Commercial pest control differs from residential pest control by size and definition. Commercial spaces are often larger and attract different pests and possibly nuisance wildlife. Businesses are prone to cockroaches, mice, and rats. Predominantly because of where commercial and retail businesses are located, access through open doors and bays, and deliveries possibly carrying pests.
What is Integrated Pest Management?
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an integrated methodology to combat and treat pests and nuisance wildlife. It is a series of processes that consider your facility, environment, and employees.
The EPA defines IPM:
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.
The IPM approach can be applied to both agricultural and non-agricultural settings, such as the home, garden, and workplace. IPM takes advantage of all appropriate pest management options including, but not limited to, the judicious use of pesticides.
What do you offer in commercial services?
Many businesses contract with Accurate Pest Control to ensure a safe and healthy environment for their customers and employees. Other business owners unintentionally overlook pest control as part of budgeting to create a hospitable and inviting experience.
Due to the pandemic, many businesses have been closed or forced to reduce their hours. Also, working remotely has become the norm for more than 65% of companies. Inactivity and absence can welcome pests such as mice, cockroaches, nuisance wildlife, and ants. Utilizing a pest control service for maintenance and frequent inspections will keep your physical location free from infestation and subsequent structural damage. These services include:
- Pest Control Services. We provide monthly, bi-monthly, and quarterly IPM Services. Audit services monitored locations, hospitals, schools, warehouses, food production plants, and on-call services.
- Wildlife Services. Our technicians are trained and specialize in population reduction, emergency removals, total eradication, and exclusions.
- AccuShield Exclusion. AccuShield is a permanent solution sealing up all entry points for a successful eradication for the exclusion of rodents and wildlife.
- Restoration and Construction. We offer various services, including structural repairs, exclusions for rodents and wildlife, cleanouts and guts of unused or old space.
- Mold remediation. Our mold remediation services are safe and effective for both the business and our technicians. All products used are EPA-registered and environmentally friendly. Our NYS-certified technicians are not only capable of remediating the mold but able to correct all original moisture problems causing it to grow initially.
Once you have received a written mold assessment from a licensed NYS Mold Assessor, Accurate will inspect the structure for all signs of mold, including corrections needed. Accurate will then provide all parties with a written work plan to remediate the mold and correct any moisture/temperature issues. Accurate will schedule with all parties involved, and the remediation work will be completed. Containment chambers and air scrubbers will be used throughout the process. Once the mold assessor issues clearance, Accurate will provide all documentation and transferrable warranty.
What should I look for in a commercial pest control service?
The key to commercial services is to use an IPM approach and monitor and maintain a pest-free environment. Doing this will prevent pest issues from getting to an overwhelming or heavy infestation level and keep the insects below the threshold. IPM embraces four simple steps:
- Set Action Thresholds
Before taking any pest control action, IPM first sets an action threshold, a point at which pest populations or environmental conditions indicate that pest control action must be taken. Sighting a single pest does not always mean control is needed.
- Monitor and Identify Pests
Not all insects, weeds, and other living organisms require control. Many organisms are innocuous, and some are even beneficial. IPM programs work to monitor pests and identify them accurately so that appropriate control decisions can be made in conjunction with action thresholds.
As the first line of pest control, IPM programs manage the crop, lawn, or indoor space to prevent pests from becoming a threat. These control methods can be very effective and cost-efficient and present little to no risk to people or the environment.
Once monitoring, identification, and action thresholds indicate that pest control is required and preventive methods are no longer effective or available, IPM programs then evaluate the proper control method for effectiveness and risk. Effective, less risky pest controls are chosen first… If further monitoring, identifications, and action thresholds indicate that less risky controls are not working, additional pest control methods would be employed, such as targeted spraying of pesticides. Broadcast spraying of non-specific pesticides is a last resort.
Can I get an annual contract for my business?
Yes, contracts for commercial businesses are best kept on a Monthly or BM Monthly basis. We offer one-time and quarterly services and will customize any agreement to fit the customer’s needs. We want your commercial property to be a pest-free environment for your employees, visitors, and production.
Ask us how to schedule a free inspection to determine the best course of action.