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American Pest Management, Inc.

Jay Nixon Phone: 301-891-2600

President Fax: 301-891-2804

6460 New Hampshire Avenue Website: www.americanpestmgmt.com

Takoma Park MD 20912 Email: mail@americanpestmgmt.com

Service Categories: structural commercial school

landscape residential golf course

We have been solving pest problems in the metropolitan Washington, DC area since 1925. We have always been technically oriented and our staff entomologists ensure that we remain abreast of the latest technical advances and regulatory changes as well as provide constant technical support. We specialize in IPM programs for highly sensitive areas such as hospitals, nursing homes, day care centers, research facilities, manufacturing, and food facilities. For those do-it-yourselfers, we maintain a fully stocked retail outlet at the Takoma Park office including information sheets on most pests.


What is your definition of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?

On our regularly scheduled visits we will identify specific areas in your building and within your offices where pests are likely to occur. We will monitor these areas visually and/or with sticky traps. We will only use a control agent when we find physical evidence of pests or someone in the building reports the sighting of a pest. Most pests can be controlled with odorless vaporless baits that are placed out of sight in areas that we know to be frequented by the targeted pests.

 

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

Pest management is site specific. A schedule will be established for each site.

How are pest problems identified?

Use monitors and visual inspection before and after any application.

What practices do you use to prevent and/or control pests?

Sanitation, exclusion and operational modifications.

Do you use biological controls?

Mosquito dunks (Bacillus thuringiensis).

Do you use borates?

Used for wood treatment and in some of the insect baits.

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

Abamectin, hydramethylnon, Sentricon baits (hexaflumuron) and fipronil.

What are the top 10 pesticides you use/sell/recommend?

hydramethylnon, Abamectin and Sentricon bait stations.

If pesticides are used, how much are used per year of each?

Did Not Respond (DNR)

Does your company perform habitat modification?

Yes. Door sweeps, rodent proof dumpsters and trash removal/management.

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

Snap traps.

What type of fertilizers do you use/sell/recommend?

We do not use or sell fertilizers.

What do you usually use/sell/recommend for addressing:

termites Sentricon bait.

cockroaches Insect growth regulators.

fleas Vacuum and insect growth regulators.

carpenter ants Abamectin baits.

fire ants Not a problems in this area.

ants (indoor) Abamectin and boric acid baits.

crabgrass Not applicable.

dandelions Not applicable.

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

Quality assurance inspections by a supervisor.

References

Trevor Lubber, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, 301-496-4294; Dr. Albert Greene, General Services Administration, Washington, DC, 202-260-3642.