Integrated Pest Management Steps

Orkin has developed a 7 step process that will assure the effectiveness and completeness of any IPM program at any type of location. The 7 step process is designed to customize each program based on the actual structure, the nature of it’s use and utilization, its size and surrounding environment.

The outline of the 7 steps Orkin IPM system is presented here:

1. Inspection

A comprehensive inspection is conducted at every facility. Extra attention is given to the five pest-activity zones: entry points, water sources, food sources harborage points, and customer and emplyee areas.

2. Facility Layout Analysis

After the comprehensive inspection, all current and potential problem areas are noted. It is important to identify the operation’s traffic patterns, including the number of people who enter and exit the building every day.

3. Pest Identification

Different types of pests require different types of treatments depending on their growth patterns and characteristics. Operators and customers must team up with facility employees to accurately report where, when, and how many pests were seen in order to help prevent infestations and control existing problems.

4. Customized Program

There are too many variables to provide “cookie cutter” solutions for individual facilities. Location, climate, the condition of the building, and its age all play a role in determining a treatment program. A comprehensive inspection and analysis of the facility, including interviews with key employees, help Orkin develop an effective pest control program tailored to the customer.

5. Sanitation Consultation

The focus of every IPM program is a daily sanitation schedule. That schedule directly impacts factors that contribute to pest buildup, inside and out.

6. Treatment Strategies

Non-chemical control options are always used before chemical control options are considered.

7. Ongoing Monitoring and Maintenance

This step is absolutely essential to the success of IPM. This includes accurate reporting of pest sightings and proper documentation for clients and regulatory.


Orkin strongly advocates the use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM).


Effectiveness and completeness of any IPM program at any type of location.


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