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Landmark specializes in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for the control of insects and rodents with a commitment to avoid harm to the environment and human health.

Old fashioned pest control is a pesticide-centric service typified by a technician spraying chemicals preemptively. Landmark’s modern pest control methods target pests at their source to reduce pesticide residues and control insects and rodents with the least possible harm to the environment or human health.

Studies conducted at the Department of Entomology at the University of North Carolina found that the IPM method generates significantly less pesticide residues and contamination of non-target surfaces, and it is a viable and preferable alternative to old-fashioned pest control.

As a research-based pest control firm, Landmark Pest Management uses scientific data, field research, and the biology of pest species to shape our green pest control practices.

We move beyond pesticides to seal pests out and take proactive measures to prevent infestations by first relying on pesticide-free strategies designed to stop insects and rodents before they become a problem.

Landmark’s IPM allows for the use of pesticides as long as the following criteria are met:

  1. Pesticides must not be the default treatment or the first line of treatment for an insect or rodent problem.
  2. The removal of access to food, water, warmth, and harborage must be performed to reduce reliance on pesticides and rodenticides.
  3. Structural improvements, such as sealing gaps, cracks, and crevices must be performed to reduce reliance on pesticides and rodenticides.
  4. When products need to be applied, the use of targeted applications such as bait gels and dusts applied to inaccessible wall voids must be the preferred method of application.
  5. The application of pesticides may take place only after every other economically feasible means of reducing pest damage has been employed.
  6. When a pesticide needs to be used, only the mildest available product may be applied, in the most targeted fashion possible, and in the lowest effective dose.
  7. With adequate correction of structural deficiencies and rodent trapping, most rodent problems should be able to be well controlled without the use of rodenticide baits. When rodenticide baits are used as a knock-down agent for the immediate control of severe rodent problems, structural exclusion and rodent trapping must take place in conjunction with their use to reduce reliance on rodenticides over time, with the ultimate goal of eliminating the need for rodenticides, since rodenticides may have the undesirable potential of reaching non-target species such as birds of prey and other wildlife.

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