Integrated Pest Management

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James McHale Jr from JP McHale Pest Management gives a presentation on Integrated Pest Management from an Urban Prospective.

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Integrated Pest Management

  1. 1. 1 Integrated Pest Management from an Urban Pest Management Perspective
  2. 2. 2 Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Defined • A sustainable model of managing pest pressure. • Employs biological, cultural, physical, and least toxic pest control products. • Long-term results. • Minimize economic, health and environmental exposure.
  3. 3. 3 Methods Monitoring programs for early detection. Tools: • Insect monitors • Insect light traps • Rodent devices • Pheromone lures
  4. 4. 4 Examples of control methodology • Physical: (HEPA Vacuums, etc.) • Cultural: (Climate Control, etc.) • Biological: (Insecticidal Soaps, etc.) • Pest Management Products: (Natural plant-based derivatives, etc.)
  5. 5. 5 Choosing a product • Formulation is key • Baits and gels • Target-specific • Dust formulations • Wettable powders • Arbor care products
  6. 6. 6 Action Thresholds • The point at which exceeding pest pressure or environmental conditions will become an economic threat, public health concern or environmental risk. • Suppress pest population levels below pre-determined threshold levels.
  7. 7. 7 Urban Pest Management (UPM) • Deals with social and economic conditions in their entirety. • Public Health, Economics and Aesthetics are the core principles. • Pre-determined action thresholds are very often zero!
  8. 8. 8 Agricultural Pest Management (APM) • APM practices accepted as necessary in the production of food, fiber and animal husbandry. • APM thresholds vary; low levels of pest populations tolerated. • APM: production trumps aesthetics.
  9. 9. 9 Core Principles of UPM-Public Health • Bed Bugs • Mosquitoes • Deer Ticks • Wasps
  10. 10. 10 Core Principles of UPM-Economics • Cockroaches • Eastern Subterranean Termites • Bed Bugs
  11. 11. 11 Core Principle of UPM-Aesthetics • Lawn Care • Arbor Care • General Pest Control
  12. 12. 12 Most common pest problems in the Urban Pest Management industry • Bed Bugs • Carpenter Ants • Eastern Subterranean Termites • Mice • Rats • Wasps • Deer Ticks • Stored Product Pests • German Cockroaches • Flies
  13. 13. 13 Residential Market • 3-4 visits annually. • Homes examined for all types of pests. • Identify vulnerable conditions to infestation. • Target seasonal pests. • Treat potential harborage sites; seal avenues of entry.
  14. 14. 14 Commercial Market • Brand and reputation. • Early detection and awareness. • Access to data and information. • Monitoring programs more aggressive. • All monitoring devices cleaned, dated and examined every visit. • Work may need to be done discretely, at night.
  15. 15. 15 Business Practices
  16. 16. 16 Residential Target Audience • Manager of the home, usually a female. • Talk about results of the service, peace of mind. • Use soft colors to appeal to women. • Protecting their family from pest-related health threats.
  17. 17. 17 Commercial Target Audience • Property Manager, Business Owner, Director of Housekeeping, General Manager, Purchasing Agent • Brand Protection/Reputation • Partnership between client and us. • Flexible scheduling, same technician, easy access to reports, etc.
  18. 18. 18 Keys to success in Urban Pest Management • Consumer perception: commoditized • Brand building and innovation • Effective marketing and information
  19. 19. 19 Keys to success in Urban Pest Management (continued) • Bundle services • Bilingual staff members • Experience and training • Advanced technology • Accept all forms of payment • Price equals perceived value
  20. 20. 20 Guarantees • Complimentary visits in between regularly scheduled examinations. • Money-back guarantees for dissatisfaction. • Because of methodology, home will be relatively free of pests.
  21. 21. 21 THANK YOU!

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