The key to being environmentally friendly while controlling pests is to be proactive, not reactive. It’s much greener to prevent them in the first place, than waiting for a problem before acting.
Murray’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach investigates all possible causes of a problem and the best control methods. Temperature, moisture, light, food, available shelter and even the presence of other organisms are all vital considerations because changing them can help manage a problem.
Controlling moisture with proper ventilation reduces the risk of structural pests like termites & borers. Our Termite Tips shows you many other ways to reduce your risk of termite attack.
Physical methods to keep other pests out may be as simple as securing fly screens, filling cracks and crevices with silicone, fitting door seals or blocking access holes in the roof. Sanitation and hygiene is critical in making an environment less attractive to all sorts of pests – like ants in the kitchen. Reducing water sources is also a high priority in rodent & cockroach control.
Taking all these factors into account means that when it’s necessary to apply a pest product, the outcome will be much more effective.