What is Integrated Pest Management?

Integrated Pest Management can be defined as a decision making process that is based on the belief that combined pest management strategies are more effective compared to single strategies. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) relies on coordinated environmental information, knowledge of pests and best management methods that prevent unacceptable pest damage levels. The most economic means is used to reduce the hazards to people, environment and property. Toro Pest Management has exterminators offering IPM across Miami and its surrounding areas.

The main goal of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is to rely less on pesticides to control pests. This is done by identifying conditions that are conducive to pest infestations and offering corrective solutions to destroy breeding grounds. The services are made up of inspections, facility monitoring and pest elimination with very little or no use of pesticides. We strive to be as safe and effective as possible, giving attention to non-chemical methods before opting for chemical solutions. Even in situations requiring chemical solutions, we choose products that are low impact to keep people, property and the environment safe.

What makes pests survive?

Just like humans, for pests to survive, they need the basics. They will need food, water and shelter to survive and thrive. The reason why most pest control efforts don’t work is because people don’t give attention to the conditions that promote pest survival and only concentrate on eliminating the visible pests. This way the eggs keep hatching and pest breeding continues even when there are good control treatments.

Your behavior within your building could largely be the reason for your indoor pest problems. The way you store up food, clean up after eating and even handle your organic wastes can be the leading cause for repeated pest infestations giving you headaches in your home or office. Your living conditions matter most and should be given considered to minimize pest infestations. For instance, holes should be sealed since they make it easy for pests such as rats and mice to find their way into the property.

Toro Pest Management works hard to ensure that staff and site managers understand the conditions that offer breeding grounds for pests and also offer recommendations on how to correct them. This way, we have treated the pest cause and not just the symptoms, thereby maintaining pest free environments for our clients.

Integrated Pest Management Steps

Our success at Toro largely relies on our integrated pest management plan. We have steps that we follow to make sure that every one of our effects becomes a success in managing the pests.

  • Inspection – It helps us know the real pest situation on your property.
  • Monitoring – It is a very important step since it gives us the details we need to handle every aspect of your property for a pest-free environment in the end.
  • Identification – Without knowing what pests are present in the property, it can be hard to manage them. We take time to identify all pests within the given area.
  • Baiting  It is the control step for dealing with the pests.
  • Sanitation recommendations – We will teach you how to keep your area free from pests by eliminating the sources and causative factors..
  • Structural recommendations – We will offer advice on how to seal off all areas that promote infestations.
  • Education – We also ensure you are well educated on pests, proper control and preventative measures to put in.

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Ants: Acrobat Ant, Allegheny Mound Ant, Argentine Ant, Big-headed Ant, Carpenter Ant, Citronella Ant, Crazy Ant, Field Ant, Fire Ant, Ghost Ant, Harvester Ant, Little Black Ant, Moisture Ant, Odorous House Ant, Pavement Ant, Pharaoh Ant, Texas Leaf Cutter Ant, Thief Ant, Velvety Tree Ant and White-footed Ant.

Bitings Insects: Bed Bugs, Bird Lice, Cat Flea, House Mosquito, Human Head Lice, Kissing Bug, Pubic Lice and Thrips

Mosquitoes: Asian Tiger Mosquito, Aedes-Aegypti Mosquito and Culex Mosquito.

Cockroaches: American Cockroach, Asian Cockroach, Australian Cockroach, Brown Banded Cockroach, Cuban Cockroach, Florida Woods Cockroach, German Cockroach, Oriental Cockroach, Smoky Brown Cockroach, Surinam Cockroach and Woods Cockroach.

Flies: Blow Fly and Bottle Fly, Cluster Fly, Crane Fly, Face Fly, Flesh Fly, Fruit Fly, Fungus Gnat, House Fly, Drain Fly and Phorid Fly.

Rodents: Deer Mouse, House Mouse, Norway Rat, Pack Rat, Roof Rat, Vole and White-footed Mouse.

Spiders: Black Widow Spider , Brown Recluse Spider, Cellar Spider, Crab Spider, Domestic House Spider, Funnelweb Spider, Garden Spider, Ground Spider, Hobo Spider, House Spider, Jumping Spider, Spiny-backed Orb Weaver Spider, Tarantula, Wolf Spider and Yellow Sac Spider.

Stinging Pests: Africanized Honeybee, American Dog Tick, Bald-faced Hornet, Bed Bugs, Bird Lice, Bird Mite, Deer Tick, Brown Dog Tick, Bumblebee, Carpenter Bee, Cat Flea, European Hornet, Fire Ant, Honeybee, Human Head Lice, Kissing Bug, Lone Star Tick, Paper Wasp, Scorpion, Soft Tick, Thrips and Yellow Jacket.

Termites: Dampwood Termite, Drywood Termite, Formosan Subterranean Termite and Subterranean Termite.

Ticks and Mites: American Dog Tick, Bird Mite, Black-legged Tick, Brown Dog Tick, Clover Mite, Lone Star Tick and Soft Tick.

Other Pests: American Spider Beetle, Bean Weevil, Cigarette Beetle, Cowpea Weevil, Dried Fruit Beetle, Drugstore Beetle, Foreign Grain Beetles, Indian Meal Moth, Larder Beetle, Mediterranean Flour Moth, Red or Confused Flour Beetle, Rice & Granary Weevils, Sawtoothed & Merchant, Grain Beetles, Shiny Spider Beetle, Cabinet Beetles, Centipedes & Millipedes, Chinch Bugs and Earwigs.