Saturday, May 24, 2008

Organic Pest Control

These days there is a real push for things to be green. Part of this movement involves organic or green pest control. When you think about it, the pest control industry has been ahead of it's time when considering organic pest control with the early introduction of IPM or integrated pest management. IPM incorporates many control measures to keep bugs at bay, many times not involving chemicals at all. Sealing up cracks and crevices and placing out glue traps for instance is a good control technique that does not involve the use of pesticides.
IF you are looking for a good organic pest control product all you have to do it Google this topic and you get a ton of hits. Anything from parasitic wasps to fly parasites. It is truly an interesting topic and it's big time business. Entire horse farms can incorporate the use of fly parasites to keep control of the major fly problem the horse manure brings. Companies like ARBICO have been providing this service for years and I think it is definitely a topic to think about at your next morning meeting because it is definitely the way the world is moving and if you are not willing to change then you and your company can be left behind.

1 comment:

Organic Gerry said...

Hearts Pest Management (a bit of self-promotion -, has an EcoWise Certification ( It is a fairly new certification and the only California based certification, sponsored by the San Francisco Bay Area Association. We are located in southern California, but we were able to apply for, train, test and receive the designation.
PCOC recently incorporated components of the EcoWise program into an PCOC/NPMA green certification called Quality Pro Green. Quality Pro has some merit, especially in states that have few professional requirements for applicators. In California, we are loaded with licensing requirements. The green component, Quality Pro Green only involves an open book test, no face to face training, no oversite or audit of compliance with green standards (perhaps once in 10 years), such as you will find in the EcoWise program.