Environmentally-Friendly, Organic Pest Control

 

Residential Integrated Pest Management

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For the last decade or two, research in pest control products and technology have focused on less-toxic, more environmentally-friendly methods of managing pest populations. As a result, the entire pest control industry is moving toward "green" pest control methods built around the core principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

Originally developed as a more efficient, more sustainable method of controlling crop pests, IPM is now the standard for certain kinds of pest control, such as pest management at schools, hospitals, and food processing plants. IPM plans focus on non-chemical pest prevention measures such as:

Most IPM plans also define "pest thresholds" below which no corrective actions will be taken. For example, you may define a threshold of zero for mice in your home, but a higher threshold for mice in the tool shed.

When corrective action is necessary, IPM plans usually specify that non-chemical methods (if any exist) be tried first, followed by the use of the least-toxic pesticides that are effective against the given pest if the problem can't be solved non-chemically. These pesticides may be naturally- or synthetically-derived unless the customer specifies the all-natural approach.

 

All-Natural, "Organic" Pest Control using only Natural Products

We consider all of our Residential IPM programs to be earth-friendly because we routinely use the least-toxic materials available. But there are some customers who prefer that their pest control be performed using only naturally derived materials. This approach is frequently referred to as "organic pest control."

We don't like that term very much because in chemistry, "organic" merely means that a compound contains carbon, which would include most synthetic chemical pesticides on the market. Instead, we prefer the term "All Natural Pest Control," by which we mean that all of the pesticide products used are derived from natural sources. These natural pest control products fall into the following three categories:

 

Is All-Natural Pest Control Right for You?

Before signing up for All-Natural Pest Control, you should consider a few factors:

If you're okay with all that and you want to use a greener, more earth-friendly approach to pest control, then our All-Natural Pest Control approach is the clear choice for you.

For more information about our All-Natural Pest Control plans, our Residential IPM plans, or any of our high-quality services, please contact us or call us at 817-589-1632!

 

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