At Copesan, we understand that communication with your pest management professional is critical to the success of your pest control program. Not only should your Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Specialist be communicating how service is being executed at your facility, but you should also be asking questions about how facility requirements are being handled to ensure your service needs are being met. With more than 55 years of successful pest management partnerships built on communication, the professionals at Copesan have determined some of the most important questions clients should be asking their pest management professionals. They include:

What is your inspection plan?

Knowing when inspections will take place is vital for this plan to work; key people may be required to unlock parts of the facility for inspection purposes and if a facility manager is unaware of the IPM Specialist’s inspection plan, important inspections may not occur, which may cause your program to fail.

Will there be written recommendations to help us eliminate any favorable conditions for pests?

A successful pest management partnership only works when there’s open communication. Our IPM Specialists are trained to communicate, both verbally and in writing, suggested changes that can be made to your facility to reduce the threat of pest pressures, which in turn will reduce infestations.

Why must these recommendations from my IPM Specialist be followed?

Knowing and understanding the reasons behind your IPM Specialist’s recommendations for your facility is critical to the success of your pest management program. Some recommendations may seem minor or unimportant to you, but are absolutely necessary for your IPM Specialist to do his or her job correctly and to keep pests from causing you and your facility problems.

Will the methods of monitoring for pest activity get in the way of our day to day operations?

If you suspect any methods of pest management proposed by your IPM Specialist may be a problem for your operations, please discuss it with them to find a solution that will allow your management program to work effectively without hindering operations.

Along with asking these questions, you want to make sure your pest management professional is implementing an IPM program that doesn’t rely solely on one or two different control techniques; a successful IPM plan has many different pieces to the puzzle. Your partner in pest management should use education, inspection, exclusion techniques, pesticide applications, sanitation recommendations and pest trapping as part of your pest management program. Through administrative support and cooperation between you, your staff and the IPM specialist, as well as mechanical controls, quality control and proper documentation to record every single part of the operation, a successful pest management program can be implemented in your commercial facility.

We understand that communication is vital to the success of your pest control program, so our IPM Specialists work hard to keep you in the loop about the requirements and recommendations that must be carried out in your facility. In turn, you must keep asking your IPM Specialist questions about your services to make sure they are providing you with everything necessary to make your pest control program as effective as it can be.

For more information on commercial services provided by Copesan and its local service providers, or Partners, give us a call today. Our Integrated Pest Management programs and partnerships with commercial facilities have allowed us to achieve pest-free facilities all over North America for more than 55 years. We are ready to help you manage your pest pressures with effective and efficient pest management services that includes open communication to keep your facility pest free.