RESPONSIBLE PEST CONTROL
In recent years the pest control and prevention industry has become acutely aware of the risks that harsh chemicals pose to our health and the environment. That’s why it’s important to provide natural solutions to pest control problems.
When it comes to taking care of your home, you need to strike a balance between eliminating the problem and maintaining a healthy environment for you and your family. One of the reasons pest control can be unpopular with a few is the mistaken belief that noxious chemicals will be used in and around the home, when in fact, most modern day products used for pest control are derived from nature itself and there are many other non-chemical control methods that a responsible pest management professional will use as a part of the integrated pest management process.
PREVENT INFESTATIONS BEFORE THEY BEGIN
One of the most effective methods of pest control is to identify and eliminate the conditions that breed pests so that you can prevent infestations before they occur. This strategy can include the following:
- Removing sources of food and water.
- Storing food in sealed containers.
- Removing standing water and fixing leaky plumbing.
- Getting rid of clutter.
- Closing off places where pests can enter or hide.
- Sealing off points of entry.
Although we tend to not think about pests until they are in our environment, they are part of a larger ecosystem. They have their own predators and natural enemies. Growers and greenhouse operators have used biological controls for years. Once a pest has been identified, scientists will attempt to identify its natural enemies. Once those predators are proven to be safe, they can be introduced into the environment where those pests are presenting a problem.
For example, properly trained technician before knocking down spider webs will inform the client of the positive benefits that they provide by catching and eating pests that are vectors of disease such as flies and mosquitoes and come up with a plan that both can agree on.
One of the downsides to using organic or all-natural methods for pest control is that they take a fair amount of time to deliver results. In many cases, this is time that we don’t have. For example, if you are being attacked by bed bugs, you’ll want results immediately.
As a result, the use of pesticides is often times necessary. However, a properly trained Pest Management professional will use products in responsible amounts and in ways that focus directly on the problem at hand. Once an exterminator has studied your situation, he or she can target areas where the pests are breeding or feeding in order to snuff out the problem at its root. This way, they won’t be using more chemicals than they need to.
Burns Pest Elimination is excited to be part of the green revolution. Burns uses environmentally sound methods of pest control and knows that the best defense against the pests that try to invade our homes is not necessarily a chemical, it’s a properly trained, responsible Pest Management Professional.
For families in the Phoenix, Tucson and Las Vegas areas, Burns Pest Elimination is here to help. If you have a current pest issue, want to prevent infestations before they occur or need more information about the pest control revolution, contact us at Burns Pest Elimination.