What is Integrated Pest Management and How It Works?

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What is Integrated Pest Management and How It Works?

ikari singapore

Established in Singapore since 1976, Ikari places a great emphasis on health, safety and protection of our environment. We strive to provide efficient pest control services without compromising on the human health and protecting the environment. Our unique selling point? Integrated pest management.

Definition of Integrated Pest Management

Integrated pest management is defined as the strategy you get rid of pests while minimizing the risks posed to people and the environment through a combination of techniques such as biological control, habitat manipulation, modification of cultural practices, and use of resistant varieties. This method can be used to manage all kinds of pests anywhere. With the knowledge of Integrated Pest Management, we are able to eliminate pests effectively, in a low-toxic and environmentally responsible way.

Measures included in our Integrated Pest Management

Environmental control

Our pest control programme in food establishments is compliant with the requirements of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) and Good Management Practice (GMP).

Mechanical control

Mechanical control means killing the pest directly or making the environment unsuitable for for the pests to live. For instance, traps for rodents is one of the mechanical controls.

Biological control

Biological control involves the usage of ecosystem cycle and natural enemies — predators, parasites, pathogens, and competitors — to control pests and their damage.

Chemical control

Chemical control is the use of pesticides to eliminate pests. Pesticides are used only when necessary and in combination with other methods for more effective and long-term control. Although chemical is used, pesticides are carefully chosen and applied in a way that they do not harm people and the environment very much.

Advice and consultation

Similar to a doctor’s approach, Ikari diagnoses and identifies the main root cause that lead to the pest infestations. From there, our professional staffs will be able to recommend a series of methods that are effective for your case.

More things to know about Integrated Pest Management

Although there are different methods of controls of pest, it is essential to know some components that are important prior to executing integrated pest management. The five steps of the below include:

  • Pest identification
  • Monitoring and assessing pest numbers and damage
  • Guidelines for when management action is needed
  • Preventing pest problems
  • Using a combination of pest management tools (Environmental, mechanical, biological, chemical)