Winter Weather and IPM
Winter weather is the perfect time to promote your IPM program! At this time of the year, people understand the concept better; the draft under the door, the leaky window or cold burst of air coming from the garage door. All are areas that could allow insects or rodents to enter their home or building.
Here are some examples of why someone should seal their garage door:
• Saves them energy costs
• Keeps their garage warmer
• Help keep dust and leaves out
• Prevent insects and rodents from entering
• Protects their stored items from mice or rats
• Minimizes the use of pesticides indoors
• Provides long-lasting protection (value)
Selecting a durable material is crucial in separating yourself from the” weekend warrior”; so explore your options before selling an IPM job so you pick the best products for the job. Sometimes it could be adding a strip of molding to the side of a door, or metal flashings around garage door channels but whatever you do it needs to look right.
The goal of sealing, when you’re done with a job, is to make it look as if you were never there. “A natural fix” is a term I like to use. Take “before” and “after” pictures of your job to show other customers or to put on flyers to help sell future jobs.
By sealing a building, you’ve made your customer instantly happy, kept the house/building warmer and helped your IPM program by building the insects out.
Happy Selling! James Rodriguez Territory Manager J.T. Eaton Co., Inc. (818) 640-4587