In the pest control industry, there are a lot of different ways pests can be treated. These options also include eco-friendly options, which in the long term will be better for people with young families.
Green pest control isn’t just about avoiding spraying your entire property with chemicals to exterminate pests. There is a lot more to it than meets the eye. The term eco-friendly can mean a lot of things, and it has a lot of different meanings in the pest control industry. It’s also not always a sure indication of child safe pest control for use around families.
For example, pest controllers who lay out rodent traps may brand themselves as eco-friendly, but just because they’re not using chemicals doesn’t mean they are being friendly to the earth. They often use poisons in the traps, which seems to be fine at first, until you consider it carefully. The rat or mouse’s body will decompose and the poison in its system will end up in the environment.
Companies that offer eco-friendly pest control will focus more on prevention methods to stop pest infestations from growing or from occurring to start with. They will use this approach alongside the use of pesticides that are considered safe for people and pets. Many will use techniques that stay away from sprays altogether, like bed bug heat treatment.
Generally speaking, authentically eco-friendly, green pest control refers to the use of products that are 100% plant-based, that only consist of natural ingredients. Some of the greenest pest products are so eco-friendly that they can even be eaten, although we wouldn’t recommend that you chow down on some anytime soon!
The Benefits of Green Pest Control
The number one benefit for anyone with a family using eco-friendly pest control, is that it’s a lot safer. It’s safer to have around your children, your pets and also your plants. The odour that comes off these products is also a lot less potent too. Normal pesticides, if inhaled by children, can do a lot of damage because of their under-developed lungs. Children and pesticides shouldn’t really mix.
Another great benefit of eco-friendly pest control is that they won’t stain or cause damage to your home or furnishings. If any of your family suffer from allergies, asthma or other respiratory problems, green pest control products are definitely the safest option. These products cause a lot less irritation for those with these conditions, because they don’t contain any the harsh elements that are present in chemicals.
Eco-friendly pest control methods are just as effective as traditional pest control products, and have been proven to be a lot safer for use in family homes. A major benefit of going green for your pest control is that it will decrease our reliance on pesticides as a whole.
Powerful conventional pesticides are great at eliminating unwanted pests, granted, but many pests have started to evolve so that they can withstand these chemicals. This is true for pests such as bed bugs and cockroaches, making them even harder to get rid of. Green products can stop this from happening because pests can’t become resistant to plants or natural pesticides.
This type of pest control is a much smarter way to go for people with families. Technicians will still visit your home and spray it with green products to get rid of any insect or lay live traps contain any pest problem you may have. Ethical companies will then continue their treatments inside and outside of your home to prevent as many pests as possible from re-entering and causing more chaos.
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