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Advantage Integrated Pest Management

John Parke Phone: 732-651-2620

Owner Fax:

201 Willow Street Website:

East Brunswick NJ 08816 Email: pest201@aol.com

Service Categories: structural commercial school

landscape  residential golf course 

other: 

Pest management and sanitation services using environmentally sound methods with focus on inspections and a variety of technological and sanitary management practices. Control strategies in our program use pesticides as a last resort and focus on structural modifications to eliminate food, water and harborage.

What is your definition of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?

Positive, long-term control of pests using a wide variety of sanitation and management practices to prevent or eliminate pest infestations without the use of environmentally harmful materials. Methods include cleaning, monitoring and altering the pest's living environment by exclusion, reducing food, water and harborage.

 

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

Monthly or Biweekly service, depending on the problem. Each case is different. Most monitoring and inspection is done on a regular basis.

How are pest problems identified?

Identification of a pest is done using a microscope in the field and office. Local university extension is used if needed.

What practices do you use to prevent and/or control pests?

First, we inspect the area. Then sanitation, vacuuming and monitoring are done. Chemicals are used only as a last resort. I spend a lot of time on monitoring and exclusion.

 

Do you use biological controls?

We have used nematodes for termites and praying mantis for garden insects.

 

Do you use borates?

Yes, borate products including Niban, Boracare and Timbor are used for carpenter ants, powder post beetles and termite spot treatments.

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

We have used Orthene (acephate) and Tempo (cyfluthrin) as a last resort in commercial and industrial accounts. We also use Pre-empt (imidacloprid) and Maxforce baits (fipronil).

What are the top 10 pesticides you use/sell/recommend?

Boric acid, Niban bait, Maxforce FC bait gels and stations, Pre-empt roach gel, Timbor, Boracare and plant oil.

If pesticides are used, how much are used per year of each?

We only use pesticides as a last resort. Most calls are abated with mechanical traps, vacuuming, monitors and insect traps.

Does your company perform habitat modification?

Yes. Installation of vents in crawl spaces. For termites and carpenter ants, removal of high moisture problems, wood piles and improved drainage.

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

Yes, with vacuum cleaners, heatguns, traps, caulk guns, stuffit wire mesh and bind devices.

What type of fertilizers do you use/sell/recommend?

N/A.

 

What do you usually use/sell/recommend for addressing:

termites Termite shield, moisture control and borates.

cockroaches Cleaning, vacuuming, steam treatments and baits.

fleas Steam treatment.

carpenter ants Inspect and remove moisture.

fire ants N/A.

ants (indoor) Inspect, clean, caulk, and bait (if needed).

crabgrass Did not respond (DNR).

dandelions DNR

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

Excellent.

References

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