We understand that offering Eco Friendly options and making sustainable choices is very important to you and the environment.
That is why we strive to demonstrate our commitment to pesticide risk reduction and integrated pest management strategy. ProBest Pest Management is taking an active role in the development of the standards of IPM, LEED, and LEED certification.
Our Eco-freindly choices include
- Pest Control using reduced risk pesticides such as Alpine, diatomaceous earth (DE), Topia Insecticide, and plant oils
- Home sealing and exclusion services
- Alternative Termite treatments using reduced risk termiticdes such as Altriset
- Bird mangement and bird exclusion services
- Steam treatment and cleaning services
What is Integrated Pest Management (IPM) ?
Do you utilize any non-chemical methods of control?
ProBest Pest Management does practice Integrated Pest Management.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally-sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.
The IPM approach can be applied to both agricultural and non-agricultural settings, such as the home, garden, and workplace. IPM takes advantage of all appropriate pest management options including, but not limited to, the judicious use of pesticides. In contrast, organic food production applies many of the same concepts as IPM but limits the use of pesticides to those that are produced from natural sources, as opposed to synthetic chemicals.
More information is available at http://www.whatisipm.org
ProBest Pest Management practices Integrated Pest Management (IPM) which utilizes many non-chemical control techniques such as sanitation, harborage reduction, exclusion, sealing, mechanical controls and environmental management.What is LEED and how does it impact me?
Is ProBest a PESP Member?
LEED is an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a building rating system that was originally developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. Theconstruction industry originally started using the certification for new construction an renovation of commercial building. However more recently other industries including Pest Management has helped develop standards as part of the certification requirements. LEED is a certification for commercial properties and businesses. If you are a property manager, commercial property owner, or business owner and would like to learn more call us and ProBest will meet with you and discuss LEED certification and standards.
Probest has earned the GreenPro designation, allowing us to qualify for LEED points an provide GreenPro service.
The Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) is a voluntary membership program that promotes the adoption of innovative, alternative pest control practices such as Integrated Pest Management (IPM). PESP has three membership tiers: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.
Gold membership is reserved for PESP's outstanding environmental stewards. These members’ demonstrated commitment to pesticide risk reduction makes them models for other PESP members. Gold members may develop an IPM strategy, demonstrate significant and sustained progress in reducing pesticide risks, and independently measure the progress of their IPM implementation.
Altriset is a new reduced-risk non-repellent termiticide that provides excellent control of subterranean termites with minimal impact on the environment.
Altriset will eliminate termites in less than three months and will protect your home or business for more than 5 years when used in accordance with the label. Once termites come into contact with Altriset, their ability to feed on wood is halted within hours, resulting in death. The product is slowly passed throughout the colony by touch and contact, causing total colony elimination. Altriset's new class of chemistry provides a high-performing and long-lasting residual termite control product that is also safe to use--In addition to requiring no signal word on the label, DuPont Altriset Termiticide is the first and only liquid termiticide to be classified as reduced-risk under the U.S. EPA reduced-risk program: Altriset requires no special safety equipment, represents no health risk to humans or domestic animals when used as directed, and is safer for the environment