||We are changing with the times. What
was common and accepted just 10 years ago is no longer seen as acceptable
to many people. A new approach to pest control has evolved; it is
called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM reduces the risks from
pesticides and improves the quality of pest control.
At Premise Keepers Pest Solutions we know
there are many ways to control pests without the use of chemicals such
as prevention, improved housekeeping, and habitat modifications, but when
a chemical pesticide is warranted, we choose a material that is both effective
and poses the least amount of hazard to people, pets, and the environment.
Here are some helpful hints in controlling
For many pests, a vacuum may be all that is
needed. Vacuum regularly. Change bags frequently.
Good sanitation is a non-chemical pest management
measure that does not require specialized training or equipment.
Garbage cans should be cleaned regularly.
The use of insect light traps works well but
remember to empty the catch trays regularly.
Light Management - Bright lights can be an important
security measure, but whenever possible replace bright bulbs with yellow
insect bulbs. Mercury vapor lamps and fluorescent lamps have
a high UV (Ultraviolet) output which attracts insects; substitute
them with sodium vapor lamps or others with low UV output. In general,
pink or orange lights are less likely to attract insects. Replace
bulbs that put out a high amount of heat (such as halogen lamps and
incandescent floodlights) when possible. Set lights so that they
do not turn on until after sunset; this will help you to avoid many insects
which fly only at dusk.
Tighten screens, caulk gaps, replace door sweeps
to keep insects from entering buildings. Close curtains or blinds
on the inside of windows at the end of the day; it will keep interior lights
from drawing insects to the structure.