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Dalsh Consulting

David Shangle Phone: 630/209-3226


11441 73rd Place Website: www.dalsh.com

Burr Ridge IL 60527 Email: [email protected]

Service Categories: structural commercial school

landscape residential golf course

other: institutional, health care, food/drup production

We provide pest management consulting services, problem solving, program design and evaluation to users and providers of pest management services.

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

The pest is there for a reason. Address the reason (cause) first. Only then can other efforts be successful long term.


Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?


How are pest problems identified?

Monitoring must be geared to the pest, sticky traps, mechanical traps, pheromones. Monitor before and after.

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

Exclusion, cultural controls, procedural modifications, trapping.


Do you use biological controls?



Do you use borates?

I recommend them when appropriate.

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

It depends on the situation.

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


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


Does your company perform habitat modification?

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

Exclusion and a wide variety of traps.

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



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


cockroaches sanitation, exclusion, baits

fleas vacuum, insect growth regulators

carpenter ants exclusion, baits

fire ants baits, habitat modification.

ants (indoor) exclusion, baits

crabgrass N/A

dandelions N/A

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

Trapping, monitoring, reports from clients and users, on-site inspections.


Safer Pest Control Project, Chicago, IL; School District 181, Hinsdale, IL