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Border Pest Control, Inc

Jim Dye Phone: 505-546-7863

Manager - Owner Fax:

10915 Columbus Rd, SE Website: http://www.pest-pros.com/

Deming NM 88030 Email: borpesco@zianet.com

Service Categories: structural commercial school

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We service SW New Mexico including Las Cruces, Hatch, Silver City, Lordsburg, Animas, Columbus, Deming and all areas in between. Our mission is to provide affordable protection for your home, family, pets and property while using the safest and most effective techniques. Our guarantee is that you are happy with the results or we will promptly return to make it right! We provide stainless, odorless, environmentally friendly treaments offering the latest in Integrated Pest Management techniques.


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

IPM is a decision making process that anticipates and prevents pest activity and infestation by combining several strategies to achieve long term solutions. Components of an IPM program may include education, proper waste management, structural repair, maintenance, biological & mechanical control techniques, and pesticide application.

 

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

Yes, usually at 30 or 60 day intervals. The following is our five step IPM Program: 1) Inspection and Identification 2) Prevention 3) Monitoring 4) Control 5) Evaluation.

 

How are pest problems identified?

Thorough inspections reveal pest harborages and correct identification provides the basis for the development of the most effective pest management strategies. Threshold levels are established for each pest so that unnecessary control measures are eliminated. Our report clearly identifies pests observed, harborages and conducive conditions.

 

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

Mechanical exclusion and prevention is implemented using weather stripping, replacing thresholds of doors, caulking and copper stuff-it, to name a few. Outside perimeter treatments using low-hazard insecticides assists in prevention of indoor pests if desired.

 

Do you use biological controls?

We will be using more biologicals as they become available. We do not use insects as biologicals at this time, but we do recognize "good bugs," hence we use targeted applications rather than broadcasting large amounts of pesticides in order to reduce the impacts on beneficials. The timing of applications can also reduce the impact of beneficials.

 

Do you use borates?

Yes, boric acid is applied in wall voids for control of various insects. We use termiticides with borates for treatment to wood in structures and we use insect baits that have boric acid in them.

 

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

Yes, Avert Gel Bait (Avermectin), Maxforce Gran Insect Bait (Hydramethylnon), Maxforce Gel Bait (Hydramethylnon), Maxforce FC Ant Bait Stations (Fipronil), Amdro Ant Bait (Hydramethylnon), Talon G mouse bait (Brodifacoaum), Suspend SC (deltamethrin), Cynoff WP (cypermethrin), Demand CS (lambda-cyhalothrin), Precor (methoprene).

 

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

Maxforce Gran Insect Bait (Hydramethylnon), Maxforce Gel Bait (Hydramethylnon), Avert Gel Bait (Avermectin), Borid CB 99% (boric acid), Talon G mouse bait (Brodifacoaum), Amdro ant bait (Hydramethylnon), Maxforce sm roach stations (Fipronil), Suspend SC (deltamethrin), Demand CS (lambda-cyhalothrin).

 

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

Yes. If pesticides are needed, with the permission of the homeowner, we typically apply targeted applications with a backpack sprayer about 1/2 gallon of solution (less thaan 1/2oz Suspend SC, deltamethrin or similar pyrethroid) into harborages, cracks, crevices, breeding sites and around the foundation of the home and other buildings. We may also use granular baits specific to the pest being controlled instead of or in addition to liquid sprays. Indoors we prefer bait applications and placements of boric acid in wall voids.

 

Does your company perform habitat modification?

We provide recommendations for habitat modification, such as removal of debris, weeds, or junk and for vegetation-free zones next to foundations, sealing of harborages and improving sanitation.

 

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

Weather stripping, replace thresholds of doors, caulking and copper stuff-it.

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

Did Not Respond (DNR)

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

termites Pyrethroid liquid, baits & borates.

cockroaches Baits.

fleas Insect growth regulators & adulticide.

carpenter ants Baits.

fire ants Baits.

ants (indoor) Baits.

crabgrass DNR

dandelions DNR

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

Every pest situation must be analyzed if effective reduced impact pest management is to be obtained. When fewer or no pesticides are used, control may take longer, but results may last longer. Although the general public most often wants the least expensive method of pest management which often results in routine spraying of pesticides, we as an industry are evolving due to the pressures of individuals that are concerned with the over application of pesticides. I have always used new technology in the pursuit of the "least toxic" approach. We perform IPM in restaurants and other food establishments as well as schools. Except for about 20% of our customers who refuse to change, all of our services have some form of reduced impact services, i.e. no pesticides applied routinely indoors, baits are always first choice over liquid residuals, monitoring devices are in place, etc. If you, the client want no or few pesticides, we have a program designed for you that is guaranteed to work.

 

References

DNR