Integrated Pest Management
When it comes to pest control, we practice integrated pest management (IPM). IPM is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. In many cases, the ‘pests’ we’re called about aren’t causing an issue and won’t. Some are beneficial. With an integrated approach, we can identify which insects/pests we’re dealing with allowing us to choose the best method for handling each case. This may mean eliminating the pest, or as in this case, relocating them. Better for the insect and better for us long-term.
We received a call from a homeowner about bumble bees in a sprinkler control box preventing him from turning on his system. With bumble bees being such a valuable and necessary part of our eco-system, we decided relocating them was far better than eliminating them. The homeowner agreed.