At Prodigy Pest Solutions, our main focus is eliminating the presence of insects and rodents from your home and preventing new invasions and infestations from occurring. However we also want to ensure the solutions we use are safe, environmentally-friendly, and holistic — in addition to being effective.
That’s why we adhere to integrated pest management (IPM) methodologies. This process allows our technicians to customize prevention plans around your yard and environment, targeting the weak points of your home and finding a real, final solution to your pest problems.
Here’s how it works.
What is IPM?
When you have a toothache, there are certain steps you can take to alleviate the pain. You may use numbing cream or ice on your jaw to ease the pain. You may even try pain pills. Yet, each one of these actions doesn’t target the source of your pain; these merely address the symptom (i.e. pain). That’s why you go to the dentist, who can identify why your tooth hurts and remedy it.
IPM is the same way. When you have a bug or rodent problem, our team at Prodigy Pest Solutions can mitigate it with extermination and elimination efforts. We can clear your home of these invaders with solutions that best fit your needs and lifestyle.
However, that’s just the symptom of a larger issue.
In order to prevent infestations and invasions from happening again, we need to address the source of the issue. Do you have overgrown vegetation against your home, or do certain plants in your yard attract pests? Do you store wood on the ground or have gaps along your windows and doors? Is one part of your home more vulnerable than other areas?
All of these questions — answered through a thorough examination process of your home — will help us determine how the pests broke into your home and what allowed them to thrive.
What does IPM entail?
IPM is very popular, but what it looks like can vary by region and pest type. In Florida, we may have to consider the ways in which our naturally humid and tropical-like environment creates a welcoming home for termites, spiders, and mosquitoes. Once your home’s landscape is taken into consideration, we can then try several methods.
IPM may look like introducing plants or natural components that specific pests around your home don’t like. We may also consider a better irrigation process and timetable or recommend different organizational patterns to mitigate the number of pests in your yard.
Regardless of the preventative steps we take, pesticide control is often considered one of the final steps in the process. While these compounds can be safe and effective, methodologies that involve environmental and organizational changes can be easier and more affordable.
Try IPM With Prodigy Pest Solutions
We want to help you protect your home, while also feeling confident in your home’s ability to protect your family from pests! Learn more about our targeted approach for specific home pest invaders online. Call us today to try IPM for these specific pests!