Why Do We Use Pesticides?

March 1, 2021

Pesticides are an important tool for pest control companies to help maintaining health and public safety in Memphis TN and the surrrounding areas. If we do not employ pesticides, the diseases carried by pests (roaches, fleas, ants) and rodents (rats, mice, raccoons, squirrels) would rapidly spread to homes and businesses. This spread of diseaes would result in more doctor visits, hospitalizations as well as school and business closures. At 901 Pest Control, we follow the Integrated Pest Management prinicples.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.

To learn more about safely using pesticides and the IPM approach you can read here on EPA.gov.