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Since 1957, Scientific Plant Service has provided services to our Baltimore community. In addition to our lawn care, tree and shrub care, soil testing, and aquatics services, we provide Baltimore IPM or Integrated Pest Management. This pest control system uses various controls to eliminate pests most effectively. Our skilled and knowledgeable technicians are equipped to identify pests and the many control methods appropriate for each situation. Our licensed professionals will provide customized solutions to your Baltimore property. Call us today to discuss your pest control needs. 

What Is Integrated Pest Management? 

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a process used to resolve pest problems while minimizing risks to people and the environment. This ecosystem-based strategy focuses on the long-term prevention of pests through a combination of techniques, including biological controls, habitat manipulation, modification of cultural practices, and resistant plant varieties. 

Pesticides are only used once monitoring indicates they are needed. Baltimore IPM from Scientific Plant Service is designed to minimize the risks to human health, beneficial organisms, and your environment while removing irritating pests. 

Monitoring Your Environment and Identifying Pests

A crucial part of Baltimore IPM – Integrated Pest Management is monitoring your landscape. This is the first step in the process and includes evaluating your property to identify which pests are present, how many there are, and what damage they have caused. 

Correctly identifying pests is vital to knowing whether a pest will become a problem and determining the best management strategy. If control is needed, this information helps Scientific Plant Service choose the most effective methods of pest management and the best ways to use them. Our knowledgeable and experienced team knows how to identify pests of all varieties and knows control methods appropriate for different species. 

Manage These Pests with Baltimore IPM – Integrated Pest Management

Pests are considered organisms that interfere with or damage desirable plants or landscapes. Pests can be plants, vertebrates, invertebrates, nematodes, or pathogens. A few common pests that require management include insects, grubs, ticks, fleas, moles, and bacteria and fungi that infect your landscape. 

If you have concerns about the health of your landscape, aquatics, or trees and shrubs, contact Scientific Plant Service for the best control methods. 

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A Combination of Methods Used in IPM

Baltimore IPM – Integrated Pest Management from Scientific Plant Service uses multiple control methods for optimum results. The various types of control methods used in IPM include:

Biological Controls

This includes using natural enemies (predators, parasites, pathogens, etc.) to control pests and the damage they cause. 

Cultural Controls

Cultural practices may be altered to reduce pest reproduction, dispersal, and survival. For example, changing mowing or fertilizing practices may impact how disease and pest-resistant your landscape and plants are.

Mechanical and Physical Controls

These methods kill a pest directly, block pests, or make the environment unusable for the pests. These controls include traps for rodents or barriers that keep out birds and insects. 

Chemical Controls

Chemical controls refer to pesticides. In IPM, pesticides are only used when needed and combined with other methods for more effective and long-term control. Pesticides are always selected and applied in ways that minimize their potential harm to people, the environment, and nontarget organisms. 

Call Scientific Plant Service For Baltimore IPM – Integrated Pest Management

Scientific Plant Service, located in Baltimore, is a privately owned corporation, chartered in Maryland in 1957 by Frank J. Burke. We started as a full-service Arborists specializing in the care of shade trees and ornamental shrubs, but today we are a Lawn Care company that is a huge part of the community. From aquatic environments and snow management to deer and mole control, SPS has services tailored specifically for your lawn and landscape.

We offer services in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, including: Harford, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Calvert counties in MD, as well as Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church in VA. For more information, contact us online, or call us at 410-321-0970. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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