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Integrated Pest Management

Owl Pest Control strategy focus on “Integrated Pest Management” (IPM), an environmentally friendly approach that combines all available methods of preventing pests in a given environment, hence minimising the use of pesticides.

Integrated Pest Management techniques may be mechanical (e.g. using pest traps or other exclusion methods), biological (e.g. using parasites or growth regulators), or focus on the environment (e.g. improve sanitation to prevent pest attraction or development).

Owl’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) procedures are organised around the following components:

A. Identifying problem areas:

Comprehensive Inspection of Premises to determine pest entry points, sources of water and food, and harbourage opportunities.

B. Understanding traffic patterns:

Volume of goods and stock rotation must be taken into account, as well as the number of people who come in and out of the premises every day.

C. Identification of pest species:

Pest Control operators, and facility employees must coordinate their efforts to pinpoint exactly when, where, and how many pests were seen so that current infestations can be resolved. Accurate pest identification is critical to a successful IPM program, as different types of pests require particular control methods depending on their behaviour and biology.

D. Tailored monitoring programmes:

Regular observation is the cornerstone of Integrated Pest Management. The building condition, its surroundings, the internal temperature / humidity all influence decisions in finding the most appropriate monitoring program. A comprehensive inspection and analysis of the facility, including interviews with key employees, assist us in developing the most appropriate pest control program.

E. Health & Hygiene Consultation:

The key factor of every Integrated Pest Management program is the daily health & hygiene system, which impacts directly on the presence of pests internally & externally.

F. Control Procedures:

Non-chemical control procedures are always used and only if absolutely necessary are chemical control procedures are considered.

G. Continuous record keeping:

Record-keeping is essential, as is a thorough knowledge of the behaviour and reproductive cycles of target pests. It documents all evidence of pest infestations and sightings.

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