HOW TO CONTROL COCKROACHES BY INTEGRATED PEST MANAGMENT (IPM)

cockroach control by integrated pest management

 

For the best control of Cockroaches it is important to adopt the IPM programme . This programme involves

MONITORING

IN monitoring following key points should be closely looked up

IDENTIFICATION

There are many species of Cockroaches are existing. Every species may need different control strategy. German cockroach control is different than Asian cockroach. some time the out door cockroach like smoky brown cockroach nymph are mistaken for indoor species such as German Cockroach.

INSPECTION

The population of Cockroaches increase very fast. some time their population is unnoticed unless they posses the health risk .In order to find out the extent of problem the area where Cockroaches are most likely to be found should be inspected thoroughly. For this purpose a flushing agent chemical like Pyrethrin can be used . you can also use flash light to look in to hard to see area. Sticky paper can be used to find out the area of infestation. The traps would help to find out they type of Cockroach ,level of population and pinpoint the problem areas.

PREDICTION and EVALUATION

After identification and inspection , the next step is to predict when the population would be at level that it needs some treatment.

DECISION

After the above step are followed its the time to decide whether to go with chemicals or non chemical treatment. Where to treat and when to treat. which areas should be carefully treated so save the kids and pets.