The Pacific Northwest’s
landscape is a reflection of the values we share for our communities.
Westgro’s integrated pest management (IPM) program strives
to ensure the landscape remains attractive and meets the
expectations of users while preserving natural ecosystems
for future generations. Trees, shrubs, flower beds, expanses
of lawn along with wetland and native areas make up these
open spaces and require progressive maintenance and
protection from damage by both humans and biological pests.
Integrated pest management is a sustainable approach to
managing concerns by combining biological, cultural,
physical and chemical methods in a way that will minimize
the effects on the environment, minimize domestic and health
risks, while considering budgetary restrictions.
The objectives of Westgro’s IPM are as follows;
To protect the health, safety and welfare of the community
and site users.
To provide efficient cost effective
maintenance of our clients resources.
To manage existing
landscape areas and site conditions with sustainable
maintenance practices thus providing comprehensive
stewardship of Pacific Northwest properties.
protect environmentally valuable areas such as wetlands and
riparian areas along with native habitat.
Organic debris is kept out of
landfills and composted for reuse. Compost can be used to
help change the physical properties of soil, create
biological diversity and increase water/nutrient holding
ability. Compost can help strengthen the landscape's foundation; soil. Healthy
soils help promote clean water.
Proper irrigation design, equipment use and application help
us to reduce water use. Protecting our waterways for future