What Does Integrated Pest Management Mean?

August 29th, 2023
What Does Integrated Pest Management Mean?

Do you ever find yourself dealing with bugs at home and wondering how to get rid of them without turning your place into a chemical war zone? If so, IPM can be a real game-changer. This approach combines environmental understanding with common-sense methods to tackle pests effectively while going easy on Mother Nature.

How Does IPM Work?

The strategy behind IPM starts with pest-proofing your environment. This could mean protecting spiders and other natural predators or sealing up those little nooks and crannies that critters find so inviting. It's about making your space unappealing for pests before they even think of causing trouble.

Unlike traditional extermination methods that react after pests have arrived, IPM encourages regular checks to identify potential problems early. You're the detective in this story, identifying which pests are around, how many there are, and how much damage they cause. This vital info will help design a personalized action plan.

Leveraging Knowledge to Effectively Deal with Pests

Once you have the lowdown on the unwanted visitors, it's time to take action! Now, this doesn't always mean a full-out showdown. Maybe the pests do not pose a threat or might slowly move out on their own. But if they're here to stay and are causing chaos, it's time to bring out the big guns.

It’s important to know that IPM uses whatever makes sense — this could be introducing natural predators, setting up traps, or when necessary, opting for pesticides. And when it comes to chemicals, IPM ensures we use just the right amount so minimal harm occurs to the environment.

Integrated Pest Management is not just any pest control strategy. It's a thoughtful, down-to-earth approach that manages pests effectively without causing undue harm to our environment. 

Gilpin’s Pest Control is a family-owned business operating on the Lower Mainland in Greater Vancouver and the BC Interior including Kamloops, Revelstoke, and Sicamous. After 35 years in the business, we do a stellar job and are proud of our rapid response time.

If you have any questions about this article or you would like to talk to us about pest control needs, please call us toll-free at (800) 770-2428.