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Ashland Pest Control

Richard Muscarella Phone: 716-884-7431

Vice President of Operations Fax: 716-881-9578

406 Connecticut Street Website: www.pestsite.com

Buffalo NY 14213 Email: ipm@netzero.net

Service Categories: structural commercial school

landscape residential golf course

other: Correctional facilities, day care centers.

Our company has been applying IPM principles since 1989. We are a New York state Office of General Services (OGS) approved IPM corporation. Our specialities are IPM in schools, hospitals, health care & food plants. Our service area is all of western New York state to the Pennsylvania border, south to Rochester NY, east & north to Niagara Falls and west to Lake Erie


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

We believe IPM is ever evolving as knowledge increases in this field. By using every available tool accessible in an IPM program that is non-toxic to correct or improve a pest situation using inspection, sanitation, communication & application as a last resort only!

 

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

Yes, IPM is specific in all residential & commercial accounts. Inspection is privately #1 with monitoring & documenting findings!

 

How are pest problems identified?

Pests are identified by follow up monitoring on sightings, complaints & then we decide what is the safest non-toxic approach to correct the target pest. Pesticides are a last resort for implementing control.

 

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

Inspection, sanitation, communication, education, and, when necessary, application of a least toxic approach.

Do you use biological controls?

Yes, we use Bacillus thuringiensis to control fungus, gnats, mosquitoes & bioremediation.

Do you use borates?

Yes, we use TimBor (boric acid) effectively for Termites, powder post beetles & various ants. We also use Drax.

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

Yes, we use Demand CS (lambda cyhalothrin), MaxForce Baits (hydramethylnon), BP100 (pyrethrum), CB 80 (pyrethrins), Avert (avermectin), Gentrol (hydroprene), Pre-Cor (methoprene), Microcare (pyrethrum), Ultraban (fenoxycarb), Advance (abamectin), Exterra (diflubenzuron) & Suspend (deltamethrin) only when necessary.

 

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

Boric acid, Silica Aerogels, Mint oils, Tree Oils, MaxForce Baits (hydramethylnon), Drax (boric acid), BP100, Borates, Microcare (pyrethrum), CB 80 (pyrethrins).

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

Our pesticide use has dropped 75% compared to 1989. We use them for crack & crevice applications.

Does your company perform habitat modification?

Yes. We use hazard analtical, critical control point (HACCP) definitions to correct the necessary modifications.

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

Yes, mechanical and physical control includes inspection, moving garbage & plants away from the building, traps and light construction.

 

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

100% Organic only!

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

termites Exterra (diflubenzuron) and borates.

cockroaches IPM, MaxForce FC (hydramethylnon), Avert (avermectin), Gentrol (hydroprene).

fleas Microcare (pyrethrum), Precor (methoprene) & Ultraban (fenoxycarb).

carpenter ants Drax (borates), MaxForce (hydramethylnon).

fire ants Advance Bait (abamectin).

ants (indoor) Drax PF (borates), MaxForce (hydramethylnon).

crabgrass Did Not Respond (DNR)

dandelions DNR

other

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

By annually updating our individual programs and reviewing all IPM log books documenting all data.

References

Buffalo Board of Education; Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority.