How you treat a pest infestation differs based on several factors, such as the season, size of the property and species of the pest in question. Some exterminators treat any insect, rodent or wildlife outbreak as an opportunity for pesticides. And while that may prove effective in some cases – does that make it the best answer in every scenario?
At Magic Exterminating we don’t think so. In certain cases, pesticides are the only option left, but a majority of the time we find that infestations can be controlled using better strategies. That’s why we follow Integrated Pest Management for our homes and businesses in New York City and Long Island. But you may be asking – what is IPM?
What is Integrated Pest Management?
IPM, or Integrated Pest Management was started as a holistic alternative to pesticides. It’s understood that these pesticides may work on the problem pests, but their effects linger in the surrounding ecosystem. Pesticides can get into the soil and water supply, poisoning any animals that come into contact with it. The IPM Institute of North America noted this and decided there must be a better way.
Instead of poisoning a colony, an IPM approach would involve taking away what made your property appealing to pests to begin with. They’ll remove food and water sources and make other adjustments that will turn your space into an unideal shelter. With changes like this it’s possible for, instead of killing the pests, to simply persuade the pests to leave on their own!
Benefits of IPM Services
Environmental consciousness is paramount now more than ever. That’s one thing that Integrated Pest Management works to maintain, and it can offer even more than that to residences and commercial properties in New York City and Long Island.
Hospitals, daycares and private residences are only a few of the spaces that require sensitive care in terms of pest control. You don’t want to spray pesticides that may pose a risk to children or the sick. Instead, IPM can help you remove pests by eliminating the factors that draw them in.
IPM With Magic Exterminating
The Magic Exterminating team in Flushing NY is certified to operate the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System. The safety of our clients and the sustainability of our planet is of the utmost importance to us. And our training is ongoing, all centered on making sure that we stay on the cutting edge of our industry. So if you want cutting-edge, sustainable pest control treatment, contact us today for a free estimate!