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Chem Wise Ecological Pest Mgmt

David Oeters Phone: 630-879-1520

President Fax:

2 1/2 W. Wilson, Suite A1 Website: www.chem-wise.com

Batavia IL 60510 Email:

Service Categories: structural commercial school

landscape residential golf course


Chem-Wise is a company that maintains the philosophy of minimizing the use of pesticides inside the living areas of the home. Currently, Chem-Wise services Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

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

Incorporating non-chemical methods (i.e. caulking, sanitation) into a pest management program.


Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

Residentially, we provide service or a single "target" service or tri-annual basis (spring, summer, fall).

How are pest problems identified?

In schools, non-toxic glueboards are used. In homes, outside barrier treatments are performed as needed.

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

Perimeter barrier treatments are done.


Do you use biological controls?



Do you use borates?

Boric acid products such as timbor are used.

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

Suspend (deltamethrin).

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

Suspend, boric acid and various baits.

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


Does your company perform habitat modification?

Yes. Bird netting.

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

Yes. Live traps for mice and glueboards.

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


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

termites N/A

cockroaches Baits.

fleas N/A

carpenter ants Baits.

fire ants N/A

ants (indoor) Baits.

crabgrass N/A

dandelions N/A

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management



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