When using a green pest control approach, you are part of a larger effort to reduce human impact on the environment. Rather than immediately resorting to pesticides, green pest control prioritizes organic, natural, and non-toxic ingredients. These environmentally protective measures help to reduce chemical exposure living organisms and the environment.
Green Pest Management embraces an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach. By doing so, you can prevent infestations, lower costs, and reduce the risk to people and the environment.
What is Integrated Pest Management (IMP)?
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an environmentally sensitive approach to pest management. According to the IPM Institute of North America, it can be defined as “ A sustainable, science-based, decision-making process that combines biological, cultural, physical and chemical tools to identify, manage and reduce risk from pests and pest management tools and strategies in a way that minimizes overall economic, health and environmental risks.”
IPM has been around since the 1960s. Recently, it has become a foundational component of many pest management programs. This has led to more methods and regulations that push for environmentally friendly, green options. The goal is to manage pest damage with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.
Integrated Pest Management Standards
IPM combines common practices and scientific principles. Some of the following guidelines can categorize it:
- Applying knowledge about pests and their lifecycles to best prepare and respond to situations
- Prioritize using the least toxic methods first
- Adjusting methods over time as you monitor pest activity
- Setting standards and proctors for pest infestation responses
When following these guidelines, it is important to consider the following practices for best response:
- Cultural Practices: Cultural controls involve reducing pest establishment, reproduction, dispersal, and survival. By following pest control guidelines, you can avoid infestations by removing the ability for pests to thrive.
- Biological Practices: Biological control is the use of natural enemies to control pests. By controlling pests using their natural enemies, you can prevent pests before an introduction becomes an infestation.
- Physical Practices: Physical control can use several non-pesticide-based control techniques. These include monitoring, trapping, freezing, vacuuming, and heat and cold as pest control tools.
- Chemical Control: Use of chemical pesticides is the last resort. When used, it is essential to consider the safest method to use chemical pesticides.
Using a Non-Toxic, Green Pest Control Solution
Cryonite is a perfect complement to other processes and products. It can become a regular part of hygiene routines and contribute to maintaining an insect-free environment. Just freeze with Cryonite is a simple way to eliminate insects.
Our freezing technique required innovation and engineering to bring to fruition. The secret is within the patented nozzle design on the Cryonite lance, which converts liquid carbon dioxide into dry ice “snow.” Research showed that particle size made a difference in the dry ice snow’s ability to kill insects on contact, so the Cryonite lance was designed to produce most of its dry ice particles within a particular size range for maximum effectiveness.
Cryonite adds NO carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. The carbon dioxide is non-toxic and non-allergic, making it a valuable component in any IPM or Green Pest Management Program.
Cryonite kills pests on contact, the snow emerging from the lance at -78°C (-110°F). Upon contact with the insects, mites, or spider’s exoskeleton, the evaporating dry ice snow creates a quick transfer of heat from the pest, instantly freezing it to death. Smaller pests are most susceptible to Cryonite’s effects. Simultaneously, larger insects, such as American cockroaches, might survive the initial contact with the snow and may require a second application or pesticides.
If you are interested in taking a more green approach to your pest control, contact us to learn more.