This is a common question our customers ask us. How does our approach to pest control work? This is usually followed with questions concerning whether or not they, their family, or their pets are in any danger. It’s true that preparing for extermination often requires that you remove yourself and your family (including your pets) from the premises while the extermination is underway, but it’s also true that there is no danger to you or your family once the process is over. The West Palm Beach pest control experts at Empire Pest Defense safeguard you and your family against any possible dangers caused by our insecticide agents.

Dealing With Bugs

Pest control can be divided into two different types. Those are bugs and rodents. Bugs present a unique problem because of their size. They can get into just about anywhere and they’re very difficult to keep out of your house. Once they’re in there, they can cause a great deal of damage and they’re very difficult to get rid of. Treatments generally include things like bug bombs and sprays. Some of these treatments leave a residual powder behind that can kill insects that may have been missed by the first treatment.

That being said, reputable pest control companies use as little toxic chemical as they can get away with. Empire Pest Defense uses integrated pest management (IPM) to manage insect infestations. IPM helps reduce our reliance on chemical insecticides and helps us focus on prevention once current infestations have been dealt with.

What is Integrated Pest Management?

Integrated pest management uses environmental factors to control pest problems before they begin. This can be used on a grand scale for agricultural pest control but it can also be applied to urban or residential pest control as well. Empire Pest Defense will take a look at the factors they may be making your home a target for invasive insects.

Environmental factors that can cause serious pest infestations include things such as floodlights on your front lawn that are too close to your home or shrubbery that is too close to your home. Insects love dark moist places but they also love light as well, especially at night. These are two factors that, once controlled, can help prevent future infestations.

Empire Pest Control will also want to look at the area surrounding your home and the foundation. If there are cracks there, they need to be sealed. The use of non-chemical treatments such as diatomaceous earth can be used around bushes and shrubbery outside of your home. They can also be used as a potential stopgap if you do have cracks that are being utilized by insects as an entryway.

Empire Pest Defense Provides Safe Pest Control to Your Family

The best pest control companies use as little pesticide as they need to get the job done. This is safer for you, your pets, and your family. Give Empire Pest Defense a call or talk to us online and we can discuss our treatment options with you.