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Native Solutions, Inc

Timothy Gilpin, PhD Phone: 303-661-0561

President Fax: 303-661-0561

PO Box 265 Website:

Louisville CO 80027 Email: gecko225@earthlink.net

Service Categories: structural commercial school

landscape residential golf course

other: 

Native Solutions Inc (NSI) provides complete indoor and outdoor pest control solutions without using any toxic synthetic pesticides. We use accurate scientific principles and true integrated pest management techniques to control pest problems in an economical long term fashion. Our services cover indoor pest control as well as lawn, tree, shrub and garden. The goal of NSI is to provide customers with scientifically sound, economical solutions to their pest situations without using risky chemicals.

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

IPM is a philosophy of controlling pest populations through monitoring, physical, mechanical, cultural and biological controls. The foundation is education and sanitation in most cases.

 

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

No.

How are pest problems identified?

First the pest is identified. The numbers and areas are monitored before and after.

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

First identification and monitoring, then mostly exclusion and sanitation.

 

Do you use biological controls?

No.

 

Do you use borates?

Borax - sodium octaborate tetrahydrate

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

No.

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

Borax, dishsoap, orange peel extract, household vinegar

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

Very minimal.

Does your company perform habitat modification?

Exclusion of mice from buildings by repairing holes.

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

Exclusion of ants by caulking

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

Bradfield's 3-1-5 Alfalfa, corn gluten meal

 

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

termites N/A

cockroaches borax

fleas borax

carpenter ants borax

fire ants N/A

ants (indoor) borax

crabgrass corn gluten meal

dandelions corn gluten meal, vinegar

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

Monitoring before and after.

References

Boulder Valley School District Operations (Dale Hobbs); University of Colorado Housing (Sue Wallace)