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Scientific Exterminating Serv Corp

Mark Giordano Phone: 631-265-5252

President Fax: 631-862-7272

599 Lake Ave Website:

St James NY 11780 Email:

Service Categories: structural commercial school

landscape residential golf course

other: Institutional offices & USDA food plants.

Scientific Exterminating Services Corp is the product of three generations of family investing in quality pest control; providing services for the protection of health and property to the residents of Suffolk and Nassau Counties for the last 44 years. Since 1993 we have been implementing IPM in our health related facilities in Nassau and Suffolk. Encouraged by the results produced in these accounts, we extended the practice of IPM into other facets of our operation.


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

IPM means different things to different people. Our approach is to minimize the use of pesticides, if needed we utilize the least toxic approach and avoid adversely effecting the environment. Our programs address eliminating existing pest infestations, making recommendations to prevent it from re-occurring and setting up a preventative control program which relies heavily upon early warning monitoring programs. We have made communication, cooperation and educational awareness the number one priority in pest control as pesticides no longer become the foundation for pest protection.

 

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

We perform pest management services on a quarterly basis (every three months), and only active infestations are treated. Monitoring devices are inspected and changed as necessary. Our monitoring devices determine what will need to be performed to ensure a pest free environment. An overall inspection is performed on the structure to determine conditions conducive to pests. Glueboards, snap traps, ketch-alls are also used to monitor pest infestations.

 

How are pest problems identified?

Pest problems are identified by performing an initial inspection. The use of vacuums and monitoring devices are installed throughout the facilities.

 

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

Same as monitoring.

Do you use biological controls?

Biological controls are recommended to our customers. Some of these include Bacillus thuringiensis for cankerworms and for mosquitoes in puck form. We have purchased and used predatory mites, ladybugs & nematodes.

 

Do you use borates?

Yes we use borates. They are used in the baits that we use to control ants, cockroaches, bees and termites. We use Timbor, Drax, Borid and Niban.


Do you use synthetic chemicals?

We do use some synergized pyrethrins, Maxforce carpenter ant bait (fipronil), Maxforce roach bait, Contrac Blox rodent control (bromediolone), Drione (pyrethrin), Astro (permethrin) and Allure pheromone traps.

 

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

Maxforce carpenter ant bait (fipronil); Maxforce roach bait (fipronil); Niban ant, roach, silverfish and cricket bait (borates); Contrac Blox rodent control (bromediolone); Drione (pyrethrin); Timbor (borates); Astro (permethrin); Allure pheramone traps; Drax ant bait (borates); Borid dust (borates).

 

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

Chemicals are used on an as needed basis, only as a last resort.

Does your company perform habitat modification?

For residential areas - sealing all holes, cracks & crevices; reducing and cutting back shrubbery from foundation; placing a stone barrier around the perimeter of any structure relative to grass; extending leaders away from house and grading soil away from house.

 

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

Yes. Physical and mechanical traps are used. Examples of these are live traps, glueboards, snap traps, and fly traps.

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

We only use organic fertilizers. Different color monitoring sticky traps.

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

termites Did Not Respond (DNR)

cockroaches Sealing, baits, cleaning, spraying cracks & crevices and moisture reduction. Vacuums are used to eliminate large infestations.

fleas Vacuuming on a regular basis and placing traps. Watering daily keeps the soil too moist for breeding. Washing carpets can eliminate fleas, as will lowering the humidity in the building. Spot chemical treatments containing adulticide applied judiciously.

carpenter ants Same as indoor ants.

fire ants DNR

ants (indoor) Vacuuming the area, the use of sealants on cracks, occasional use of pyrethrin, moisture control, borid (borates) in wet areas around or in areas of moisture in a ceiling or wall void, spot baiting the nest site.

crabgrass DNR

dandelions DNR

other

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

We evaluate the effectiveness of our pest management systems by our monitoring systems, and through verbal communications with our customers.

References

Henry Wallach, Eastern Suffold Boces, Patchogue, NY; Fred Straight, Nesconset Nursing Center, Nesconset, NY.