What is IPM?
IPM is also known as Integrated Pest Management and any good pest controller will implement this technique in every job that he carries out.
So what is it and how does it work?
It all starts with a call that you make to us here at Redline Pest Control, your customer service agent will ask you a few questions and then will listen to your pest concerns and advise you of the appropriate pest treatment. When the technician arrives at your home the technician will inspect, identify and treat the pest which is in your home. The technician will also advise you on tips on how you can prevent pest from entering your home.
What are the basic rules when it comes to Integrated Pest Management?
Any pest company that has good values and care about the needs of their client will use IPM which consist of 5 basic rules which are:
- Inspection – Each technician from Redline Pest Control will go around your premises and inspect all areas even those areas which have no issues with pests.
- Identification – Redline Pest Control will identify any pest which they have found around your premises.
- Threshold of pest – Redline Pest Control technicians will determine the threshold level of pests which are residing in your premises.
- Control measures – To control and manage all levels if infestations of pests which are in your premises.
- Evaluation – Redline Pest Control Technicians will evaluate the effectiveness of each service which is carried out and will eliminate any pests in your premises.
What can you do once pest control has been carried out on your premises?
We have the big 4 things you can do in and around your home to help prevent pests from residing in your home.
Eliminate Entry Points:
Pests don’t need an invite to set up their home in your premises. Go around your premises and find any cracks and crevices and seal them up with some sealant. Fix any broken windows, tiles on your roof, flyscreens and any other items on your premises. If your home is an older home fix any repairs on the foundations.
Set a day of the week where you have your big clean up where you are dusting, vacuuming, sweeping and mopping. You wouldn’t believe it but pest actually love dust, food scraps and other particles that they can find. Remove any clutter that is in your home as this gives the pests a place to hide themselves away and start breeding.
Always do mini makeovers in your yard by mowing on a regular basis, pruning trees and bushes. Remove any dead branches and logs.
Eliminate Water And Food Sources:
After preparing food in your kitchen always tidy up and wipe away crumbs and spilt liquids. Put your pet bowl away once they have finished eating and at the end of the night tip their water out and turn upside down. By eliminating water and food source the pest have no reason to set up home in your premises.
What is IPM?