No one wants to deal with pests, whether they're inside your home, on your children or pets, or your lawn. Some pests carry serious disease.
Once a pest is discovered, people often rush to get rid of them. It's easy to forget that some treatments contain strong chemicals that can be harmful to people and pets.
The most effective way to control pests is to combine control methods. This is known as integrated pest management (IPM) which emphasizes prevention in the most cost-effective way, with the least harm to people, pets, home, and the environment. The following steps will help homeowners and renters implement IPM.