Scientists estimate there are at least 1.5 million ants on the planet for every human being. And while many homeowners assume that exterminators exclusively work with pest control solutions involving chemicals, it’s important to be aware of the eco-friendly pest control possibilities that are both chemical-free and harmless to the environment. Here are just a few specific ways green pest control services benefit both homeowners and the Earth’s ecosystem.
Food Chain Preservation
Traditional pest control solutions are designed as a ‘blanket spray,’ meaning that they’ll kill any and all pests within the area. Eco-friendly exterminators, on the other hand, make an effort to use substances that pose minimal risk to human health, and instead of spraying the entire property, will spend more time examining the problem areas. This allows them to apply the solutions only in places that absolutely require it. This helps to preserve the food chain because it prevents organisms from being killed that aren’t even being targeted. When too many organisms are removed from an ecosystem’s food chain, it can seriously alter the balance for the long term.
Due to the lack of ‘blanket spray’ treatments, green pest control services don’t use as many substances, which helps to lower the cost for the consumer. Plus, traditional chemicals are usually more expensive due to their advanced ingredients that are designed to work as quickly and efficiently as possible. Again, the quantities and toxicities of these chemicals are rarely needed and often cause more potential problems for the health of the ecosystem and those residing in the home in the future.
Longer Term Solution
This may come as a surprise, but many eco-friendly pest control solutions are designed to stay effective for a longer period of time than their chemical counterparts. It’s not exactly clear why, but it seems as though most traditional solutions are meant to tackle the current infestation in your home and nothing more. But more often than not, these ‘solutions’ come back to haunt the homeowner because they can leave toxic chemical residues without even eliminating the problem in its entirety.
While the pests may have been destroyed in the short term, the residence is still wide open to infestations in the future. As a result, taking a more holistic approach to pest control can protect your home for much longer.
Ultimately, understanding these benefits can help you make the right decision for your eco-friendly pest control needs. Don’t be afraid to contact your local exterminator for more information about eco-friendly pest control solutions. You never know the health risks you could be avoiding!