On the initial visit to the site, a thorough inspection is conducted and documented. This allows us to determine which pests are present, likely harborage areas, resource sites, sanitation problems, possible re-infestation sources, and health concerns of any sensitive occupants.
Based on the initial inspection, a comprehensive pest management program is devised for the site. The treatment program is devised using EPA registered pesticides in the most effective and appropriate formulations dictated by our IPM inspection and evaluation. These applications may include baits, traps, crack and crevice procedures, flushing agents, Insect Growth Regulators (IGR’s) and/or residual treatments. The number and type of monitoring stations are determined as well as the intervals for checking the stations for pest activity. Recommendations for the elimination or alleviation of resource sites are determined.
A follow-up visit, if appropriate, may include an occupants’ meeting to educate about conditions that promote pest problems and how these conditions can be mitigated. We also provide information as to the types of treatments to be provided. If appropriate, meetings with site managers and housekeeping personnel may be arranged in order to make any recommendations determined above, and/or to review our program with them.
Initial applications are made according to our pest control strategy formulated as described above. Monitoring stations are usually placed within one week after initial treatments are made.
Severe initial infestations will require one or more follow-up treatments that are conducted according to the initial program.
Our technicians are thoroughly trained to look for evidence of pest activity such as damage, fecal deposits, trails, active harborage sites, and potential re-infestation. Pest activity is documented in a comprehensive site history file as the program is continually updated and communicated to our field technicians.