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Bell Environmental Services

Health Waldorf Phone: 973-575-7800

Manager Fax:

229 New Road Website: www.bell-environmental.com

Parsippany NJ 07054 Email: info@bell-environmental.com

Service Categories: structural commercial school

landscape residential golf course

other:  food service and health care facilities

Bell Environmental is a national pest control company leading the industry in utilizing innovative technology instead of dangerous pesticides to attain total pest elimination.

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

IPM incorporates regular inspections, monitoring, pest identification and infestation evaluations to create pest free facilities.

 

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

Yes, we perform regular inspections so as to keep problems from occurring.

How are pest problems identified?

We have an extensive monitoring system that is implemented both before and after controls are implemented, so as to adjust and use appropriate action levels.

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

Dessicants, silica gels, vacuuming, hot water and freezing manipulation, sealents, boric acid and climate control.

 

Do you use biological controls?

We currently only use one biological agent, called Draingel. This product in poured into floor drains and helps prevent drain flies from breeding in the drains. The biologicals in this material feed on the gelatinous film that often collects on drain pipes and is used by drain fly larvae as a breeding medium.

 

Do you use borates?

The borate we use is Perma dust. This is a pressurized 35.5% boric acid dust. We apply this to cracks and crevices to eliminate insects.

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

We use synthetic pyrethroids.

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

The most common pesticides we use are Drione (amorphous silica gel), Perma dust (35.5% boric acid), MaxForce (Fipronil bait for roaches and ants) Tempo Ultra (cyfluthrin - broad-spectrum insecticide used on exterior of buildings), Weatherblok XT (brodifacoum, a rodenticide used on the outside of structures).

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

Quantities of pesticides used are provided to our state DEP agency and are not for public dissemination. A more telling figure is the number of insect monitors we use each year. In 2003, our company used approximately 450,000 insect monitors in our client's facilities. The use of these traps greatly reduces the amount of pesticides applied in any given account.

Does your company perform habitat modification?

Yes. Eliminating standing water is a good example of habitat modification. In our part of the country West Nile Virus is a major concern. Control involves eliminating the standing water that mosquitoes breed in. Identifying topographical areas where water is likely to pool and collect, or providing adequate drainage in exterior flower pots, ect go a long way in providing mosquito control.

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

Yes. Exclusion is the key to interior pest control. We estimate that >95% of the insects encountered within a building originate and live outdoors. If you can keep them out with window screens, air curtains above doorways, weather-stripping on the base of exit doors, etc., you will have relatively few pest issues. We also use caulking to seal cracks and crevices in kitchens to eliminate cockroach shelter. Sanitation is another key to maintaining a facility pest-free. If you can eliminate the habitat (debris) that the insects like to feed on and breed in, than you will have a positively effect on the level pest activity within an area.

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

N/A

 

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

termites this is not our area of expertise however, we have an agreement with another pest control company to provide termite control for our clients that have termite infestations.

cockroaches

fleas fleas are not generally a problem in our accounts

carpenter ants

fire ants N/A

ants (indoor) ants are now the number #1 pest in the US. We currently utilize a baiting program using protein or sugar based baits to achieve control. Our biggest problem with ants, is that the client wants to see immediate results. When you use baits, the time to achieve results can run several weeks, however, the control is longer lasting.

crabgrass N/A

dandelions N/A

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

We utilize thousands of insect monitors to identify problems before they escalate. The sticky traps can also track population levels and effectiveness of treatments. We also have two full time supervisors that routinely inspect our clients' facilities to assure that the program we design is being maintained properly by our service staff.

References

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York; Pfizer,Inc