Choosing a pest management company is a very important choice for you. And we understand the importance of securing your environment as quickly and efficiently as possible. That’s why all of our contracted services are guaranteed*. If you are not completely satisfied, we will return to the site for another treatment at no additional cost. This is the best guarantee we can offer you and give another meaning to the concept of customer satisfaction.
Before proceeding, we conduct an interview with you as well as a written assessment to properly determine the work to be performed. Subsequently, if you wish, the certified technician can offer you a personalized preventive program to control the presence of parasites.
* We will be happy to guarantee our work as long as you comply with the written hygiene and maintenance recommendations requested by our certified technician.
INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN
At A-Extermination, we are proud to use an IPMP plan.
An Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPMP) must be developed to identify hazards and know how to act to prevent or treat an infestation of pests or harmful animals. Through training and implementation of an IPM plan, the effects related to the presence of pests in homes and businesses can be significantly reduced, if not eliminated. The IPM should include the following six steps:
Step 1 – Be Preventive
Define preventive measures against insects and pests: The main objective of the IPMP is to act preventively, that is, to prevent insects, pests, and rodents from proliferating, using the following means:
- Waste management.
- Monitoring of cleaning and hygiene measures.
- Maintenance and upkeep of buildings.
- Biological and mechanical controls.
The application of good prevention methods allows for controlling the presence of insects and pests without having to use chemical products that can lead to other complications. The use of pesticides should only be a last resort.
Step 2 – Situation Assessment
This involves conducting an on-site assessment and looking for existing or potential problems related to the presence of insects or pests. The assessment should include the following actions:
- Identify the types of insects and pests present.
- Conduct a study to understand the extent of the proliferation in the premises.
- Identify potential sources of insects and pests (for example mealworms can come from deliveries of contaminated food).
Step 3 – Develop a Suitable Plan
We will look for methods to combat insects and pests common in the region or present in your facilities. These can be barriers, traps, or food waste management procedures. Sometimes it will be useful to modify the temperature and humidity conditions of certain premises. We will identify the main areas for improvement, mainly by examining:
- Sanitary facilities.
- Transportation and storage of foodstuffs (stock rotation).
- Purchasing management (buying food in a reasonable manner to avoid too long storage).
Step 4 – Implement the Plan
The implementation of the IPMP includes the elements below.
- Training: Users of a building must know the pest and insect control measures that apply to it. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of cleaning and hygiene.
- Communication: Prepare standard written procedures detailing each part of the exterminator plan. Write parallel procedures to control their application and communicate them to all concerned.
- Activity monitoring: Regular verification of its effectiveness. Procedures must be put in place to ensure that the treatment is up-to-date, that instructions are well understood, and that the exterminator and the client are working together.
Step 5 – Evaluate the Plan
Regularly assess the effectiveness of the IPMP. Identify which aspects of the plan require adjustments, and then verify that corrective measures and implemented verification methods are effective.
Step 6 – Make Adjustments
Based on the results of Step 5, continuously adjust the plan by incorporating improvements. A-Extermination is committed to staying informed about new methods of combating insects, pests, and rodents. Ensure that the adjustments take into account the variable behaviours of pests according to the seasons.