UIPM – LEED-EB
The Pest Control Authority (PCA) utilizes the basic principles of urban integrated pest management (UIPM). This system combines preventative and corrective measures to keep pests from causing significant problems.
These goals are obtained at the lowest cost possible with minimum risk to customers and their environment.
UIPM involves five basic steps:
Inspection involves a thorough exam of the area, utilizing monitoring devices, physical inspection and customer interviews to determine the nature of the pest. By discovering it’s sources of food, water, harborage and the severity of the infestation the proper response can be determined.
The proper identification of the pest enables the pest control professional to utilize their knowledge of biology and habits of the pest to formulate and effective control program.
The implementation of pest management involves sanitation, exclusion, harborage elimination and non-chemical control devices to limit the reproductive and survival potential of each pest. Least toxic pesticides, though often necessary are incorporated as a control method only as a last resort in conjunction with these techniques.
The final evaluation step in UIPM is ongoing monitoring/inspection and communication with the client to ensure the continuing success of the program.
PCA also believes that the overall quality of service provided depends on hiring, training, and keeping quality personnel. UIPM is a program that is implemented by front line people in countless situations under varying conditions over time.