There is a growing focus on eco-friendly and “green” practices across industries, and pest control is experiencing it as well. If you have recently worked with any pest control companies, you might have noticed them promoting eco-friendly services and wondered what makes this type of service different from more traditional pest control.
Eco-friendly pest control remains dedicated to eliminating pests effectively. But it also incorporates a focus on the safety of people, other insects and animals, and the rest of the environment to ensure that pest control companies aren’t causing unnecessary harm in the process of exterminating pests.
Principles of Green Pest Control
Eco-friendly pest control is mandated by legislation that affects all industries in California, and regulates what substances they can use in their operations. Some pest control companies choose to go beyond this, offering green services as part of their values. To provide pest control at this standard, a company must use:
- Integrated Pest Management – Instead of simply spraying insecticides, integrated pest management uses an array of methods to control pests such as reducing access to food and water, habitat modification, and exclusion to combat insects in chemical-free ways.
- Preventative Pest Control – Ongoing pest control services use less invasive methods to keep pests away from properties throughout the year. This reduces the need for more extensive treatments to remove established infestations later on.
- Non-toxic Treatments – The treatments used in green pest control are safe around adults, children, and animals, and won’t cause damage in outdoor uses. Ours are plant based, using science from chrysanthemum extracts that are known for their effectiveness against pests.
- Directed Applications – Rather than applying vast amounts of treatments without cause, eco-friendly pest control uses knowledge of the local environment and pest life cycles to target treatments and only use what is necessary for insect control.
Insects occupy an interesting place in the environment. Many of them play a necessary role in their habitat, but they can be dangerous and disturbing in homes. Eco-friendly pest control acknowledges this role and uses these principles to ensure insects are eliminated the right way.
Eco-Friendly Pest Control at ADAPT Pest Management
We practice eco-friendly pest control in Rocklin, Roseville, and beyond at ADAPT Pest Management. For us, it’s more than just a marketing tactic. It’s part of our commitment to serving the clients in our community. We want to not only fulfill your expectations in keeping your home or business free of pests, but to do it in a way that is safe for your family.
Our pest control relies on proven methods that eliminate pests and protect the environment. We are also dedicated to giving you the tools and knowledge specific to your area to prevent pests in eco-friendly ways. Let us answer your questions about how eco-friendly pest control will benefit your home by contacting us today.