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If these methods aren’t working, you may need professional help. Find a reputable pest control company and be sure to ask about their approach to pest management - do they use IPM? Will they explain to you their procedures and products? A brochure on what questions to ask is available at the Penn State Pesticide Education Program’s Web site listed below.
IPM manages pests by combining the tactics that are most likely to be safe and effective, including prevention and other alternatives. Pesticides, if used, should be the least hazardous to humans and target only the pest. With IPM, you ask “Why is the pest here?”, and remove the conditions allowing the pest to enter and live.
Integrated Pest Management is a way of controlling pests, like cockroaches, by combining the tactics that are most effective, including prevention and alternatives to pesticides. Pesticides, if used, should be the least hazardous and target only the pest.
Integrated Pest Management is a way of controlling pests, like rats and mice, by combining the tactics that are most effective, including prevention and alternatives to pesticides. Pesticides, if used, should be the least hazardous and target only the pest.
Asthma is a long-term condition causing inflammation of the lung’s airways. Symptoms of asthma include wheezing, coughing, feeling of tightness in the chest, difficulty breathing, and itching neck, throat and ears.
The bed bug, (Cimex lectularis L), is a blood sucking insect that is closely associated with humans. It is occasionally found in poultry farms and on indoor pets (dogs, cats, rodents).
As bed bugs become more and more common in our society, many people are increasingly concerned about bed bug infestations.
Bed bugs are becoming an important urban pest in the U.S. as well as in Canada, Europe and Australia (Hwang et al. 2005, Gangloff-Kaufmann et al. 2006, Doggett et al. 2007, Potter et al. 2008).