Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
& Smart IPM
A comprehensive, environmentally sensitive approach to pest control including the latest innovation and technology.
Integrated pest management (IPM) is a sustainable approach to managing pests by combining biological, cultural, physical and chemical control options in a way that minimises economic, public-health; and environmental risks.
SMART IPM looks at how effective pest management can be applied to sites updating from the traditional approach, to becoming more 21st century focused.
Originating in agricultural industries, IPM has crossed boundaries into public health pest management.
IPM involves a proactive and continual assessment process that looks to provide a safe, effective, economical and sustainable long-term pest-management strategy within a local environment.
IPM should focus on:
Continual / frequent monitoring for rodent signs of activity around the site – incorporating the latest developments in technology
Management of local environmental conditions to exclude and reduce pest activity potential – internally and externally (Proofing and Cleaning)
Consideration and application of effective and environmentally responsible control techniques – incorporating the latest developments in research and behaviour
Training and awareness of those who may be involved with or affected by pest activity
Complete record keeping documents.