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Integrated Pest Management
 

At Advantage Pest Control, all of our technicians are fully licensed by the ministry of the environment. They are trained with the highest of standards and are fully insured. When service is complete you will not only obtain a service guarantee, you will have an understanding of the procedure and pests we work with.

Advantage Pest Control utilizes IPM (integrated pest management) when controlling pests in your home or business. We are an environmentally conscious company with a flawless record of safe, quality procedures.

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Is the decision-making process Advantage Pest Control uses to determine services for pest control. It involves a combination of techniques to suppress pests and must include, but is not limited to four crucial steps that must be taken to ensure the IPM procedures.

  1. Set Action Thresholds
    • Prior to taking any pest control action, IPM first sets an action threshold. This is the point at which pest populations or environmental conditions indicate that pest control action must be taken.
    • This means that the appearance of a single pest does not always mean control is needed. The level at which pests will either become an economic and/or health threat is critical to guide future pest control decisions.
  2. Monitor and Identify Pests
    • Not all insects, weeds, and other living organisms require control. Many organisms are harmless, and some are even beneficial.
    • IPM programs work to monitor pests and identify them accurately, so that the most appropriate pest control decisions can be made in conjunction with action thresholds.
    • This monitoring and identification removes the possibility of overusing pesticides when they are not really needed or that the wrong kind of pesticide will be used.
  3. Prevention
    • 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.
    • Often there are cultural methods to preventing and limiting pest populations. These control methods can be very effective and cost-efficient and present little to no risk to people or the environment.
  4. Control
    • 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 or bait to disrupt pest mating, or mechanical control, such as trapping.
    • If further monitoring, identifications and action thresholds indicate that less risky controls are not working, then additional pest control methods would be employed, such as targeted spraying of pesticides. Broadcast spraying of non-specific pesticides is a last resort.

 

More information can be found at:

http://www.whatisipm.org/
http://www.epa.gov/opp00001/factsheets/ipm.htm

 Advantage Pest Control is the leading carpenter ant, bedbugs, and mice specialist serving Toronto, Mississauga, Peel and Durham; including the surrounding areas of Scarborough, Richmond Hill, Markham, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and Rexdale. We also offer a full range of pest control products including aerosols, baits, sprays and dusts for treatment of your pest problem. Additionally we carry non-insecticidal products such as bedbug proof mattress encasements and mechanical and pheromone traps.

 

 
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