Integrated Pest Management: New Approach to Pest Control

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Due to the harmful effect of chemical pesticides to people, animals, and the environment, a new approach to Youngs Pest Control is now being promoted and it’s called the integrated pest management, which is a cost-effective strategy in combating pest problems without the unnecessary use of chemical pesticides.

The basic necessities of pests, just like man, are food, water and shelter and when there is this existing condition, the first immediate approach of integrated pest management is to inspect for signs of pest activity in a referred area with this existing condition, such that when these signs are confirmed there’s a strong possibility of an active pest infestation in the referred area. A starting point of preventive method of pest management is eliminating the existence of the basic necessities of pests in your area and doing so eliminates pest presence in your area, to which there are other preventive strategies, such as: improving sanitation, sealing cracks to eliminate pest habitat, installing door sweeps to keep out mice or insects, and fixing leaking pipes and fittings to remove the presence of excess water.

It is the children’s health that is mostly affected by pesticide spraying since children have fragile bodies, such that the effects of chemical spraying to control and eliminate pests have been linked to the following ailments: leukemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, brain tumors, lower birth weight, and congenital heart defects.  In San Francisco in 1996, instead of using spray pesticides, integrated pest management approaches were applied and succeeded in eliminating large cockroach infestations in the buildings and facilities, and from that time on, the city has largely reduced the use of pesticide in eliminating the breeding of cockroaches for its buildings.  When chemical pesticides are sprayed in buildings or tracked in from out of doors, they present a risk to the residents and pesticides that are sprayed outdoors may contaminate runoffs and waterways, all these risk outcomes are due to the chemicals remaining in the area for months after spraying. For more info about pest control, visit http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/453438/pest-control.

There is a comparative study of integrated pest management and conventional pest treatments in the homes of pregnant women, where it was found that insecticides were found in the blood samples of pregnant mothers whose home were sprayed with insecticides, while none were found in the blood samples of pregnant mothers whose homes were applied with integrated pest management approach.

The cost-effectiveness of the integrated pest management actually far outweighs its competitors, since its operating cost is much lower than the cost of using traditional spray-intensive pest control stockport, and with that, the results are translated into great savings for the homeowner and the clients.  A good example of this is that in Cape May County in New Jersey which saved $45,000, between 1993 and 1998, in eradicating cockroaches in their locality, using the integrated pest management approach.

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