Norway rat in the forest

PEST CONTROL EXPERTS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

We service the areas of Anacortes, Bellingham, Blaine, Burlington, Everson, Ferndale, Lynden, Mt. Vernon, and Sedro-Woolley.

Did you know pesticides can be harmful to people?

There is a reason pesticide labels are so elaborate. While pesticides can be extremely effective in the battle against invasive pests and rodents, they can also be detrimental to one’s health and the environment if misused. An experienced Pest Manager knows the exact amount of pesticide to use in each situation and what strategies and tactics they can utilize to avoid using any pesticides at all. The key to proper management of a pest problem is by Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and it involves much more than treating your home or business with a product. A tech knows a pest’s natural enemies, understands the environmental and structural issues contributing to the problem, and makes suggestions to help aid in long term control. The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) enforces this practice and ensures that it is conducted by well-informed and educated license holders. WSDA has developed the IPM method to follow five fundamental steps.

Jumping spider in detail

WSDA Approved Methods

We at Pacific Pest Management follow these Integrated Pest Management (IPM) steps:
 

  1. Identifying the Pest

  2. Monitor Pest Activity

  3. Establish a Limit

  4. Explore Treatment Options and Make Treatments

  5. Evaluate Results

What is Integrated Pest Management?

Through continued education on evolving pest behaviors, product updates, and safety regulations, practicing IPM promotes and sustains a healthy ecosystem. When it comes to the health and safety of your family, pets, home, and business, Pacific Pest Management believes in following the protocols in pesticide administration and educating its customers concerning IPM. Simply spraying your home or business is not the answer. Only when IPM is practiced can you begin reducing pest populations and sustaining prolonged periods of pest and rodent free living.

Rat among the leaves

The Steps of Integrated Pest Management

  1. Precise identification: Your Pest Manager should be able to distinguish the pest causing the issue. Products and treatment methods are catered to particular pests.

  2. Monitoring Activity: Assessing the damage and population size plays a critical role in how to go about treating the problem at hand. There is no need for concern if a single ant is spotted.

  3. Establishing a Limit: At what level are pest issues an actual concern to one’s business, home, and health? The presence of several spiders might make one feel as if spraying the entire exterior is necessary, but is it warranted? Your Pest Manager can educate you on the dangers of pests and whether or not treatment options need to take place.

  4. Exploring Treatment Options: Some pests require different treatment regimens than others. Sometimes the best option is non-chemical. Your Pest Manager will tailor the treatments given the size and scope of the problem and the type of pest they are looking to control.

  5. Evaluating the Results: Pest Management is a continuous process that requires your Pest Manager to analyze the results of the treatment and the long-term presence of the pest population.

Pest Management Experts

With over 17 years of experience in the pest control industry, you can trust us to take care of your pest control needs. We treat each customer as if they are our only customer. Call or text Pacific Pest Management for a free estimate and the services we offer.

Yellow jackets on their nest

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PESTS OF THE NORTHWEST

After 17 years in the pest business, we’ve seen it all! Learn more about these common pests, and why you don’t want them around.

Norway Rat

Norway Rats

The Norway Rat is an aggressive rodent with strong senses of hearing, smell, taste, and touch. They have incredible capabilities of gnawing through just about anything for food and water sources. Norway Rats prefer to live...

Giant House Spider

Giant House Spiders

While intimidating at first sight, the Giant House Spider does not pose a threat to homeowners or their pets. These spiders would prefer to hide rather than bite, though they can and will bite if provoked. Formally holding the world record...

Odorous House Ant foraging

Odorous House Ants

This small species of ant, also known as the sugar ant, is a common household pest that can become a major nuisance. Odorous House Ants are extremely tough and difficult to remove from the home once they have established...

Black Rat peeking out of its hole

Roof Rats

Roof rats, also called black rats, and house rats, are smaller rats, usually black in color and possessing tails which are longer than their body.  Roof rats have larger eyes and ears relative to brown rats and are smaller overall in size.  Known for climbing...

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