Suburban Exterminating is proud to be IPM certified, and we follow their standards in all the services we provide for homes on Long Island. If you’ve been looking through exterminators in the area, you may have read mentions of this acronym every now and then. But if you aren’t very familiar with the pest control industry, you’ll probably be asking: what is IPM?
What is Integrated Pest Management?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Integrated Pest Management, or IPM …“is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management…that is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.”. Companies that are IPM certified offer services that can combat active infestations sustainably, and even control pests before they get a chance to get inside homes or businesses. IPM services are popular in homes, schools, hospitals, and other sensitive areas.
Benefits of IPM Pest Management
When you think of pest control, there’s a chance your mind goes to poisons and pesticides. You might imagine homes covered in a circus tent and pumped full of toxic fumes. But more and more this image is becoming outdated, and all thanks to IPM practices. Some of the benefits of Integrated Pest Management include:
- Protection of your family, staff, and guests from pest-based allergens and excessive exposure to pesticides.
- Combination of inspections, monitoring, and reporting to create a custom solution for your home or business.
- Lowered costs over time once the underlying cause of the infestation has been treated.
IPM Through Suburban Exterminating
At Suburban Exterminating, we focus on providing customers in our area with safe and effective pest control solutions. That’s why we use Integrated Pest Management. IPM has allowed us to work effectively, more sustainably, and with a lower overall cost for the consumer. To learn more about how our methods can help you, contact us today!