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Archos, Inc

Gary Alpert Phone: 617-492-8621

Entomologist Fax:

PO Box 2273 Website:

Cambridge MA 02238 Email: galpert@mediaone.net

Service Categories: structural commercial school

landscape residential golf course

other: Biomedical/Pharmaceutical.

We work only with Biomedical/Pharmaceutical or related commercial accounts.

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

Use least toxic methods as a last resort.

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

The only thing we schedule is the checking of survey traps.

How are pest problems identified?

Pest problems are identified by an entomologist via survey traps.

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

Again, we use survey traps.

Do you use biological controls?

Did Not Respond (DNR)

Do you use borates?

Use of borates is minimal. Some are used as baits.

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

DNR

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

baits are used for cockroaches.

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

DNR

Does your company perform habitat modification?

Yes. Sealing openings where pests enter the structure.

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

DNR

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

DNR

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

termites baits.

cockroaches baits.

fleas DNR

carpenter ants baits.

fire ants DNR

ants (indoor) baits.

crabgrass DNR

dandelions DNR

other

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

Effectiveness is evaluated using survey traps.

References

DNR