Pest Control: Don’t Do It Yourself

In the perennial battle against household pests, the “Do It Yourself” (DIY) approach may seem like a quick and cost-effective solution. However, the pitfalls of this strategy often lead to temporary fixes and missed opportunities to address the root causes of unwanted pests in our apartments. The Division of University Housing contracts with Plunkett’s Pest Control to address unwanted pests. Plunkett’s uses an eco-friendly integrated pest management method which is comprehensive and sustainable.

Why DIY Isn’t the Solution

DIY pest control methods, such as off-the-shelf sprays and traps, might provide immediate relief, but they often fall short in preventing a recurrence. Moreover, the indiscriminate use of chemical pesticides can pose health risks and harm those living in the apartment, including pets and plants. Not to mention that these treatments will cost you.

Plunkett’s Integrated Pest Management

Plunkett’s understands the limitations of traditional pest control methods and embraces the principles of Integrated Pest Management. This systematic approach involves three key components: prevention, monitoring, and control.

Prevention: Our contractor prioritizes prevention by identifying and sealing entry points, identifying potential food and water sources, and make structural modifications, with the help of the Apartment Facilities Office, to discourage pests.

Monitoring: Regular follow up inspections help us identify the type and extent of infestations early on. This proactive approach enables Plunkett’s to tailor their interventions for maximum effectiveness.

Control: Instead of relying solely on chemical pesticides, our contractor integrates various control methods such as non-toxic pest control and traps. The result is a targeted and environmentally sensitive solution.

Choosing to use Plunkett’s Pest Control means opting for a methodical and sustainable approach. By addressing the underlying issues contributing to infestations, Plunkett’s method will ensure long-term results and a healthier community at University Apartments. Don’t tackle pests alone—submit a detailed service request online and we’ll schedule Plunkett’s technician to stop by your apartment at no cost.

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