Pest Management You Can Count On: From 1,000 to 1,000,000 Square Feet
Ransford realizes how sensitive, yet critical, pest management is in today’s public facilities. There are a number of potential health concerns, for you, your employees and customers, such as: the antigens in cast skins of cockroaches that can cause allergic reactions in occupants’ respiratory systems; rodent feces that aid in the transmission of many dangerous viruses; rodents that carry deer ticks. On the other hand, you have been pressured by today’s environmental issues to reduce pesticide use in and around your facility. The Solution? Call Ransford today and we will customize an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program for your business. IPM is a long-term strategy designed to keep pest population levels below desirable thresholds through inspections, sanitation recommendations, biological, mechanical, and cultural controls, exclusion and the judicious use of materials if necessary.
Inspection: Our trained and licensed personnel perform a thorough, meticulous examination of the facility to determine pest presence, density, and population levels. We observe the cultural habits of your staff and the construction of your building in order to customize a plan that best fits your business’ needs. Then we conclude our investigation by having a contact person meet with the decision makers on your staff to discuss any special concerns you may have.
Plan Design: When composing the program, we take into consideration all results of the initial inspection. We determine the frequency of future inspections, develop thresholds, and appoint a special contact person at your facility, who then becomes an integral part of the monitoring process.
Treatment Specifications: At this point, we compose procedures for pest population level reduction. Control measures commence with our intensive initial service along with any exclusion methods we are using. And as pest population levels drop below the desired threshold, monitoring for both rodents and pests continue.
Service and Evaluation: We constantly review and evaluate the program as it progresses. Supervisors and our on-staff Massachusetts Licensed Professionals will periodically be on-site to track success rates, make recommendations, and address your concerns.
Your Role in the IPM Process
Despite our vast amount of experience and skill, we can’t take all the credit for our successes. The customer always plays an important role. We will discuss this with you in detail, but, in brief, your role involves:
Commitment. Your staff must be committed to the idea of IPM.
Funding. Recommendations made by our staff sometimes require a financial commitment.
Follow-through. Environment alteration requests, habitat modifications, and stock rotations are common recommendations made to your staff and it’s important that they follow through on each step.
Communication. This is probably the most important aspect of the program. All pest sightings, alterations, and concerns must be conveyed to our staff. The key to success in IPM is working together not as vendor and client, but as partners.