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Amsterdam Landscaping

Robert Mulder Phone: 919-876-2828

Owner Fax:

3116 Ward Road Website:

Raleigh NC 27604-1524 Email: mulders@mindspring.com

Service Categories: structural  commercial school

landscape residential golf course 

other: 

Specializing in environmentally sound landscape maintenance and installation consulting. I teach clients how to reduce or eliminate the need for chemical solutions that pollute the environment. I am no longer doing active landscaping work. I only do consulting.

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

Reduce or eliminate the use of chemical solutions in landscape. If a chemical is required, use one with the lowest mammalian toxicity.

 

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

No specific schedule. Monitor plants and only take action when required.

How are pest problems identified?

Regular monitoring by the client.

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

Good sanitation. Keep plants healthy with adequate moisture and nutrients.

 

Do you use biological controls?

I have used korean lady beetles.

 

Do you use borates?

Yes, I use borates for the control of solf bodied insects (ex. Niban).

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

Synthetic pyrethrins and sulphur based fungicide only if necessary.

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

Insecticidal soap, sulphur based fungicide and horticultural oil.

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

N/A.

Does your company perform habitat modification?

No.

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

I suggest handweeding, or using a thatcher to remove weeds.

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

Organic and synthetic.

 

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

termites Did not Respond (DNR)

cockroaches Niban.

fleas DNR

carpenter ants DNR

fire ants DNR

ants (indoor) DNR

crabgrass Thatcher or ignore.

dandelions Pull by hand or ignore.

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

Feedback from clients.

References

Pat Sprunt - 919-233-8719.