We support the use of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy for each and every task we undertake. IPM is a way of managing pests in an environmentally sensitive manner. It supports the use of a combination of practices and control methods that if used proactively, will prevent a problem from developing in the first instance. This is thought to be far more preferable than reacting to a problem after it has presented.
Of course, there is no ‘one-size fits all’ response to pest control. Each situation must be assessed on its merits and as such, an individual program will be tailored to meet the needs of the particular threat. For some industries, such as food storage, complete control is not always possible. In instances like this, a management process is the only option available.
Control methods of IPM include:
Biological – this incorporates the use of natural predators, parasites and pathogens to suppress a threat;
Cultural – this involves manipulating an environment in order to remove conditions conducive to pest activity;
Chemical – this involves the limited use of pesticides that are of low toxicity; &
Mechanical – this involves the use of non-chemical methods such as physical removal (for instance a bee hive), traps and barriers.
To fully understand the problem that confronts you, the accurate identification of the particular pest or pests is required. Once the identity is known, we use this information to understand the life cycle, breeding conditions, habitat and food requirements necessary for survival and reproduction. A better understanding of the identified threat provides us with a better understanding of how we can eliminate it.
The particular environment that has become host then needs to be inspected. We identify the conditions that initially attracted the pest and then allowed it to flourish. The environment will then need to be modified to remove these conducive conditions. This includes the identification and removal of possible entry points, removal of sources of food and water and the removal of harbourage sites. In some cases a chemical treatment is required to bring the problem under effective control. Chemical and non-chemical treatments, such as traps and barriers, are very effective when used in conjunction with each other.
A clean, sanitary environment is non-negotiable. This may require the modification of work practices to improve hygiene standards. We work collaboratively with clients and require their cooperation in order to guarantee a positive outcome.
Through the adoption of IPM and our knowledge of specific pests, we feel we are very well positioned within our industry to respond to any identified threat. We encourage professional development and remain up to date in the latest technological and industry advancements.
We offer our services to home owners, renters, offices, schools, hospitals, aged care facilities, restaurants, cafes, pubs, hotels, motels and just about anywhere else where pests can be found. To speak with a licensed technician simply contact1300 665 573 or complete the Contact Us form and we will respond to your enquiry as soon as practicable.
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