Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an approach for sustainable pest management in order to protect human and animal health, to secure food safety and to prevent economic damages. In the IPM approach, all available techniques and methods are combined and weighed to effectively manage the presence of pests. This is done in the most sustainable, humane and environmentally friendly way, as well in an economically responsible manner and in collaboration with the client.
The starting point for all IPM begins with the monitoring and prevention of the presence of pests by employing a pest management professional to assess the pest risk factors at any given site. In the event pest control measures are needed, the choice for a combination of measures and techniques is based on this assessment and addresses the effectiveness and the risks for humans, animals and the environment in its approach.