Integrated Pest Management
Patriot Pest Solutions specializes in Integrated Pest Management (IPM), an approach to pest control that combines all available methods of preventing pests in a given environment. With IPM programs, pesticides are used only when necessary to achieve acceptable levels of control with the least possible harm to humans, non-target organisms, and the environment.
Our 7 Step Program
#1 Inspection – A comprehensive inspection is conducted at every facility. Extra attention is given to the five pest-activity zones: entry points, water sources, food sources, harborage points, and customer and employee areas.
#2 Facility Layout Analysis – After the comprehensive inspection, all current and potential problem areas are noted. It is important to identify the operation’s traffic patterns, including the number of people who enter and exit the building every day.
#3 Pest Identification – Different types of pests require different types of treatments depending on their growth patterns and characteristics. Operators and customers must collaborate with employees to accurately report where, when, and how many pests were seen to help prevent infestations and control existing problems.
#4 Customized Program – There are too many variables to provide cookie cutter solutions for individual facilities. Location, climate, the condition of the building and its age all play a role in determining a treatment program. A comprehensive inspection and analysis of the facility, including interviews with key employees, help Patriot Pest Solutions develop an effective pest control program tailored to the customer.
#5 Sanitation Consultation – The focus of every IPM program is a daily sanitation schedule. That schedule directly impacts factors that contribute to pest buildup, inside and out.
#6 Treatment Strategies – Non-chemical control options are always used before control options are considered.
#7 Ongoing Monitoring & Maintenance – This step is essential to the success of IPM. This includes accurate reporting of pest sightings and proper documentation for clients and regulatory agencies.