Integrated Pest Management

PestAid uses an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach in all our services that involves utilizing a range of practices for control of pests not just to cure an existing pest problem but also looking at prevention for a longer-term solution. The risks to human health and the environment are also carefully considered, where the proper use of pesticides and non-chemical solutions are practiced.

IPM involves several components that look at different aspects of pest control:

  • Monitoring – This involves regular observation of the premises, to inspect and determine the presence of pests and following that, the identification of the type of pests. This would then help determine the most appropriate treatment type and approach.
  • Environmental conditions – This involves studying the conditions of the premises, such as furniture setup, temperature/humidity and sanitation, and identifying the contributing factors that make the premises favourable to pests.
  • Non/Low-chemical controls – Alternatives to pesticide use, many methods ranging from setting traps and insect barriers, to simple practices such as proper garbage disposal and sanitation, depending on the severity of the problem.
  • Proper pesticide application – All pesticides have recommended usage instructions, as advised by the manufacturers. Improper use not only reduces pest control effectiveness, but may also increase risks to humans and the environment. Pesticide use should also follow a rotation program to reduce resistance to a particular chemical, for a more sustainable solution.
  • Historical information – Proper record-keeping of past treatments and findings are crucial, as historical logs provide important information that will impact future treatment approaches.
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