IPM (Integrated Pest Management) – What’s That?

IPM (Integrated Pest Management) – What’s That?

You might have seen the term IPM or Integrated Pest Management used in the pest control world.  However, you might be wondering, what is an IPM program, and how will that help you with your pest problem? AZEX is here to clear up the confusion on what an IPM program includes, and explain how we could solve your bug problems with the proactive CAP program:

An IPM program includes 6 essential features:

  1. Monitoring The problem: This includes regular inspections of the treatment area.  During these inspections, the type and level of the infestation will be assessed.
  2. Record keeping: Monitoring the problem will be useless if the proper documentation isn’t kept. Recording treatments, outbreaks and other information is kept to making sure that services are performed on time and that they have been effective.  A logbook should be kept at all commercial locations.
  3. Prevention and treatments: Some pests, such as spiders, can never be entirely eradicated. An action plan is put in place, and additional treatments are scheduled.  Glue boards may also be provided to monitor the progress of your treatment.
  4. Eco-Friendly Tactics: Under an IPM, chemicals are used as a last resort and in conjunction with other treatment methods. Heat treatments are used where possible and are more effective than traditional treatments.
  5. Evaluation: A regular evaluation process is essential to determine the success of the pest management strategies.

AZEX’s IPM program puts a CAP on your pest control budget:

Azex offers the CAP program for residential and commercial customers, which includes bi-monthly exterior pest control services.  For commercial customers, our equipment can also provide faster carpet drying, odor reduction, quick paint dying, record-speed pest control and more.

The CAP program consists of providing your property with state of the art heat remediation, full weekly or monthly pest control services, and bed bug K-9 detection services that could save you tens of thousands of dollars a year all while reducing your exposure to lawsuits and downtime in your business. Our program can immediately stop the flow of funds towards unnecessary pest, the bed bug, and water remediation costs. CAP will put you in the DIY driver’s seat!

Call and ask if the CAP program is right for you or your business!  Call today at 877-445-2847!

Read More

The Life Cycle of a Termite and Everything You Should Know

Termites are more than just unwelcome guests in your home. They are fascinating creatures with a complex life cycle and social structure, albeit destructive when it comes to wooden structures. Understanding the life cycle of a termite can provide insights into...

How We Eliminate Common Winter Pests in Arizona

As autumn fades into winter in Arizona, pests start seeking shelter from the cold nighttime temperatures. Cracks in foundation walls, gaps around pipes and wiring, and other small access points allow unwelcome guests like spiders, termites, mice, and more to sneak...

How We Eliminate Bed Bugs and Keep Them Away for Good

When it comes to your home and your comfort, there’s little worse than having bed bugs. Bed bugs feed on human blood and want nothing more than to find a way to bite you. Just as bad, once you realize you do, or may, have them in your home, you’ll find you can’t get...

Are You Traveling This Holiday Season? 5 Small Signs You Picked Up Bed Bugs & What To Do Next

The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration, and, often, travel. But while you’re packing your bags and checking off your to-do list, there’s another concern to keep in mind: the potential for picking up bed bugs during your travels. These pesky pests,...

Winged Horrors: The Difference Between Bees, Wasps, and Hornets

October has rolled around, bringing with it the cool breeze, pumpkin spice everything, and of course, the delightful scares of Halloween. But as you gear up for a season of tricks and treats, beware of the real-life creepy crawlers lurking in your backyard – the...

Fall Pests in Arizona: Prepare for the Season

Fall in Arizona is more than just cooler breezes and golden hues; it’s also the season where we say goodbye to the dense concentration of summer pests, and hello to some new ones. As you gear up for the beauty of fall, make sure you give some thought to the bugs and...

How Much Will it Cost to Get Rid of Bed Bugs in Arizona?

If you’re dealing with a bed bug infestation in Arizona, one of the most significant considerations is the cost involved in getting rid of these unwelcome guests. When looking at the economic aspects of bed bug extermination, you need to consider not just the...

The Unwanted Guests at Your Summer Barbecue: Common Arizona Pests

When we picture Arizona summers, we imagine laughter-filled barbecues, serene poolside afternoons, and the comforting warmth of the evening sun. But there are a few less-than-welcome guests that might want to join in on your summer activities. Before you ignite the...

Ouch! What Bit Me? 
A Guide for Telling Bug Bites Apart

Whether you're a seasoned Arizonian or a first-time visitor, the diverse ecosystem of the Grand Canyon State could leave you with more than just memories. The next time you find yourself muttering, "Ouch, what bit me?" refer to this helpful guide to identify the...

5 Common Spring-Time Pests to Watch Out for in Arizona

As the days get warmer and longer, Arizona residents can also expect to see seasonal animals and insects emerge. While the butterflies, baby animals, and bees buzzing from flower to flower are all welcome sights, there is perhaps a much longer list of pests we don't...