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Elite Pest Management

Kenneth Matheny Phone: 586-294-7055

President Fax:

19820 14 Mile Rd Website: www.elitepestmgmt.com

Roseville MI 48066 Email: Ken2258@8774BADBUG.com

Service Categories: structural commercial school\

landscape residential golf course\

other: day cares, churches, public buildings

We are a full service company serving southeastern Michigan, including animal trapping and mosquito control. All technicians and office staff are IPM certified.

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

IPM is an inspection, monitoring and a mechanical process that is used along with an action threshold program. An application of a pesticide is made only as a last resort.

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

Inspections are done on a monthly basis. Some actions are taken to prevent problems, for example outside treatment to control wasps.

How are pest problems identified?

We monitor with traps. If the action threshold is exceeded and sanitation or repairs are not the problem, baits and mechanical controls are used first to regain control.

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

Baits, traps, pheromones, sanitation and repairs. Chemical control is used when all other methods are exhausted.

Do you use biological controls?

Active enzymes for drain control.

Do you use borates?

We have used boric acids for some cockroach control. Also Niban for cockroach, cricket and ant control.

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

Gentrol (IGR), Demand CS, Suspent and Tempo SC

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

We don't sell any pesticides to school. We will sell items like bee traps, glue boards and stations (Advance).

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

Pesticides are used as a last resort. Our use of them is minimally important.

Does your company perform habitat modification?

Very important with IPM. Changing the habits of some customers is vital in controlling insect infestation.

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

Glue boards, sticky traps, pheromone traps

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

DNR

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

termites DNR

cockroaches Boric Acid, Gentrol (IGR)

fleas Precor (IGR)

carpenter ants Maxforce gel, Gentrol

fire ants n/a

ants (indoor) Advance, Gentrol (IGR)

crabgrass DNR

dandelions DNR

other DNR

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

Overall we have had good results in our program, when your customer and you work together.

References

Fraser Public Schools- John Thompson 586-879-2223; Lause Creuse Public School- Gasper Vitale 586-783-6550 ext. 1101; Chippewa Valley Schools- Larry Kleinhaus 586-723-2250