Exterminator vs Integrated Pest Management
So lets define Integrated Pest Management. IPM as it is referred to, is a method of using a broad-based approach to control of pests in the most cost effective manner, employing all the potential tools to effectively manage pests.
Following Steps for Prevention, Cultural Controls, Physical or mechanical controls and Biological Control. http://ipm.ucanr.edu/GENERAL/whatisipmurban.html
The Difference Between Exterminators and Pest Professional
We use a combination of prevention methods, including exclusion, repellants, chemicals, baits and the most targeted pest control approach available.
The Definition of Exterminator:
someone who exterminates (especially someone whose occupation is the extermination of troublesome rodents and insects)
Definition of IPM
IPM is an ecosystem-based strategy that focuses on long-term prevention of pests or their damage through a combination of techniques such as biological control, habitat manipulation, modification of cultural practices, and use of resistant varieties. Pesticides are used only after monitoring indicates they are needed according to established guidelines, and treatments are made with the goal of removing only the target organism. Pest control materials are selected and applied in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, beneficial and nontarget organisms, and the environment.
Why FullScope Pest Control is an Integrated Pest Specialist, and not just an exterminator.
At FullScope Pest Control, we aren’t exterminators. We are pest management professionals. We don’t spray and pray.
We analyze the situation at hand, and employ all the potential techniques we have at our disposal, and use them to manage whatever pest population we are facing.
We apply these methods across all lines of pest management, including rodents, insects, animals, and termites.
Exterminators typically just come out and spray, with little or no assessment around the root cause of the problem. An exterminator will typically do the same type of service, regardless of the type of structure, level of infestation, and without interviewing the customer about the true cause of the pest problem.
We educate, communicate, and eradicate.