There are three suppressive methods for controlling pests. These are physical (mechanical), chemical and biological control. Each of these has beneficial and adverse aspects. If used individually, they may not bring the desired results.
Combining these methods within Defon’s IPM system targets pests much more effectively. The contribution of each method is judged according to its effectiveness, having established health, safety and environmental considerations.
A treatment control system should alleviate a problem rather than exacerbating it. For example, indiscriminate chemical application to control a pest infestation could lead to an environmental hazard, such as an ecological disaster, which may be more severe and permanent than any problems caused by pests alone. In such cases, physical (mechanical) and biological methods should supplement chemical control methods to neutralize any adverse effects.
Concerning rodents, an additional “humane” parameter is taken into consideration which ensures minimum suffering and distress.
In most countries including Greece, birds and snakes are protected and treatments that can hurt or kill them are prohibited. Their control is limited to repellency treatments.