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The Environmental Approach, Inc

Peter Finkle Phone: 973-635-9404

  Fax:

PO Box 34 Website: www.environmentalapproach.com

Chatham NJ 07928 Email: envapp@yahoo.com

Service Categories: structural commercial school

landscape residential golf course

other: 

We are a responsible landscape care company specializing in lawn and landscape care as well as environmental design and construction.

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

IPM is finding the best solution to treat problems in a landscape through alternative least harmful methods.

 

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

Using IPM-based calendar degree days, visitations are scheduled to determine necessary actions to manage pests.

How are pest problems identified?

Pests are identified visually on trees and plants through visitations.

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

Pruning, selection of correct plants for the individual landscape so plantlife will not depend on chemical usage.

 

Do you use biological controls?

Bacillus thuriengensis (Bt); release of beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings.

 

Do you use borates?

N/A

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

Merit (imidacloprid), Pyrethrin Pro

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

Horticulutural oils, dormant oils, horticultural soap, insecticidal soap, Merit (imidacloprid), pyrethrin, Bt

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

Since pesticides are only used as a last resort, the most used would amount to several gallons, if that.

Does your company perform habitat modification?

Pruning

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

Pruning

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

Sustain, a kelp-based 95% organic fertilizer.

 

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

termites N/A

cockroaches N/A

fleas N/A

carpenter ants N/A

fire ants N/A

ants (indoor) N/A

crabgrass Top recommendation includes aeration, seeding, handpruning. If client requests, pre-emergents and selected spraying can also be used.

dandelions Top recommendation includes aeration, seeding, handpruning. If client requests, pre-emergents and selected spraying can also be used.

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

highly effective

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