Integrated Pest Management
RPC's service is based on a comprehensive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. The goal of IPM is to deliver effective pest control while at the same time reducing the volume and toxicity of pesticides used. IPM is a process for achieving long-term, environmentally sound pest control through the use of a wide variety of technological and management practices. Control techniques of an IPM program include a combination of pest monitoring, good sanitation practices, education, appropriate solid waste management, building maintenance, alternative physiccal, mechanical and biological pest control, and the use of pesticides when warranted according to a predetermined hierarchy of pest management choices, formulations and application techniques, which will minimise the exposure and potential risk to people and the environment. Within RPC's IPM system we include all standard pesticides, consumable materials, fully trained and approved service technicians, supervision and consultation. When conducting an IPM program, certain tools, dependent on the environment, are required to a successful program. The basis of these tools is to deliver effective pest control while at the same time only targeting those areas that are infested. This creates a process for achieving long-term, environmentally sound pest control while reducing the use of pesticides, minimising the exposure and potential risk to people and the environment. RPC formulates control strategies based on the clients' requirement, safety considerations, building to be protected, environment and pests likely to be controlled.