control products).

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