AN (IPM) APPROACH
In today’s greener marketplace, pest exclusion is an essential component of any pest management plan. Gone are the days of commercial pest control services blanketing a property with powerful chemicals to wipe out an infestation. These days, more homeowners and businesses are choosing to apply the principles of Integrated Pest Management to deal with pest issues. (IPM) is a more refined approach to pest control that works with the environment, biology and natural life cycle of pests to help curb populations in conjunction with product application.
One of the most important aspects of this approach to pest management is known as exclusion. Pest exclusion is a preventative tactic that involves sealing up areas of your property where pests are likely to enter, essentially denying pests access to your property in the first place. When utilized correctly, pest exclusion tactics can prevent infestations from occurring.
Exclusion is essentially a facility’s first line of defense against a pest invasion. The idea behind this (IPM) tactic is that it’s much easier (and safer for the environment) to simply keep pests out, rather than to root out an infestation once it takes hold. Unfortunately, because insects and rodents are small and can fit in tiny spaces, many properties are full of holes and other entry points that make ideal doorways for pests. The first thing we do when considering exclusion work, is thoroughly inspect the building for vulnerable areas and fortify them wherever possible.