0919 Impact of Reduced Impact Program in urban pest management

Tuesday, November 18, 2008: 1:47 PM
Room A2, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Pari Pachamuthu , Western Exterminator Company, Sacramento, CA
Keith Willingham , Western Exterminator Company, Sacramento, CA
Western Exterminator Company, Anaheim, California evaluated the impact of Reduced Impact Program for controlling pests in urban environment. Our Reduced Impact Program included the use of plant oils, non-repellant materials, growth regulator, baits, dusts, and granules. We compared the call back, chemical cost, cancellation and quality assurance rating with Traditional routes. Call back and cancellation rate for Reduced Impact Program was less than the Traditional routes while the chemical cost was slightly high. Overall, our data indicates that the Reduced Impact Program is a viable and sustainable option for managing urban pest.

doi: 10.1603/ICE.2016.39252