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Bio Tech Pest Controls

David L. Jones Phone: 401-315-2400

Manager Fax:

18 Granite Street Website: www.biotechpestcontrols.com

Westerly RI 02891 Email: bugs@biotechpestcontrols.com

Service Categories: structural commercial school

landscape residential golf course

Full service residential and commercial pest control serving Rhode Island and Connecticut focusing on integrated pest management using only naturally derived minerals and plant extracts for treatment.


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

The use of good housekeeping practices with minimal pesticide treatment to control and eliminate pest infestation.

 

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

Yes, for all situations, each problem requires a different schedule.

 

How are pest problems identified?

By physical inspection and use of traps to evaluate population and species, monitoring is part of the control.

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

IPM when possible

Do you use biological controls?

Mosquitoes, lawncare, odors.

Do you use borates?

Yes- in all wood treatment, cockroach control, and ant control (BoraCare, Timbor)


Do you use synthetic chemicals?

NO!

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

BoraCare, TIMBOR, NIBAN, Diatomaceous Earth, all EcoPco plant extracts.

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

Varies according to need.


Does your company perform habitat modification?

Yes- installation of bat houses, blocking rodent entrances, removing harborage.

 

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

Foam, metal coils.

 

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

N/A

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

termites BoraCare, TimBor

cockroaches NiBan

fleas Diatomaceous Earth, Pyrethrum Powder, Growth Regulators.

carpenter ants Borates

fire ants N/A

ants (indoor) Borates

crabgrass N/A

dandelions N/A

other  

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

By measuring existing population against starting population and the reduction of pesticide used.

 

References

Rutman's Furniture, 88 S. Broad St, Pawcatuck CT, 06379; Guytano's Restaurant, Franklin Plaza, Westerly, RI, 02891.