Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Integrated Pest Management is a process where all your pest needs and possible solutions for managing pests are looked at as a collective. Chemical treatments can be greatly reduced and even eliminated if simple actions or changes are made.

“The control of pests by employing all methods consistent with economic, ecological and toxicological requirements whilst giving priority to nature limiting factors and economic thresholds.”

Commercial businesses where food or dry goods are prepared, sold or stored (but not limited to) will have their own Health & Safety requirements for managing pests effectively and will be required to comply with Food Safety Regulations. 

Our Integrated Pest Management system allows businesses to take a holistic look at all possible pest risks within their business and manage them effectively before they are a problem. It is also used to monitor an individual business’s compliance to their own internal Health & Safety requirements. Regular monitoring and compliance checks are carried out by us with corrective actions issued when needed. This process is often a requirement for Food Stores, Franchised or large food & beverage businesses.

Integrated Pest Management Diagram

Assessment, Prevention and Control is the correct process for Integrated Pest Management.

The Spiderman approaches all potential pest control treatments via this Integrated Pest Management process for both domestic and commercial clients. Following this process ensures we understand the client’s pest issue(s) completely, allowing us to offer further solutions that support our treatments, ensuring we use the minimum approved products for control, reducing the impact on nature, our environment and the customers pocket.

Re-occurring pest issues – flies,clusterflies and rats.

Assessment Observations

Rural setting, gardens on building, overgrown foliage, dry air space under house, dog faeces nearby, broken weatherboards on structure, open windows for ventilation, butchers block in kitchen, rubbish stored at rear door.

Prevention

Cut gardens away from building, prune all foliage below windows, remove diseased plants, remove dog faeces daily, repair weather boards and block holes, install fly screens on ventilation windows, sand butchersblock down, store rubbish away from rear door.

Control

Treat ceiling cavity for cluster flies, install rodent bait stations in roof and exterior, treat exterior of house with general insect treatment, treat interior of house with fly treatment.

Re-occurring pest issues – ants and cockroaches.

Assessment Observations

Large bark garden in courtyard home to ants and cockroaches, soil-filled planters thick with ants on exterior sills, dark overloaded Dry Store room, dirty exterior tables, rear alleyway with overloaded rubbish bins, food storage containers with loose lids, open sugar bowls and sauces on tables and servery.

Prevention

Swap out bark in garden for stones, replace soil in planters, deep clean Dry Store, clean exterior tables more frequently, increase rubbish removal, food storage containers replaced by those with airtight lids, remove open sugar bowls and wipe sauce bottles regularly, install cockroach monitoring boards.

Control

Treat premise’s interior and exterior for cockroach and other crawling insects, lay non-toxic diatomaceous earth in courtyard garden beds before stones are laid, lay non-toxic diatomaceous earth in planter boxes once soil has been replaced.