What is Integrated Pest Management?


Traditional methods of pest control usually involves no more than periodic applications of pesticides. IPM (Integrated Pest Management) is a common sense approach to pest management that uses a variety of methods to control pests.  Chemical pesticides may be part of an IPM program. However, considerable effort is also put towards preventing pest problems by controlling conditions which may attract and support pests. IPM has been used successfully for many years in agriculture, and is increasingly being applied in non agricultural settings. 

In structural pest control (pest control in and around buildings), IPM focuses mainly on eliminating or reducing sources of food, water, and harborage that are available to pests, and limiting pest access into and throughout buildings. Control measures such as sanitation, and building maintenance and modifications are strong elements of a structural IPM program. The success of such a program requires the collaborative efforts of everyone involved in the management and maintenance of a building including service contractors, tenants, custodians, and other employees. Education and cooperation are necessary parts of any IPM program.


Our Pest Control Recommendations

  • Keep all food in storage bins, especially food that is stored in
    desks and cabinets.
  • Use one trash barrel in the office or your home for food only
    or use the garbage disposal for all food items.
  • Report all pest sightings and/or pest evidence to Building
    Manager or call Buono Pest Control for help.
  • Remove all unnecessary items and clutter from all areas
    especially under desks and in kitchen and dining areas.
  • Do not leave food out overnight.
  • With the cooperation of everyone working together we can
    prevent and eliminate the insect and rodent population for a
    safe, clean and healthy environment.
  • Specific problems will lead to specific recommendations.