What is Integrated Pest Management and How Does It Work?

Legend has it that the Pied Piper used music to lure rodents from the town of Hamelin. In the real world, eliminating unwanted insects and wildlife involves more scientific means. Our Colts Neck exterminator team explains why integrated pest management is the best solution to insect and wildlife invasions.

What Is Integrated Pest Management?

In the past, extermination methods often relied on harsh chemicals that were nearly as risky to people and the environment as they were to the intended targets. Integrated pest management, or IPM, takes a more eco-friendly approach with a combination of non-chemical methods as a first line of attack.

Elements of IPM

By incorporating different methods, IPM offers a more effective form of extermination than can be obtained by any single process. Controls commonly used in IPM include:

  • Biological: predators, parasites and other natural enemies
  • Cultural: altering specific practices in such a way that prevents pests from establishing a presence
  • Mechanical: traps, barriers and other physical implements that safely block or capture pests

Pesticides are a control of last resort. If other methods have not produced satisfactory results, our Colts Neck exterminator experts apply pesticides that are carefully chosen as least harmful to people and environment, yet effective enough to successfully eliminate pests.

Providing Reliable Colts Neck Exterminator Services Since 1917

Our integrated pest management services are designed to solve current pest problems and prevent future recurrences. Contact us at Allison Pest Control or visit our convenient mobile-friendly site to schedule a free inspection by our Colts Neck exterminator professionals.

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