Given that young children are the most vulnerable in our community, it is important for us to take an approach that reduces their exposure to any chemicals.

This is where Integrated Pest Management (IMP) program for child care centres and schools is so vital and valuable in reducing exposure to chemicals and unwanted pests.

Our approach is that pest control doesn’t have to be toxic. Removing the pests’ access to food, water and shelter is the first step in eradication and then it is combined with the use of low-hazard, non-chemical or non-invasive treatment solutions.

CIVIL Pest Management is the number one trusted name when it comes to providing pest services to schools and child care centres. We pride ourselves for our thorough and specific IPM program for schools and child care centres in Sydney. We will assess your site, carry out necessary steps for eradication and provide you with an actionable plan to keep your centre pest free, all with the health and safety of children placed first and foremost.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program is founded on ecologically based strategies that use long-term prevention methods and that deal with the root causes, not just the symptoms of pest problems.

Why is IPM Important?

Unfortunately, spraying for pests only works for a certain period of time. It is a not an all-in-one solution.

As pests will keep coming back, as the pesticide loses potency and over time pests build immunity to chemicals. Using IPM methods ensures that the root cause of infestations is dealt with and further reduces the risk of developing resistance to chemicals.

Why is IPM Important for Child Care Centres

IPM is the gold standard for safe pest control and is described on the NSW Environmental Protection Authority’s website as “… an environmentally sensitive way of managing pests. It uses a combination of practices and control methods to prevent problems from occurring rather than dealing with them after they have happened. IPM practices include forward planning, regular monitoring and timely decision-making.”

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