How Can We Protect You From Pests?
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Our Comprehensive 3 Step Pest Control Solution
Our pest control process consists of three steps - Cleaning (Prep), Treatment (extermination) and Prevention (planning). This is the most comprehensive and effective pest extermination treatment in NYC.
We begin by cleaning all surfaces that pests may be hiding in. This includes bedroom walls, bathroom floors and kitchen counters.
We HEPA vacuum / vapor steam carpets and furniture and all sockets, nooks and crannies bed bugs like to hide in.
We eradicate bed bugs by treating your entire home or facility according to your particular extermination needs.
In some cases, we recommend treating your car, camper, boat, or storage facility in order to target the source.
Finally, we come back about two weeks after treatment to retreat just in case any eggs hatched.
Most pesticides only kill bed bugs but not their eggs, therefore, this final step is essential in order to truly be bed bed bug free.
How Does Integrated Pest Management Work?
IPM is not a single pest control method but rather, a series of pest management evaluations, decisions and controls.
Set Action Thresholds:
Before taking any pest control action, IPM first sets an action threshold. This is when pest populations or environmental conditions indicate that pest control action must be taken
Monitor And Identify Pests:
Not all insects, weeds, and other living organisms require control. IPM programs work to monitor for pests and identify them accurately, so that appropriate control decisions can be made. This monitoring and identification removes the possibility that pesticides will be used when they are not really needed or that the wrong kind of pesticide will be used.
As a first line of pest control, IPM programs work to manage the crop, lawn, or indoor space to prevent pests from becoming a threat. These control methods can be very effective and cost-efficient and present little to no risk to people or the environment.
Once monitoring, identification, and action thresholds indicate that pest control is required, and preventive methods are no longer effective or available, IPM programs then evaluate the proper control method both for effectiveness and risk. Effective, less risky pest controls are chosen first, including highly targeted chemicals, such as pheromones to disrupt pest mating, or mechanical control, such as trapping or weeding. If the less risky controls are not working, then additional pest control methods would be employed, such as targeted spraying of pesticides.
Integrated Pest Management in NYC
Just the Facts: What to Know about Integrated Pest Management
What is Integrated Pest Management?
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management. The goal of IPM, is to focus on long term prevention through a a combination of techniques for a long term solution.
IPM programs use current information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information along with available pest control methods is used to manage pest damage with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?
Integrated Pest Management is a comprehensive pest control solution that focuses on the big picture. What does this mean? We do much more than simply come in and spray for bed bugs.
Our 3 Step Process is designed to treat your business for bed bugs in a way that is both environmentally conscious, and ensures lasting results into the future.