Monthly Archives: December 2012

Integrated Pest Management

Triple S’ Integrated Pest Management Program

What is IPM?

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a hot topic in the pest control world and has a few different meanings depending on who you speak with. At Triple S, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest control that relies on a combination of common-sense practices and effective pest elimination methods.

Triple S’ IPM program is not a single pest control method but, rather, a series of pest management evaluations, decisions and controls. Our IPM programs use years of data gathered on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to eliminate infestations and prevent them from returning through economical means, and without hazard to people, property, and the environment.

How does our IPM program work?

1.      Identify Pests

Many pests appear to look the same.  For instance, is it a winged ant or a termite? Our experts must first identify the pest accurately, so that appropriate control decisions can be made and the wrong kind of pesticide will not be used.

2.      Prevention

As a first line of pest control, our expert pest control technicians will identify the source of the problem and explain how to manage your home, lawn, or other indoor spaces from further infestations. This includes advising our clients on proper pest management practices like sealing dog food bags in garages, picking up spilt coffee grinds in a cupboard or removing firewood from near a home’s exterior. These control methods can be very effective in preventing further infestations, serious illness or damage from these pests.

3.      Control

Once identification and prevention is established, proper control methods are executed.  This includes an initial treatment as well as an action maintenance plan to ensure the infestation is eliminated and future pest control problems are prevented.

Effective, less risky pest controls are chosen first, including Sentricon, pheromones or chemical baits to disrupt pest mating, or safe mechanical control, such as trapping. If further monitoring indicates these controls are not working, then additional pest control methods will be employed, such as an increased combination of targeted spraying, baits and traps.

If you suspect you have an infestation schedule an appointment today by contacting us at 800-457-3785. Triple S provides a variety of Pest Control Services and Integrated Pest Management programs to help with mice, termites, squirrels, roaches and thousands of other pests.