Organic Pest Control

Definition of Organic Pest Control

Organic means, “Naturally occurring and relating to or derived from living organisms.” Not only do the products we use at EcoShield pest control reflect a determination to live up to this definition but also how we approach our service.

Integrated Pest Management Principles
of Organic Control

Organic Plant

At EcoShield we approach a home pest control service using integrated pest management principles. IPM is an environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment.

This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.

Prevention and Organic Methods

Shield Prevention

Prevention is the first line of defense in an integrated pest management approach. By working to manage the lawn, landscape, and indoor space pests can be drastically limited. Examples of this would be making sure the home is sealed properly, making sure vegetation does not touch the home, and there is no garbage or food left out in and outside of the home.

Understanding the environment also helps with an organic approach to pest control. What types of landscape to pests thrive in, what food sources are on or around the home. What effects do the seasons and time of year have on pest activity. Our approach to an organic pest control service takes all these things into account.

Monitoring pest activity also is a very safe and effective way to manage pest threats. It may be a good idea to sample the environment for pest population – How many are here? Preventative actions must be taken at the correct time if they are to be effective. For this reason, once the pest is correctly identified, monitoring must begin before it becomes a problem.

For example, in kitchen’s or garages where roaches may be expected to appear, sticky traps are set out during an inspection. Traps are checked at regular intervals so populations can be monitored and controlled before they get out of hand.


Measuring Results

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Lastly it is important to monitor results. As we maintain a home we inspect all the areas that previously had pest threats and make adjustments as needed. The EcoShield Organic approach will always look for signs that pest activity is no longer present.

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