Many people hesitate to contact a professional pest control company because of a fear of how their service will impact their children, pets, plants in their yard, or the environment as a whole. We love to hear how conscientious our customers are and how much they care about the world around them! That’s why our services in Eastern & Central Virginia are rooted in Integrated Pest Management and grounded in environmental responsibility on macro and micro levels. To learn more about Loyal Termite & Pest Control’s promises to our community, read on!
What is IPM?
Integrated Pest Management is a set of principles that dictate how responsible pest control should be conducted. It is a four-tiered process that follows as such:
- Set Action Thresholds: The action threshold is the definite point at which we decide that pest control services are necessary. A sighting of a single pest doesn’t always warrant a complete extermination process.
- Monitor and Identify Pests: Certain pests or plants that are perceived to be invasive or disruptive could actually be beneficial to our local ecosystem.
- Prevention: We always aim to prevent infestations before they happen through indoor and outdoor property maintenance. These solutions tend to be effective, cost-efficient, and environmentally friendly.
- Control: Most importantly, when we do resort to pest control proper, we prioritize pest control strategies and products that are highly targeted, non-chemical, or purely mechanical.
Why We Use Integrated Pest Management
At Loyal Termite & Pest Control, we feel an obligation to protect the community that we have been serving for over 60 years. While there are plentiful pests here in Eastern & Central Virginia, most of them belong essentially to a delicate ecosystem. What we call pests are actually predators, prey, pollinators, and more. While there are certain cases of invasive species in our region like the brown marmorated stink bug and the imported fire ant, many pests you might have on your property could be a complete non-threat and a crucial contributor to their natural world.
Safe Pest Control in Eastern & Central Virginia
Are you currently dealing with a pest infestation, but you’re hesitant to call for help because you’re worried about the safety of your family and home? As your local pest control company, we are proud to offer IPM-oriented solutions to a long list of our regional pest problems. We will send out our licensed and certified technicians to conduct an inspection, apply pertinent pest control measures, and provide you with advice to alleviate your issues going forward. For a free quote, contact our team today!
The Basics and Benefits of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Virginia
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