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When you think of pest control, you think of a business that comes in to remove a specific pest. That’s the traditional approach, and it’s still a crucial part of what Ransford Environmental Solutions does. Yet the more we learn about pests, the more we realize that infestations happen because of an environment that draws the pest into a home or office. Integrated pest management is a long-term and effective strategy that works to prevent pests. An IPM plan can make a lasting change for office pest control.
Think of it this way. A business takes steps to make sure it’s safe in terms of security. It takes steps to make sure it’s safe on a cyber security front, as well. Both of these elements involve long term strategic plans that are built around regular evaluation and good everyday habits.
Integrated pest management is a lot like this. Sure, we can come in and remove an infestation, but if you don’t address how the infestation got in to a building, or what attracted them there in the first place, then you’ll just be calling us again in a few months. We don’t mind the repeat business, but we know well enough that this can be prevented with a long-term IPM plan.
After an initial inspection, we can identify and present elements that can be changed to decrease future pest problems. If we close and seal gaps and entry points to the building through which rodents and bugs can enter, then we take care of future infestations for you. If we take a look at your landscaping and make a few small changes, we can drastically reduce the risk of cockroach infestation. By fixing a leak, we can deter a multitude of bug infestations. By closing up access points where electrical wires come into the home, we can prevent rodent infestation and keep your electricity safer.
Regular checks and inspections also help catch any issue before it becomes a more intense problem. We improve office pest control while reducing the risk of infestation and contamination. We reduce the long-term need for pesticides and baits. This reduces worker and customer/client exposure significantly.
An IPM plan is essentially preventative medicine for pest control. It can save you greater expense down the road by taking a few simple steps today.
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.
Ransford Environmental Solutions is proud to be a FAC92 approved vendor for the Commonwealth. This is a statewide contract, which allows state agencies to streamline the procurement process with pest control experts. Ransford Environmental Solutions is also a certified WBE by the Commonwealth. We currently work for many school departments, state colleges, D.O.T. facilities, RMV, Mass Pike and other government properties. We can inspect and advise you on setting up an I.P.M. (integrated pest management) plan for your facility which includes: