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Progressive Pest Management

Edward Trilhe Phone: 718-945-9005

President

Fax:

P.O. Box 930-428 Website:

Rockaway Beach NY 11693 Email: propestmgt@aol.com

Service Categories: structural commercial school

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Progressive Pest Management, Inc is a full service, 24 hour/day commercial and industrial pest control company serving the New York Tri-State area. We specialize in treating sensitive environments such as schools, health care facilities, pharmaceutics, food processing and hospitality, using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and customer education as our primary tools.

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

Integrated Pest Management is the use of numerous control methods (i.e. monitoring/record keeping, cultural, physical, mechanical, educational and pesticides when necessary) to effectively reduce the pest population to a low enough "injury level" they cause little or no economic damage.

 

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

Each of our accounts is treated on a specific scheduled based on the client's individual needs (daily through annually). Each service call, our technicians check the logbooks for pest sighting or problems. They inspect problem areas and advise the proper persons of needed repairs or behavior modifications (i.e. drainage problems, keeping doors and garbage dumpsters closed, etc.). Further, they inspect the scheduled areas, treat if necessary and log inspection results and treatments in the logbook and on the service ticket. Service tickets are returned to the office and the results are recorded in the customer's file. This file is used to assist the supervisors with their quarterly, semi-annual and annual inspections.

How are pest problems identified?

Pest problems are identified through the use of sighting logs that are filled out by the customer, and by inspections which are done by our service technicians during every scheduled service.

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

We stress the use of exclusion, the elimination of pest attractions and the education of our customers as our first lines of defense to control pests.

 

Do you use biological controls?

We do not at this time use any biological controls. Currently, we are evaluating the benefits of utilizing nematodes to control ants and flies.

 

Do you use borates?

We use Niban and Nibor-D.

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

Maxforce (fipronil), Precor (methoprene), Avert (avermectin), Kicker (pyrethrins) and Ultracide (permethrin).

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

Our most frequent-use pesticides are Niban, Nibor-D, Maxforce, Precor, Ultracide, Avert and kicker. We do not sell and/or recommend any pest control products.

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

Any customer or potential customer may request a copy of our N.Y., N.J. or P.A. pesticide use report. Pesticides are applied in strict accordance with the label instructions.

Does your company perform habitat modification?

Absolutely.By addressing the inherent causes of pest or rodent infiltration in a particular environment, we are able to successfully educate our clients in modifying their surroundings to greatly reduce or eliminate the problem. A recent example is the success that we had at N.Y. Congregational Nursing Center wherer, through the use of habitat modification, we were able to control a rodent problem within two months, when another company tried unsuccessfully to control this problem with pesticides for almost one year.

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

Yes, we use physical and mechanical controls such as Vector fly lights, door sweeps, mesh screening, snap traps, netting, jar traps, live catch traps and glue boards.

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


 

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 N/A

dandelions N/A

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

We evaluate the effectiveness of our pest management system by carefully tracking the number of sightings of our customers, the visual counts of our monitoring devices and by the decreased use of pesticides/month which are applied.

References

N.Y. Congressional Nursing Center, Adrian Cox, Director of Facilities, 718-284-0039; Forest Laboratories, Inc, Doug Wolfert, Manager of Facilities, 631-858-6010; Meyer-Jabara Hotels (6 locations), Don Freidhoff, Chief Engineer, 610-530-4619.