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- Pesticide Use
- Even the most skillful and precise application of pesticides will not solve pest problems. Some pesticides may be necessary and will only be used by a certified applicator after performing a thorough inspection to identify the pest "target" and to determine the cause for the existence or infestation (e.g. poor sanitation, open penetrations, water leaks, etc.).
- Glue boards are used to identify and monitor the type of pests present, as well as the size of the infestation and direction of travel.
- Traps and baiting systems will be used to control infestations. Chemical sprays will normally only be used when other control strategies have proven to be ineffective.
- When necessary, a limited amount of chemical spray may be directed into cracks, crevices and other concealed places where pests are hiding.
- Routine or scheduled spraying of chemicals in the absence of pests is irresponsible, ineffective and expensive, and therefore, will not be done.