Orkin and Integrated Pest Management

Integrated pest management (IPM) is an environmentally conscious approach to controlling pest activity in homes and buildings. Orkin recognizes that, although pests are vital contributors to the ecosystem, they can cause harm to people, pets and property. The following are some approaches that Orkin recommends and/or uses when handling pests: 

  • Sanitary habits
  • Exclusion to keep pests from entering buildings
  • Biological controls
  • Sticky traps and baits
  • Pesticides (as a last resort)

The Orkin A.I.M. Solution

When it comes to IPM, Orkin Specialists use the A.I.M. (assess, implement and monitor) approach for a three-tiered solution that works best for their customers.

Assess

Orkin Specialists complete comprehensive inspections to detect conditions in the affected area that are conducive to pests. This may include structural conditions such as holes, cracks, drains or leaky pipes, as many pests can travel through small spaces and thrive in conditions that provide food, warmth, water and shelter.

Implement

Orkin Specialists focus on prevention methods and selected treatments that follow the IPM approach. This may include exclusion, facility maintenance and setting up controls that ward off pests by using proper sanitation practices and other nonchemical options.

Monitor

Pest management is an ongoing process. Orkin Specialists make periodic inspections to ensure that customers’ pest management programs are effective. The Orkin Specialist documents each inspection and advises property owners if they need to take additional action to support the program’s success.

The pest management industry constantly introduces new techniques and products through technological advancements. Orkin takes these all into consideration when developing a program that provides the most environmentally responsible and effective pest management service to its customers.

Integrated Pest Management

The company’s expertly trained Pest Specialists are experienced at managing pest infestations using materials that have the least environmental impact.

To read more about some of these treatments and how they are used to manage pests such as bed bugs, termites and rodents, click on the following links: