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Pest Control? What’s That?

In White Bear Lake, MN we hear the term “pest control” and wonder what language is being verbalized. Pests…in White Bear Lake…of course we have pests in White Bear Lake! Controlling the pests? Good luck! For years we have dealt with carpenter ants that can damage our homes, the invasions of wasps that disturb our summer get-togethers, the spiders in and around our homes, the box elder bugs that swarm after the first freeze in the fall and the mice that think it’s “OK” to take up residence with us when the weather gets cold. It’s just part of living in White Bear Lake, right?

What is Pest Control?

Wrong! Some pests are mere annoyances (okay, maybe a little more than annoyances for some), some can cause financial damage, and some, heaven forbid, have a poisonous bite or can cause a harmful reaction or spread a disease. What is the solution? Pest control is the answer. People for centuries have been looking for and experimenting with ways to control pests in their lives. Over time there are a variety of products and methods that have proven effective at limiting, if not eliminating, pests from a specific geographical location…like your home or place of business!

How Do I Choose a Pest Control Company?

So, you have decided you want to try this pest control thing…where do you start? There are a seemingly infinite number of pest control companies to choose from who service the White Bear Lake area, what are some basic criteria to follow to make sure you choose wisely? First, it’s important that a company treat for the pests that you want to control or prevent. By doing some research (explore company websites or call companies) you will find that certain companies specialize in specific pests. Second, company longevity and reputation are a critical factor. You want to choose a company that is licensed with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and has been successful at servicing homes for a long period of time. Third, you want a company that employs a certified entomologist and practices Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

What is IPM?

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a practice based on six key principles: defining acceptable pest levels, using preventable cultural practices, consistently monitoring activity, mechanical controls, biological controls, and responsible use of pesticides. In other words, IPM is an all-inclusive approach to pest control that is more than spraying a product. It considers every possible way of controlling a pest population.

Call Rove Today

Rove Pest Control has been servicing homes in White Bear Lake, MN for 10 years. One of the leaders in the pest control market in Minnesota, Rove employs technicians who are well versed in IPM AND who are visiting White Bear Lake daily to take care of and prevent pest issues. Rove employs a certified entomologist (I know…it should be a given that a pest control company has an entomologist…the vast majority do not) that lives in the Minneapolis Metro Area and is well versed in the specific pest challenges it faces. Give Rove a call today!

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