Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

An IPM approach is focused on the removal of the elements pests need to survive: food, water, shelter, and a way in. Without these elements, pests won’t thrive. IPM aims to correct the root cause of the pest problem, providing you with a longer-term solution in the least intrusive manner possible. Since we are a QualityPro certified company at Bain Pest Control, we are committed to providing you with environmentally responsible pest management. We are proud to provide you with higher quality, more worthwhile service that more effectively and safely takes care of your pest problems.


Five basic steps make up an IPM program:

  1. Inspect for signs of pests
  2. Identify any pest problems
  3. Select control methods based on the size and type of pest problem
  4. Employ two or more control measures in combination
  5. Evaluate effectiveness by following up

Control Methods

  • Making structural repairs and maintaining the property to exclude pests (eg. screens, sealing cracks, and landscaping.)
  • Changing people’s behavior to minimize pest conducive conditions (eg. properly storing garbage, moving wood away from house, etc.)
  • Precise pesticide applications (eg. pestspecific products applied where pest activity was documented.)

Not Ready?

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