IPM (Integrated Pest Management) is the safest and smartest way to work on troublesome pest issues. The Integrated pest management (IPM) approach provides a balanced approach to minimizing resistance. Resistance can be managed by reducing use of a pesticide. This allows non-resistant organisms to out-compete resistant strains. They can later be killed by returning to use of the pesticide.
There are many things our technicians consider when using a pesticide:
All pesticides anticipated for use are EPA approved and will be applied in strict accordance with label direction and restrictions where applicable.
Specific health and safety information varies between pesticides and types of exposures and is available on the label information or MSDS sheet, which can be supplied to you upon request.
Worldwide, more than 500 species of insects have developed some level of pesticide resistance, including bed bugs and roaches.
The speed with which resistance develops depends on several factors, such as how fast the insects reproduce, and the rate, timing and number of applications made within a certain period of time: