CUSTOMIZED SOLUTIONS

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CUSTOMIZED SOLUTIONS

  • Integrated Pest Management Solutions

THE BEST WAY TO SOLVE PEST PROBLEMS IS TO CORRECT THE CONDITIONS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO THEM. THE TERMINIX COMMERCIAL INTEGRATED PEST MANGEMENT (IPM) PROGRAM FOCUSES ON ELIMINATING PEST HARBORAGE AREAS, THEIR ENTRY POINTS TO YOUR FACILITY, AND OTHER CONDITIONS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO INFESTATIONS. THIS PROVIDES MAXIMUM EFFECTIVENESS WITH MINIMAL TREATMENT. IPM IS LOW OR NON-CHEMICAL ALTERNATIVES FOR CONTROLLING PESTS. IPM REQUIRES A PARTNERSHIP BECAUSE, TO A LARGE EXTENT, SUCCESS DEPENDS ON THE LEVEL OF COOPERATION THE CUSTOMER’S STAFF PROVIDES.

YOUR TERMINIX COMMERCIAL SERVICES PROFESSIONAL WILL WORK WITH YOU TO CONTINUALLY EVALUATE AND FINE-TUNE YOUR IPM PROGRAM. IN ADDITION, TERMINIX MAY PERFORM TRAINING SESSIONS FOR YOUR STAFF AND OFFER MATERIALS TO HELP FURTHER EDUCATE YOUR STAFF.

  • Initial Inspection

THOROUGH INSPECTIONS BY TRAINED PERSONNEL ARE A KEY PART OF A SUCCESSFUL IPM PROGRAM. BECAUSE EACH BUILDING AND ITS CONDITIONS ARE UNIQUE, AN INITIAL IPM SURVEY WILL BE PERFORMED TO DETERMINE SPECIFIC PEST CONTROL NEEDS.

THE PURPOSE OF THIS INSPECTION SURVEY IS TO:

  • IDENTIFY WHICH PESTS ARE PRESENT AND WHERE THEY ARE ACTIVE
  • IDENTIFY CONTRIBUTING CONDITIONS
  • DETERMINE WHICH PEST CONTROL STRATEGIES ARE NEEDED
  • DETERMINE THE HIGH-RISK AREAS FOR PEST ACTIVITY
  • DETERMINE WHERE PESTICIDE APPLICATIONS WILL BE NECESSARY

IDENTIFICATION: PREVENTING FUTURE INFESTATIONS

UN-BAITED “STICKY” MONITORING TRAPS ARE STRATEGICALLY PLACED TO DETERMINE WHICH PESTS ARE PRESENT. THE TRAPS, WHICH CAPTURE PESTS AS THEY CRAWL OVER THEM, HELP DETERMINE THE EXTENT OF PEST ACTIVITY, WHERE PEST HARBORAGES MIGHT BE LOCATED AND WHERE PESTS MAY BE ENTERING YOUR FACILITY.

IN LARGER FACILITIES, A PEST-SIGHTING LOG WILL BE ESTABLISHED WITHIN A FACILITY. THIS LOG IS AN IMPORTANT TOOL IN OUR PARTNERSHIP AT IT ALLOWS YOUR EMPLOYEES TO HAVE A CENTRAL OFFICE TO CONTACT FOR REPORTING PEST ACTIVITY. IN SOME CASES, MULTIPLE LOGS MAY BE ESTABLISHED, SUCH AS AT INDIVIDUAL NURSE’S STATIONS IN HOSPITALS. WE WILL USE THESE LOGS TO TARGET AREAS THAT NEED IMMEDIATE ATTENTION.

INVESTIGATION: EXPLORING CONTRIBUTING CONDITIONS

CORRECTING CONDITIONS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO PEST INFESTATION IS KEY TO MINIMIZING PESTICIDE USAGE. ALL PESTS NEED FOOD, WATER, AND SHELTER TO SURVIVE. THE LESS THAT IS AVAILABLE TO PESTS, THE FEWER NUMBER OF PESTS THAT CAN SURVIVE.

IN MOST CASES, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO REMOVE EVERY SOURCE AVAILABLE TO PESTS. TYPICALLY, A CERTAIN NUMBER OF PESTS WILL BE ABLE TO SURVIVE. BUT CLEANING UP FOOD DEBRIS, FIXING LEAKS, AND REMOVING POTENTIAL HARBORAGES HELPS TO LOWER THE POPULATION, MAKING IT EASIER TO CONTROL WHILE USING FEWER INSECTICIDE APPLICATIONS.

RECOMMENDATIONS: PREVENTING FUTURE INFESTATIONS

YOUR TERMINIX COMMERCIAL SERVICES PROFESSIONAL WILL PROVIDE A WRITTEN SANITATION REPORT FOLLOWING YOUR INTIAL INSPECTION AND AFTER EACH SERVICE. THIS REPORT WILL PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING CONDITIONS CONTRIBUTING TO PEST INFESTATIONS.

FOLLOWING IS A SAMPLE OF GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS THE TERMINIX SERVICE PROFESSIONAL MAY SUGGEST:

  • KEEP STORED FOOD PRODUCTS REFRIGERATED OR IN TIGHTLY SEALED CONTAINERS.
  • DISPOSE OF PACKING MATERIAL, SUCH AS GROCERY BAGS, CARDBOARD BOXES, PALLETS, AND SHIPPING BOXES (THEY MAY HARBOR PESTS.)
  • IDENTIFY AND ISOLATE FOODS INFREQUENTLY USED THAT HAVE BEEN A SOURCE OF PEST INFESTATIONS.

THE TERMINIX SERVICE PROFESSIONAL MAY BE ABLE TO DO SOME MINOR PHYSICAL EXCLUSION PROCEDURES, SUCH AS SEALING SOME CRACKS AND HOLES.

APPLICATION: TARGETING TREATMENT OPTIONS

MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT IPM MEANS THAT PESTICIDES WILL NOT BE USED; HOWEVER, IPM DOES NOT PRECLUDE THE USE OF PESTICIDES. MANY TIMES, PESTICIDES WILL NOT BE NEEDED. BUT IN SOME CASES, PESTICIDES WILL BE USED FOR BEST RESULTS. EVERY SITUATION IS DIFFERENT AND YOUR TERMINIX SERVICE PROFESSIONAL WILL ANALYZE YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES AND CHOOSE THE APPROPRIATE CONTROL MEASURES FOR YOU.

CONTACT

terminix pest control

Metairie, New Orleans
& East Bank
(504) 834-7330

River Region
(985) 652-7378

Northshore
(985) 643-6542

West Bank
(504) 368-3680