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IPM is an abbreviation for Integrated Pest Management. Integrated Pest Management
is a process involving common sense and sound solutions for treating and controlling pests.

IPM is an abbreviation for Integrated Pest Management. Integrated Pest Management is a process involving common sense and sound solutions for treating and controlling pests.

THESE SOLUTIONS INCORPORATE THREE BASIC STEPS:

1. Inspection

2. Identification

3.Treatment

Treatment options vary from sealing cracks and removing food and water sources to pesticide treatments when necessary.

For more information on IPM, visit www.whatisipm.org

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) uses a combination of different techniques in pest management in an organized program to subdue pest populations that will result in prevention, reduction and elimination of pest infestations. For IPM to succeed, the environmental health specialists in charge, must consider the psychology and environment of the target pest. This will be followed by techniques that are best made with the help of the community and its residents who will actively participate in addressing their pest problems.

3 STEPS OF IPM

Inspection
— This is done by routinely examining the indoor and outdoor areas where the pests are present or if an area is favorable to pest infestations. Regular inspections will be maintained as part of IPM.

Identification
— After proper inspection, determining the type or species of pest is necessary to effectively control the pest. For instance, control methods would be different for termites and ants, or honeybees and wasps, or squirrels and rodents.

Treatment
— This will include a variety of methods depending on the type of pest that is found in the area. However, the principle of IPM is to manage the environment where pest is present while eliminating their food, water and shelter.

IPM IN BUSINESS

The existence of pests and rodents in a business can affect the way customers view a company, which could then affect the growth of one. Further, pests and rodents can pose serious health risk to employees and the safety of the property. IPM in business provides business establishments a chance to fight back from threat brought about by pests. A more complete approach to pest control is how IPM can provide recommendation that is based on your business’ unique needs. Pest professionals do not use a “one size fits all” approach since every situation and needs differ. Whether it is sealing cracks, removing food or water source, or applying pesticide treatments, IPM is about finding the best and most comprehensive solution for pest infestations.

MANAGING POTENTIAL PEST HOTSPOTS WITH THE USE OF IPM

  • Seal window frames
  • Windows should be properly screened
  • Remove dishes in rooms after use
  • Vacuum regularly
  • Seal up crack and crevices especially around pipes and wiring
  • Seal up any cracks and holes on the outside of your home
  • Seal up small cracks, holes and crevices in visible areas and in hidden areas as well
  • Wipe counters frequently
  • Seal food containers
  • Give attention to the maintenance and upkeep of your home’s foundation
  • Screen crawl space vents
  • Store garbage in sealed containers and always do proper disposal
  • Store pet goods in sealed containers
  • Make certain that gutters and downspouts are unclogged
  • Water should be channeled from downspouts away from the foundation
  • Keep bins closed and not pile up in outside bins
  • Keep tree branches well trimmed and away from the house
  • Stack firewood and lumber away from the house
  • Get rid of old tires that could fill up with water and provide breeding ground for pests
  • Always keep the garage door closed to prevent wildlife entry
  • Keep shrubbery trimmed and away from the house
  • Inspect all luggage after a trip before bringing them inside the house to make certain that you are not carrying any pests
  • Inspect boxes, grocery bags and other packaging thoroughly before bringing them home

The success of an IPM program will depend on the participation and support of many people and not just the employees who are carrying the treatment. However, our company understands the principles of IPM and we know how this can contribute to the success of the program. Proper communication with our service clients is necessary to properly carry out inspection, identification and treatment.

What Our Clients Say

Horizon Pest Control came to spray for a really bad ant problem that we had here. They took care of it. When we had a few more creep up later, Horizon came out again to get rid of them just as quickly. It was all very convenient and efficient!

Jennifer T., Little Falls, NJ

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It was an excellent experience. He knew what he was doing and got rid of the ants. Their service includes 4 visits. They are very flexible with their scheduling. We have no complaints and they are very pleasant!

Home Owner, Englewood, NJ

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Why Choose Horizon?

Reasons to Work with Horizon Pest Control

  • OUR GUARANTEE: If pests return, so will we – FOR FREE.
  • RECIPIENT OF ANGIES LIST SUPER SERVICE AWARD: Horizon received this award in 2009 and maintains an A+ rating on Angieslist.com
  • 98% SATISFACTION RATING: on average most of our clients have been with us for 10 years or more. Our oldest clients are families that have trusted us with their pest control and home services since 1970.
  • EFFECTIVE SERVICE: We provide the most comprehensive, reliable and courteous
    New Jersey pest control service you’ll find from any service company, with fast and effective response to your needs.
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Why Choose Horizon?

Reasons to Work with Horizon Pest Control

  • OUR GUARANTEE:

    If pests return, so will we – FOR FREE.
  • RECIPIENT OF ANGIES LIST SUPER SERVICE AWARD:

    Horizon received this award in 2009 and maintains an A+ rating on Angieslist.com
  • 98% SATISFACTION RATING:

    on average most of our clients have been with us for 10 years or more. Our oldest clients are families that have trusted us with their pest control and home services since 1970.
  • EFFECTIVE SERVICE:

    We provide the most comprehensive, reliable and courteous New Jersey pest control service you’ll find from any service company, with fast and effective response to your needs.