Greener By Design
Versacor’s approach to protecting your business from pests is simple: we provide guaranteed protection from pests in a way that safeguards the environment. And with little or no pesticide exposure, you, your employees, and your customers will enjoy a much healthier environment.
Our EcoGuard® service philosophy represents a dedication to environmental responsibility, incorporating a continuing reduction in pesticide usage as stipulated by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) and an integrated pest management approach that supports the U.S. Green Building Council program, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). And because our EcoGuard® service results in little or no pesticide exposure, you, your staff, and your clients benefit from a healthier environment.
The steps of our EcoGuard® service process start with inspection and identification. Once we find the problem and identify it, we implement a non-pesticidal method such as trapping or physical removal. If we find it necessary to use a pesticide we make a pinpoint application with extreme care using the product that has the lowest hazard to humans and the lowest environmental impact but with the maximum effectiveness. We then monitor to determine the effectiveness of the treatments and whether additional measures are needed. The last step is following up to make sure the problem has been eliminated and by taking corrective measures, such as caulking and sealing, a reoccurrence can be prevented.
EcoGuard® Service Process
A successful pest program does not have to rely on excessive applications of pesticides. Our exclusive Ecoguard® service protocols were developed in response to the need for a safer, more effective means of eliminating pests while minimizing the use of pesticides. We adhere to a holistic approach that focuses on exclusion techniques, pest pressure monitoring, and specific, targeted pesticide applications only when a problem has been detected or an area has been exposed that will not be accessible again. Versacor’s EcoGuard® Service Process is a safer, more effective way to protect your business. It consists of the following steps:
- Inspection/ Identification
- Non-pesticidal methods
- Targeted pesticide application, only if necessary. Selection is based on:
a. Lowest hazard to humans
b. Lowest environmental impact
c. Maximum effectiveness against the target pest
- Follow-up/ Prevention
Utilization of Non-Repellent Products
Repellent products were the mainstay of pest control companies for many years. Although they kill quickly, repellent products tend to simply disperse insects away from the point of application without eliminating them at the source. Non-repellent products, on the other hand, allow insects to unknowingly move through the pesticide, or feed on the bait, which they take back to the remainder of the colony. And non-repellent products allow for more precise, targeted applications thereby reducing the amount of pesticide being used. So, when pesticide applications must be made, Versacor uses non-repellent products such as baits, dusts and non-repellent liquids. This is one more way we safely and effectively protect your business while safeguarding the environment.
Versacor’s Commitment to environmental stewardship is at the very core of our company, from our mission to our values. We were founded on the principle that we would only operate in a way that safeguards the environment. Our EcoGuard® service philosophy expresses our dedication to environmental responsibility, incorporating a continuing reduction in pesticide usage and an integrated pest management approach that supports the U.S. Green Building Council program, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
Our commitment to the environment actually goes beyond pesticides though. Our corporate office building, constructed in 2016, was built with sustainability in mind. It not only meets all of the environmental regulations and green building practices as determined by the current building codes, but it goes a step further with all LED interior and exterior lighting, general and hazardous recycling programs, electric heat pump technology and more. Our promotional materials are printed on recycled or post-consumer recycled paper, and recycling is a standard practice within our organization. Even the rodent bait stations we use are manufactured out of 100% recycled plastic and shipped on 100% recycled pallets.