Our Environmentally Friendly Approach To Pest control
Green Pest Management is a more eco-friendly way of describing Integrated Pest Management (IPM). We are committed to IPM.
That means we aim to protect the environment and future ecosystems while delivering the best pest solution to our clients possible. We aim to minimize the use of chemicals while maintaining our world-class pest control solutions.
In other words, you won’t find our technicians dumping chemicals on your property in hopes that covering the property might rid the home of unwanted pests.
We are among 3% of pest control companies awarded the Quality Pro (QP) distinction. For pest control companies, that is a BIG thing. Our name “integrity” extends to our clients and their pest problems, the future ecosystems, and the planet at large.
To accomplish GPM, we use a multi-step approach to Pest Management.
You cannot get away from the use of chemicals in Pest Management, however, by including prevention and monitoring techniques that we have developed over the last 30+ years, we have developed techniques that allow us to be much wiser with our use of pesticides. In this, we have remained responsible and highly effective.
The 5 Steps of GPM – Integrity’s Commitment to Environmental Stewardship
It is nearly impossible for a DIY pest management program to be classified as GPM.
Green Pest Management requires the guidance and knowledge of a pest professional that understands bugs, rodents, life cycles, pest volumes, and other insect-ecosystem interactions that are not well known.
This web of relationships makes it very difficult for a DIY to use GPM. We would only aim to encourage anyone that is attempting to take on such a responsibility. Here is our 5 step approach to GPM
Step 1: Inspection
As with most things, the first step is critical to an effective eco-friendly pest management program. Insects and rodents are essential to the ecological balance of the earth and must be considered a friend before a foe.
A new balance must be created when an insect or rodent becomes a pest and endangers health and property. Here is where our Integrated Pest Management approach to Pest Management takes over as the industry leader.
During the inspection phase of GPM, the Pest Management Professional (PMP) inspects for pests, cracks, damage, and hiding warning signs. The PMP looks for food & water sources, any signs of pest history.
This step cannot be skipped, overlooked, or downplayed. This is where a prevention plan is developed to secure your home from potential pest invasions.
Step 2: Removal of Food and Harborage
If pesticides are the sole means of pest control, then all other steps get skipped or ignored. Strictly chemical approaches control infestations by introducing large amounts of pesticides into the environment without regard to environmental effects.
In GPM, infestations are first discouraged by creating environments that are unsuitable for rapid population expansion. What does this mean? First, we must remove the food & water sources (i.e., leaky pipes), compost, yard debris, accessible pet food, garbage, and other food sources.
If these issues are not addressed, then the problem has a reasonable likelihood of returning following the treatment.
Education is everything with long term management of pest annoyances & infestations.
Step 3: Exclusion
During exclusion, we identify problem areas and put forth a plan to fix vulnerability points. There is so much pest management that must be completed before chemicals are ever introduced to the property.
As part of our commitment to environmental responsibility, Integrity is a member of the National Pest Management Association’s Quality Pro program, which maintains rigorous ethical and operational standards for professional pest control operators.
In this step, your PMP will maintain a vigilant effort to remove or seal entry points into your home and keep them sealed off. Remember, debris piles, overhanging branches, high moisture areas, must be addressed.
This exclusion process eliminates portals of entry into your home for pests & rodents.
Step 4: Judicious Usage of Pesticides
A pesticide program must be developed to pest-proof your home, property, and family even after thoroughly assessing the situation and removing food sources and exclusions.
In an eco-conscientious pest management program, pesticide use is only one component of the program. Integrated Pest Management requires an eco-minded approach to pest use. Due to this, our technicians are more focused, accurate, and willing to use restraint to protect everyone involved, future & present.
In other words, we treat the problem, focusing on location and quantity to maximize our world-class status in pest management while reducing our footprint.
Never trust a PMP that overuses pesticides in hopes of treating the unknown with a luck-based approach to Pest Management. As often as possible, we will monitor our product use to lower toxicity to people, pets, non-target pests, and the environment
Step 5: Monitoring
Pest Management is not a hit & run process. Monitoring is as important as the initial inspection.
Our technicians know how to monitor your home to encourage conditions that discourage and identify pests before they become a full-blown infestation.
This five-step process is Integrity’s Commitment To Environmental Stewardship.
Are you seeking an even Greener Solution?
We carry a product that is used explicitly for clients’ properties & homes that request the greenest solution.
Since 1990, one of our partner companies has been the world’s largest provider of Green Pest Control solutions. This earth-sensitive solution has received a Green Builder ® Magazine Best of Show Award. Integrity’s Commitment To Environmental Responsibility has continually reminded us to listen to use IPM standards, use science and experience, listen to our associations and those associated, and listen to the families and the environment as we continue to be the leader in Oklahoma Pest Control.
The only way to maintain a reduced footprint is to continue education, provide unmatched support, be local while providing groundbreaking treatment programs with industry-leading products.
Remember, your bugs are always developing immunity to pesticides; it is time to be smarter than the pest and incorporate GPM into your pest management program.
For more on green pesticide programs or Integrity’s Commitment To Environmental stewardship, call us at Phone: Call Today!