Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Green Pest Management:
IT IS NOT ABOUT PESTICIDES. It is about the overall approach to pest management in a manner that reduces the
impact on the environment. Please note that there is NO “Green List” of pesticides offered in this resource – only a list
of trade names of Natural pesticides. Not all Natural pesticides necessarily fit into Green pest management. It is the
manner in which the product is applied that is of importance, and products such as enclosed insect bait stations may
be labeled as “green” even though the active ingredient is synthetic.
Green Pest Management” awaits a specific definition, and pest control industry leaders may be working to achieve
this. From the opinions of many pest management professionals there are clear similarities between “Green” pest
management and “Integrated” pest management. In the overall goal of reducing any negative impact on the
environment, while still managing pest problems that affect our customers, we must emphasize:
 Proper identification of the pest and understanding its biology and habits
 Habitat modification to remove conditions conducive to the pest presence
 Exclusion to prevent entry to structures
 Inspection and monitoring to verify the presence of the pest
 The use of non-chemical control measures where appropriate and effective
 The use of the least hazardous chemicals where appropriate and effective
Green Pest Management should also evaluate every other aspect of the business in the goal of lowering any negative
impact on the environment. This includes efficient use of vehicles to reduce gas usage, recycling of all containers and
other waste products if possible, good building maintenance for efficient energy use, and other areas not directly
related to the control of pests.

1 comment:

  1. Useful stuff! I have used this company for Pest Control Portland and have gotten great results.