Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

IPM is a more family and environmentally friendly approach to pest intrusion in Florida. Invasive products and practices are eliminated in the IPM approach to pest prevention and even management. Our goal at Precision Pest Prevention, LLC (P3) is to provide quality effective service using the most up to date methods keeping your living and working spaces pest free. We will avoid unnecessary product use and keep your family comfortable and confident in the safety of their environment.

Chemical

Although the EPA regulates and monitors several drinking water contaminants, many pesticides are not regulated contaminants.

Biological

Biological control is a method of controlling pests such as insects, mites, weeds and plant diseases using other organisms. It relies on predation, parasitism, herbivory, or other natural mechanisms, but typically also involves an active human management role. It can be an important component of integrated pest management (IPM) programs.

Physical / Mechanical

Should a pest reach an unacceptable level, mechanical methods are the first options. They include simple hand-picking, barriers, traps, vacuuming and tillage to disrupt breeding.

Cultural / Sanitation

Selecting varieties best for local growing conditions and maintaining healthy crops is the first line of defense. Plant quarantine and 'cultural techniques' such as crop sanitation are next, e.g., removal of diseased plants, and cleaning pruning shears to prevent spread of infections. Beneficial fungi and bacteria are added to the potting media of horticultural crops vulnerable to root diseases, greatly reducing the need for fungicides.

Prevention

Pest Prevention starts before the structure is built. Building codes require that the ground to your home is to be treated prior to it being built. There are approximately 100,000 termites per colony and 25 to 75 colonies per acre.