How Integrated Pest Management Makes for Better Pest Control

The goal of Integrated Pest Management, like any pest control strategy, is to reduce pests to the lowest acceptable levels possible. But IPM also has the goal of minimizing the effects on humans, non-target organisms, and the environment. 

Integrated Pest Management

IPM is a strategy that integrates long range tactics and methods. It’s not a single pest control method, but a combination of pest management evaluations, decisions, and controls. To prevent and suppress pests, IPM integrates these three tactics:

  • prevention
  • cultural practices
  • mechanical, physical, biological, and chemical pest controls. 

The Principles of Integrated Pest Management

These are the main principles of IPM:

  • Before taking any action, identify the pests, their hosts, and any beneficial organisms that are natural enemies of the pest. Identify innocuous and beneficial species that really are not pests. This eliminates the possibility of using pesticides when they are not really needed.
  • Establish a point at which pest populations or environmental conditions indicate that pest control action must be taken.
  • Implement prevention tactics first if the pest population is low enough.
  • Once prevention tactics are not effective enough to keep pest below the acceptable threshold, implement pest control methods. 

Bug Authority is a Leader in IPM Pest Control

With over 50 years of experience and training, Bug Authority is a preferred provider of pest control. Our knowledge of pest life cycles and expertise in control methods guarantees a successful plan tailored to meet your needs. We are experts in controlling pests that invade your home or business, including roaches, spiders, bedbugs, and mice. We also are experts at controlling pests outdoors, including fleas, ticks, fire ants, and mosquitoes.  

Bug Authority provides both residential and commercial pest control Franklin business owners and homeowners have trusted for years. So, whether you need residential or commercial pest control, give us a call today.