Integrated Pest Management
Sensitive areas that require specialized care by real pest management professionals.
The cost of our professional service is negligible compared to the expense you incur from physical damage, lost productivity, and reduced customer confidence from an insect and rodent infestation at your facilities.
Pratt Pest Management NW realizes the importance of a pest free environment for your business, employees and clients. We also know that safety in sensitive public facilities is a high priority. That is why we specialize in customized Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Programs.
IPM is the science of managing pest levels below desirable thresholds using all available tactics including:
INSPECTIONS AND MONITORING
Pratt Pest Management Technicians are trained in all aspects of pest management but none is more important than the skill of observation. We start by thoroughly inspecting your facilities, investigating possible areas of pest entry and harborage. Sanitation is the most important step in providing a pest free environment, we will note problem areas and suggest corrections. Monitoring devices including passive, mechanical, and special pheromone traps will be installed to indicate the first signs of problems, so proper control measures can be performed accurately. Periodic written reports will be issued detailing findings, treatments performed, and results.
CULTURAL, NATURAL AND MECHANICAL CONTROL
Whenever prudent, cultural, natural or mechanical techniques are used. We routinely utilize sanitary flying insect light traps, locate and exclude pest entry points, and provide useful suggestions for changing cultural conditions and business operations that are conducive for pest infestations.
Precision treatments using least toxic chemical insecticides and rodenticides may be used in conjunction with non-toxic control measures to provide desired results when monitoring indicates a need. Our trained professional technicians have an intimate knowledge of pest biology. They will determine the appropriate product, timing and method of application to assure exposure to employees and customers is minimized.
Despite our strengths derived from intensive technical training, knowledge of pest biology, and commitment to exceeding expectations, the customer also plays a crucial role in the success of an IPM program. Each member of your organization must be educated and committed to the idea of IPM. Effective communication regarding pest sightings and prevention is crucial. Recommendations by our staff to reduce pest populations through habitat reduction, and building or environmental alterations sometimes requires a financial commitment to achieve long term results.