Author, Cassie Krejci, Ph.D.
GreenPro may be a program you have yet to hear about, but my hope is that as a pest management professional, you are interested!
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) offers a green pest control certification called GreenPro. GreenPro is the world’s largest and most credible green certification program for pest management professionals and recognizes companies within the pest management industry that are committed to providing commercial and residential customers with reduced risk, comprehensive, and effective pest control services.
Integrated pest management (IPM) is a practice that employs the use of all available techniques to control a target pest. This is a common sense approach to treating and controlling pests that we, as pest management professionals, are taught repeatedly as we learn the trade. Tactics for a sound IPM program include inspection, identification of target organisms and the conducive conditions that allow the populations to grow, and solutions that include pesticides, biological control organisms, physical/mechanical barriers, and sanitation practices. A follow up and re-evaluation of the program is the final step and is often one of the most important, as target organisms and conducive conditions change over time.
When dealing with urban pests, such as termites and ants, pesticides have shown incredible efficacy. However, when searching for additional forms of control to build an IPM program for a customer, pest management professionals can feel limited.
TERM® Barrier System is your solution.
Four primary products make up the TERM® Barrier system: Membrane, Sealant, Particle Barrier and MicroMesh. We manufacture everything in Ennis, Texas, and each of these products can be customized each of your unique customers. These products are more than just mechanical barriers – they are also moisture/vapor barriers and designed for areas that may have never had insect exclusion opportunities.
For example, the TERM® All-Pest Bath Trap Barrier utilizes all four products to keep termites, ants, scorpions, and other pests from entering the home through bath traps and other foundation leave-out areas. The TERM® Sealant is great for sealing plumbing penetrations on the slab, which can often become primary entry points for pests over time. Additionally, TERM® products have been combined to create solutions for well house structures, which can often be tricky structures to treat with chemical.
The best part about the TERM® Barrier System? It is completely pesticide free. You, as a pest control professional, may use as much as is needed to complement your IPM program.
The TERM® Barrier System has recently been certified as a GreenPro partner. We worked with NPMA’s QualityPro certification program to design the TERM® Barrier System installation protocol to be in compliance with GreenPro standards. To earn this credential, integrate the TERM® Barrier System into your service and contact NPMA to finalize your GreenPro service certification.
For additional information on the TERM® Barrier System products, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Next week, we will take a closer look at integrated pest management and talk about why it’s important.