In the not too distant past, if there were pests at your plant or warehouse, you called the local pest control company and they sprayed the heck out of the place. Times have changed and treating with chemicals is not always the best answer.
At Cypress Creek Pest Control, we realize that having a pest-free environment is critical for your business. Pest infestations create health issues for employees; ant and rodent infestations can affect electrical components causing malfunctions at your facility. Environmental sustainability is an important factor for many industries. Our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) service eliminates pests in an environmentally friendly way, avoiding unnecessary pesticide usage while delivering exceptional results
We begin by doing a thorough inspection of your facility. We note any areas where pests may gain entry. Then we eliminate any existing pest activity. We utilize the San Francisco Reduced Risk Pesticide List to ensure the least toxic method is used for eliminating pests. We set up a proactive monitoring program to catch any new pests. If activity is found, we eliminate it using our environmentally friendly IPM service.
The process utilizes regular monitoring to determine if and when treatment is needed. Treatments are not made on a pre-determined schedule that is typically uses in traditional pest control services. The individual components of IPM include: inspection, monitoring, assessment, treatment and evaluation. There is also an educational aspect of IPM. It may require retraining employees on sanitary measures, such as: no food outside of break room areas, cleaning product spills immediately, proper storage of raw materials and other measures.
Remedial action does not always include a chemical response. Your Pest Control Operator may suggest a range of solutions including:
This may include new policies on bringing food into certain areas, or limiting food to a certain area. The Pest Control Operator may suggest better cleanup of food residues and that trash be properly disposed of.
Redesign efforts may include rat-proofing, different types of trash receptacles or use of lighting that doesn’t attract insects.
Maintenance activities and habitat modification can be suggested to eliminate water sources that pose an attractive habitat for pests. It may be suggested the plant use more aggressive caulking of cracks, screening vents, better cleaning procedures and repair of water leaks.
Physical control would be in place. This would include things such as traps for rats and mice, pheromone traps and the like. A qualified technician will be able to advise you of proper protocols and placement of traps. He or she will know even if a pheromone trap hasn’t caught any insects, the placement may need to be adjusted.
Chemical solution will be suggested as a last resort starting with non-toxic and lastly chemical applications.