Wood destroying organisms, subterranean termites, and other general household pests need three primary things to invade your home or office:
1. Entry point
3. Food source
If we eliminate 1 and 2, the food source is no longer as important.
The typical industry response to pest control is the use of chemicals designed to “knock down” or kill the pest and which contain growth inhibitors which disrupt the reproduction cycle. For large, established colonies, the use of chemicals may be necessary to reduce the population and prevent damage to the structure. Often, the customer wants to see immediate relief and may not be willing to wait on less toxic approaches.
Pest control professionals are very sensitive to the psychology of the customer – happy customers are repeat customers. The easiest way to keep a customer happy is to apply chemicals.
Most pest control technicians only know pest control – they do not understand how a deficient HVAC system or wall cladding system relates to the pest problem. They are even less inclined to understand the relationship between their pest control products and possible links to the health of the occupants.
You see, we are not just a pest control service company. We are certified in building inspection, HVAC inspection, mold assessment, indoor air quality assessment and safety. We specifically want to work with clients who are concerned with indoor air quality or who may suffer with asthma, pulmonary functions, immune deficiencies or chemical related illness.
We are also a good choice for the commercial building owner who should be concerned with employee/occupant complaints for indoor air quality and restaurant or food serving establishments.
We are graduates of Purdue University’s, Integrated Pest Management program. Purdue, along with other leading universities, the USEPA, the Healthy Homes Coalition, HUD and The World Health Organization, recognize the dangers to our health from prolonged or systemic exposure to “approved” pest control chemicals.
Citizens of industrialized nations are experiencing exponential increases in asthma, allergies, birth defects, development disorders, lung disorders not associated with smoking and many other toxic related illnesses. These researchers are linking pest control chemicals to the rise in these disorders. Researchers believe these illnesses will increase as our homes and workplaces are built to ever tighter standards in order to achieve energy efficiency.
We get less and less outside air and we recycle conditioned air. Our energy efficient, chemically entrained, buildings are making us sick. We would like to do our part in breaking this cycle by helping you avoid prolonged and unnecessary exposure to over-application of chemicals while controlling harmful pests.
Outside Perimeter Protection
Our protection starts with the outside perimeter. We identify breeding spots for mosquitos and harborage for mice and other pests.
We identify any drainage issues and we issue a report of all findings. This exclusion zone typically covers an area up to 50 feet from the home. This is your first line of defense.
Inside Perimeter Protection
The inside perimeter, or area including the foundation, walls and roof will be inspected to identify gaps/cracks which allow pests entry into the structure.
We will inspect windows and wall cladding for moisture intrusion or damage. We identify any pest activity or wood destroying organisms. We will recommend a treatment plan based upon our findings. Our recommended treatment is centered around your health and activity needs.
Protection inside of your home/office
The inside of your home/office will remain chemical free. We will conduct a thorough inspection of the primary components of the home to determine if the HVAC is properly functioning, if you have plumbing leaks or air leakage.
We will conduct indoor air quality measurements to evaluate relative humidity, air particulates and mold viability. We may recommend dust sampling for the presence of dust mites or other pests. The condition of the indoor air quality is an important factor in determining harborage for termites/pests and it must be addressed in order to achieve a chemical and pest free environment.
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“Sometimes, good isn’t good enough”
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