Sustainability

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a more sustainable approach to pest control. It minimises the impact on the environment, reduces the risk to non-target species and lowers the likelihood of pest populations developing resistance.

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Sustainability and dynamic Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a more sustainable approach to pest control. It minimises the impact on the environment, reduces the risk to non-target species and lowers the likelihood of pest populations developing resistance.

IPM is based on the understanding of pests, their behaviour, and the environment and uses a wide variety of non-chemical and chemical techniques, as well as monitoring to inform decision-making.

For example, you can use monitoring traps and baiting to understand a rat infestation, identify how rodents are gaining access and pinpoint potential attractants such as food sources. By eliminating these factors and using an effective rodenticide, you can not only bring the current infestation under control but reduce the risk of future pest issues. 

Continued monitoring after treatment confirms effectiveness. It’ll also mean you can spot and treat any new issues quickly before they escalate into an infestation.

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Benefits of IPM

Using an IPM strategy has multiple benefits. As well as minimising risk to people and the environment, an IPM strategy develops understanding of root causes of pest problems. It can reduce the likelihood of resistance developing in rodent populations, be more effective and longer lasting.

The British Pest Control Association says “From an environmental perspective, rodenticides can pose a risk to non-target animals such as birds of prey whose main food source is the very rodent that may be unintentionally poisoned. The key is, we don’t want this to happen, so, reducing the use of rodenticide is important. Using IPM addresses this.”

Pest prevention contracts lets us assess your individual needs to provide a bespoke solution that fits your requirements, arriving on-site at a time that works best for your business.

You can rest assured that our service will not only prevent pests but will leave your business fully compliant with all pest prevention legislation. All our technicians are enhanced DBS cleared.

IPM - Monitoring

Monitoring is one of the most important parts of an IPM strategy.  There are many aspects to consider from the palatability and toxicity of the bait, to ease of activity detection and bait shyness.

Monitoring Paste during the monitoring phases of an IPM strategy drastically reduces the total amount of active ingredient used in the treatment of an infestation, making pest control safer for humans, companion animals, livestock, wildlife, and the environment.  It’s also free from the big eight allergens and is HACCP certified, further reducing the risk to people, and making it suitable for use in the food industry.

Monitoring can reveal attractants such as food sources as well as runways, harbourages and nest sites. Removing food sources and improving hygiene practices presents very little risk to non-target species and is an essential part of IPM. With a greater understanding of pests and their habits, you can be more targeted in placing traps or rodenticides.  Further reducing the amount of active substance used and minimising the risk to non-target species.

After the initial treatment, continued monitoring will enable early identification of new infestations, and early treatment.  

IPM – Summary

Dynamic integrated pest management is a holistic and sustainable approach to pest control incorporating a wide range of controls, and importantly monitoring before and after treatment.

There are several factors to consider when monitoring pest issues. We ensure that the bait used is palatable and it is easy to see whether it’s been taken by the pests. Ideally use a non-toxic bait – not only does this minimise the risk to people and other non-target species, but it also helps prevent the development of resistance. 

When it comes to treatment, support chemical controls with non-chemical solutions. We choose a proven, fast-acting rodenticide which minimises the risk to the environment.

Covering the London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Peterborough areas, Evoque Commercial Pest Control has you covered!

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