How much does Green Pest Management cost?

Call or fill out the form for your FREE estimate. Wondering how to minimize your environmental impact? Looking for green pest management solutions? ICU Pest Control offers a wide range of green control solutions and tactics. And our technicians are available 24/7 for rapid response. And will be arriving in unmarked vehicles for your privacy, deploying certified and insured experts, implementing industry-leading products, deterrents, baits and tactics. Further more ICU Pest Control is reliable, affordable, family owned and operated. Because we are your #1 local Green Pest Management solution specialists, and we’re here to help.

Green Pest Management Solutions

So how do you get rid of pests using green pest management solutions?

IPM (integrated pest Management) is a component of a continuum that directs to an environmentally sensible and least toxic solution and referred to as green pest management solutions. So with the objective of providing the highest quality pest control service possible. Because sensitively evaluating each client’s needs and wishes to achieve a good fit for both client and pest control specialist. Further more the pest control specialist delivers pest diagnostics, solves problems and educates the client on greener control solutions. Inspect, monitor and eradicate favorable environmental conditions for invading pests, and only use insecticides when other methods are not suitable or feasible. In conclusion there must be substantial criteria for the green solutions and methods used, and they must be used in a fashion that lowers exposure to clients, guests, pets and control specialists. Expert pest control companies must take the lead in providing the delivery of quality green control solutions preferred by clients.

Not all pest problems have an effective green control solution, as a result ICU pest control is always trying to work with local communities and clients to provide greener control solutions. Pest deterrence and monitoring systems are crucial to the containment of pests through the decrease of pest access, habitat and accessibility of food and water. Clients must be educated and proactive; both the technician and the client must help to remove food sources, water sources and habitat. This may include adjustments to the buildings light, humidity, temperature and any other environmental conditions that may be favourable for the pests. All the resources and methods needed for the job are integrated into the green pest management program. The client is advised about the pest, favorable conditions and locations for the pest, and conditions conductive for the pest or pests to gain access to their needs. (water, food, harbourage).

Physical or mechanical controls are employed as applicable such as, vacuuming, traps, physical barriers, steam cleaning and changing irrigation procedures. Elimination of plants supporting the pest problem. Etc. An integrated, methodical approach will result from these measures. Cleanliness, including waste management, restoration, modification, design and construction, should be a fundamental part of green pest control solution. Cooperation from the client is detrimental to the success of the program.

Beneficial Species

Introducing bat boxes (bat houses) to attract bats to your property is a crucial part of any green insect control solution. Just one little brown bat can potentially consume over 1000 insects an hour, now consider what effect a small colony of bats would have. There is no guarantee with attracting bats to your property as there is some things to consider to be successful as the bats do have some needs and desires. Temperatures inside the box are key, as these warm-blooded mammals prefer a range between 80 to 100 degrees when active. Locating full sun locations for the box are a must for success, usually southern facing locations will receive the most sun. Bat boxes that receive full daily sun should be painted lighter colours (grey, brown) and boxes that receive only partial daily sun should be coloured darker colours (black).
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Single Bat Box
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Double Bat Box with Baffles
The most successful bat boxes are double boxes either back to back or side by side with one side dark and one side light, giving the bats the option to move around within the box to satisfy their daily needs. Another key factor for success is having your bat box within a quarter mile of a fresh water source (stream, pond, lake, etc.). Predators are also a threat to your box, sides of building with a smooth finish that predators can’t climb, with a height of 20 feet or more will be attractive to bats. Poles are a good option as well with the same height restrictions and the use of a baffle. When designing your bat house remember bigger is better, as it gives the bats and females more space when having young (pups), it will also offer temperature variations within the box. Chambers within the box should not be smaller than 16 inches wide and 32 inches high in conjunction with a big landing pad at the box entrance with a rough surface for the bats to latch onto. Use clean untreated lumber and/or building materials free of chemicals or foreign smells. One final tip, if you have bats in the area or in a location on your property you wish to relocate to your new box, wearing proper PPE (personal protective equipment) you can gather some of the bat guano and rub a littlie in the box and on the landing pad to introduce a familiar smell to the box.

Beneficial Plant

Beneficial plant species for natural pest control are only a small part of any natural pest control program as these plants will not eliminate any problems,
but rather be one piece of the greener pest control puzzle.
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Artemisia strong antiseptic helps repel insects and small animals not recommended for vegetable gardens because it releases botanical poison. 

Basil good for flies, mosquitoes and thrips and fine for your veggie garden.

Bee Balm this will bring bees to your garden that helps with pollination and good to have around your tomato plants.

Borage this one is all around good for plants and soil repelling hornworms and cabbageworms and attracting bees and wasps to your garden and adding trace elements to the soil.

Catnip this plant is good for a wide range of insects like ants, weevils, aphids, squash bugs and it works great with ants as well.

Chives helping with Japanese beetles and carrot rust flies.

Dahlias repelling nematodes.

Dill attracting predatory wasps and hover flies as bio-pest control as well as hornworms. Dill should be planted away from tomato plants to help keep hornworms away from them. Almost like baiting them away.

Garlic repelling aphids, Japanese beetle, root maggots, carrot root fly and snails.

Hyssop attracting honeybees.

Lavender repels fleas and moths.

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