Integrated Pest Management

Termites are one of the most despised pests in the world. This is because they spread very fast and wreak havoc in the house. Not just the house, they are a pain even for farmers as they target agricultural products as well. Billions of dollars of agricultural products are destroyed every year due to termites. Termites also infest urban structures like offices and tall skyscrapers. Thus places like New York, New Delhi and Singapore are not free from the dangers of termites. Thus termite control in Singapore is needed and is also practiced.

Apart from formal pest control methods, there are home-made remedies that are applied to control and kill termites. These home-made remedies include electrocution that does not involve any chemicals, aloe vera gel that can be found in any household, as well as essential oils that are effective towards termites. Thus these methods are used if termites are detected in the initial stages. But if termite infestation happens on a large scale then proper pest control methods have to be applied.

Integrated Pest Management:

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is one of the established and tried and tested methods of pest control that applies the belief that there should not be any harm caused. IPM applies a very different approach towards pest control methods. IPM practitioners practice a very different method of controlling pests. There is no use of pesticide as this tends to not only harm the human beings but cause great harm to the entire food chain. The IPM practitioners have a strong belief that for pests to grow and multiply, they need suitable conditions like food, shelter and water. If these basic needs of the pest are not fulfilled, they will be automatically be eradicated.

This method is used for termite control in Singapore. Many have the wrong conception that integrated pest management entail more cost than pesticides. However, this must be kept in mind that IPM is a far less harmful way of eradicating termites and its impact is far more long-lasting than pesticides.

The advantages of IPM are that it is far less poisonous than pesticide, hence less harmful, it focuses primarily on complete eradication of the pest problem. Thus it is more effective. One factor that must be paid heed to is that IPM cannot be implemented by one person. A team is selected. This team has specialized knowledge in pest control and then they carry out the implementation as per the problem.