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Griffin Pest Control Company

Linden Griffin Phone: 269-388-3114

President Fax:

3001 E. Kilgore Rd. Website:

Kalamazoo MI 49002-1985 Email:

Service Categories: structural commercial school

landscape residential golf course

other: food plants & pharmaceutical manufacturing plants.

Griffin Pest Control Inc. offers pest control services from 5 branch offices throughout SW Michigan; with a service center in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Grand Haven, Niles, and Battle Creek. For residential services, we have an IPM sheet that explains what the customer may do to minimize the pests and provide a treatment sheet, which explains where the pesticide is to be used. We guarantee pest elimination, and give a money.


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

IPM is the use of many procedures to provide a pest-free, safe and healthy environment. IPM is largely an inspection, monitoring and pest prevention program. Application of pesticides and other devices is made when necessary to eliminate a pest problem. 1)ID pests and associated problem. 2)Monitor infestation levels. 3)Know cultural or alternative methods. 4)Know recommended methods of judicious pesticide application. 5)Know the hazards of pesticides and the safety precautions to be taken. 6)Know the pesticide label's precautionary statements pertaining to exposure to humans or animals.

 

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

We provide services monthly, quarterly, and annually. Outside treatment of the structure seasonally, depending on the pests. For instance, stinging insects build nests in the spring, carpenter ants are active in warm months.

 

How are pest problems identified?

An inspector identifies the pest, evaluates the severity of the problem, and, if needed, recommends treatment.

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

Monitoring is done to see if the action threshold has been exceeded and what prevention can be done. Prevention methods include sanitation and repair, using physical and mechanical controls such as screens, traps, weeders, air doors, etc.

 

Do you use biological controls?

Did Not Respond (DNR)

Do you use borates?

Borates are used for wood rot, and Boric is our mainstay for cockroache control.

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

Synthetic chemicals are Demon (cypermethrin), Gentrol (hydroprene), Sentricon (hexaflumuron), Demand CS (lambda cyhalothrin), Tempo WP (cyfluthrin), Premise (cypermethrin) and other Chitin inhibitors.

 

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

Demand CS, Demon , boric acid, Premise and Tempo WP.

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

How much we use is proprietory information.

Does your company perform habitat modification?

DNR

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

We use mechanical traps for rodent control and sticky traps in monitoring.

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

DNR

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

termites Sentricon bait.

cockroaches Boric acid, gel baits and Gentrol.

fleas DNR

carpenter ants Service.

fire ants DNR

ants (indoor) Gel baits and pyrethroid sprays.

crabgrass DNR

dandelions DNR

other DNR

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

Our best evaluation is our satisfied customers.

References

DNR