What Is Integrative Pest Management?

April 15, 2021

When your business has a serious pest problem, you have two options before it gets any worse.

 At first, you could try to exterminate the pests on your own, or you can trust professionals like Buckaroo to do the commercial pest control on your behalf.

 Without a doubt, it takes more skill and expertise to service a commercial structure when it’s full of pests. So, Buckaroo Pest Protection tackles the problem head-on like a linebacker and uses environmentally friendly, integrative pest control methods.

 But if you’ve never heard of that kind of pest control, this post will go over the basics to give you an idea of what to expect before Buckaroo inspects your property.

What’s the purpose of intergrative pest control in the first place?

Overall, the general idea behind integrative pest control is to get rid of the pests while minimizing the risk to humans and animals.

 The issue with old-school pest control methods is that they basically involve using a substantial amount of poisons and toxic substances, hoping that rats and insects take the bait and eventually kick the bucket.

That may have worked in the past, but these days, it takes more attention to detail, especially when the job involves an older commercial building. Indeed, if a business operates in a building as old as dirt, there will be pests in all likelihood.

Nuisance insects like cockroaches and ants are the least of your concerns. In all likelihood, the structure is infested with other pests you can’t see most of the time, especially if the structure sits next to undeveloped land. So, integrative pest control takes a 360-degree approach and offers business owners long-term protection instead of a quick fix.

The process begins by identifying what pests need to be taken care of ASAP and which ones aren’t really the primary threat. To kill pests once and for all, you have to know the scope and scale of the problem.

Do you only have a roach problem, or do you have a severe rat infestation that’s making your business reek like a stinky dish rag? The answers will certainly vary from case to case, so we rely on the integrative method to diagnose the issue right away.

How does integrative pest control work?

Integrative pest control, sometimes called integrative pest management, determines the root cause of the infestation by monitoring the environment and seeing how bad the problem really is.

That way, the experts at Buckaroo Pest Protection can step in to do the job right.

 The best part about integrative pest control is that it takes a holistic approach that goes beyond using a safer alternative to pesticides.

When you need reliable pest extermination at the end of the day, integrative pest management gives you the best chance of success. Otherwise, you risk getting re-infested if the root cause isn’t fixed the first time around. By analyzing the ecosystem, Buckaroo’s exterminators can protect buildings from specific pests without applying one-size-fits-all solutions. The general idea is to stay laser-focused on the animals or insects that you do want to get rid of and those you don’t mind sticking around.

How can businesses tell if they need a commercial pest control specialist?

Buckaroo Pest Protection works with all types of commercial buildings, and one of the questions we hear most often is: how can I tell if I need a professional exterminator? 

Well, the answers are pretty straightforward. If you notice that your business is suffering as a result of the infestation, it’s time to give us a call.

 For instance, if you operate a restaurant and you have a mice problem, the state of Texas can shut you down in the blink of an eye! But if your business is something like a warehouse, you might not think that rodents are a concern, yet they are because they carry disease, among other problems.

 he most noticeable signs are rat droppings, but rodents also leave urine trails behind and tend to gnaw on things like baseboards or anything they can get their teeth on. Cardboard is another preferred

 A quick rule of thumb is that when you notice one type of pest, there are probably more that you don’t see.

 If pest infestations get severe, you could have your own little pest ecosystem, so we fight fire with fire and take a look at the bigger picture with integrative pest management.

Why choose Buckaroo Pest Protection? 

We’re straight shooters at Buckaroo Pest Protection, so we guarantee the quality of our work and offer fair prices.

 If you trust us to do what we do best –  protect your company, employees, and your customers – we’ll prove to you that you made the right choice.

 We offer regular maintenance plans that help keep the pests away and protect businesses long after we knock out the initial problem. You can rest easy knowing that our commercial pest control services use eco-friendly, chemical-free, and non-toxic materials the vast majority of the time.

What areas does Buckaroo Pest Protection serve?

If you live in North Texas, we have you covered 100 percent because we serve a pretty wide area, including communities like:

  • Allen
  • McKinney
  • Frisco
  • Plano
  • Fairview
  • Lucas
  • Richardson
  • Prosper
  • Murphy
  • North Dallas

 But keep in mind that this is only a quick rundown of the towns we service. If your business is located in any community near these, we’d be glad to come out and see what we can do for you.

 Click to get a free business inspection, and we’ll take $50 off the initial service with an annual service agreement!

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What to consider when looking for pest control for your commercial business

February 16, 2021

When pesky pests invade your commercial space, things can go from bad to worse quickly. Not only can pests damage or destroy the property, but they can also pose a health hazard to you, your staff, and your customers. Not to mention that a customer seeing a pest infestation in your business is likely to damage your reputation, causing you to lose business.

 The good news is that our pest control teams can often manage the problem before it turns into a worst-case scenario. If you aren’t sure where to begin when it comes to finding a quality pest protection service, then look no further.

In this article, we will go over what you should look for in a quality pest control service, some of the most common questions surrounding the topic, and some of the solutions that have proven to be effective for managing pest problems in your commercial space.

 But first, let’s take a look at some of the most common types of pests, why they are a problem, and what you can do if you notice them in your commercial property.

Most Common Pests

Cockroaches

In addition to being repulsive, cockroaches are known carriers of harmful bacteria and disease. Most people are intuitively put off when seeing a cockroach anywhere, but to see one in a commercial business would indeed leave the wrong kind of impression in the minds of your customers. Some people are also terribly allergic to cockroaches.

 Signs you have a cockroach problem: You see them, find coffee-looking droppings, or smell a strange foul odor in the building.

 Worst-case scenario: You, your staff, or a customer is bitten and becomes diseased

Rodents

Rodents such as rats and mice are also known carriers of disease. Perhaps even more dangerous, however, is the fact that they are known to chew on electrical cables, which can cause a fire to erupt or even cause your commercial property to lose power, necessitating a temporary closure, along with costly electrical repair bills.

 Signs you have a rodent problem: you find rat droppings in the premises, you see rub marks on the walls, you hear scratching noises coming from within the walls.

 Worst-case scenario: They chew through electrical cables causing your business to burn to the ground.

Termites

Without a doubt, termites cause more damage to both commercial and residential properties across the country than any other pest you’ll be likely to encounter. Termites live and feast on the wood features in your property, often without being noticed until it’s too late. When termites are left unchecked, they can destroy the foundations of the property, causing the premises to be deemed uninhabitable. What’s worse is that termite problems are seldom covered by insurance.

 Signs you have a termite problem: You notice tunnels in the woods features of the property, you hear a quiet clicking sound, you notice the wooden walls sound hollow when you tap on them.

 Worst-case scenario: They compromise the foundation, and the property is deemed uninhabitable

Wasps

You may not think that wasps are a significant problem, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Most people, when they see a wasp’s nest, are wise enough to leave it alone. The problem is that a single nest can contain over 25,000 wasps, meaning that if you see one wasp, there are undoubtedly thousands of others very nearby. The last thing you want is to have your customers being attacked by wasps when they come to your place of business.

Signs you have a wasp problem: You keep seeing wasps or spot a nest

Worst-case scenario: They swarm you, your staff, or a customer causing hospitalization or possibly even death

Ants

Not unlike termites, some varieties of ants, such as carpenter ants, for example, are known to destroy wood features. Ants, although not the most severe pest problem to have, can nonetheless lead to expensive repair bills, not to mention that they will seek out sources of food, compromising the sanitization of your lunchroom and leaving a bad impression on visitors to your premises.

 Signs you have an ant problem: You see a trail of live ants in the building or find an ant nest

 Worst-case scenario: They damage the structure of the premises, causing closure and costly repairs

So you have a pest problem, what now?

When choosing a pest protection company, there are a few things that you should look out for, as not all such companies are created equally.

Here are five red flags of a dodgy or poor-quality pest control company

  1. They either have no reviews, or they have bad reviews
  2. They try to justify not guaranteeing their work
  3. Their customer service is inadequate or non-existent
  4. They haven’t been vetted by external authorities
  5. Their employees are unhappy, and it shows.

On the other hand, here are five signs of a good pest protection service

  1. They have been screened, verified, and approved by home services experts
  2. They have a proven track record with years of experience
  3. They have a good reputation with other customers
  4. They stand behind their work and offer a guarantee
  5. They have an excellent customer service team  

Conclusion

The good news is that you are now aware of the problem. Most of the worst-case scenarios can be avoided if you catch the problem early. However, time is of the essence; far too many people are blissfully unaware that they even have a pest problem, and by the time they realize it’s too late, the damage is done.

 Buckaroo is the trusted name in Texas pest protection. We don’t just offer treatment after the fact, no sir, at Buckaroo, we focus on protecting your commercial premises so that a pest problem never even arises in the first place. Remember, when it comes to pests, prevention is action.

 If you notice any pests in or around your commercial property in Texas, then don’t delay; get in touch with Buckaroo today to discuss your specific situation and learn more about our available pest protection options in your area.

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We are Available Monday – Friday; 8am – 5pm

Want to know more? 

 You can lasso up some information about different types of pests we protect against, the services we provide, or just schedule a service today. 

Call Us Anytime: (469)-742-2345