5 Important Benefits of Eco-Friendly Pest Control
The most common pests in Arizona are also among the most destructive. For example, every year, termites cause $5 billion worth of damages in the United States. Rodents gnaw through insulation, wires, walls, and attics, potentially causing fire hazards and structural damage to your home. Bed bugs cause health problems, like infection and severe allergic reactions. Plus, in many cases, homeowners have no choice but to discard bedding, curtains, clothing, and other items that are infested with bed bugs. At the end of the day, infestations may not only cause medical problems. Thanks to medical bills and damaged property, they can also cause a significant economic toll.
The good news is that there are reliable pest control services that can help you rid your home of Arizona’s most popular pests — and rid your home of pests in the most environmentally-friendly ways possible. Why choose eco-friendly pest control? What are the advantages of greener pest control?
1. It’s Safer
Some chemicals are hazardous to your health and the health of your loved ones. Caustic chemicals in traditional pesticides may cause skin irritation, eye irritation, lighted-headedness, and vomiting. In extreme cases, long-term exposure to caustic pesticides may cause blood disorders, nerve disorders, birth defects, and cancer.
Unfortunately, pesticide poisoning isn’t even all that rare. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “An estimated three million cases of pesticide poisoning occur [worldwide] every year.”
What’s more, these chemicals do not only pose dangers to humans. Pets and animals and insects that frequent your front and backyard, like birds, bees, and butterflies, may show ill-effects or die off due to unnatural chemical pesticides.
2. Eco-Friendly Pest Control Is More Effective Over Time
If you are using a caustic, chemical irritant to rid your home of pests, there is a good chance that the effects may be temporary. Over time, pests may begin to build up a resistance to that particular chemical irritant, and it will be less effective. Fewer pests will be put off by the product if they are put off at all.
However, insects and pests are markedly less likely to build up a resistance or immunity to eco-friendly pest control products.
3. The Obvious Benefit: It’s Better For the Environment
One of the obvious benefits of eco-friendly pest removal is that it is better for the environment. Any caustic or irritant chemicals may infiltrate the air, soil, and local ecosystem. That may lead to air pollution, contaminated soil, and local run-off. Green alternatives prevent these hazards.
4. It’s More Convenient
Depending on exactly how hazardous or toxic a particular method is, traditional pesticides or pest removal may require you to remove food items from your home, cover up furniture and fabrics, and vacate the premises. It may be necessary to do this for a few hours or even days at a time. Eco-friendly alternatives save you time and hassles.
5. It Leaves Your Landscaping Unscathed
Just like harsh chemicals pose a risk to you, your family, and your pests, it also packs the potential to damage your landscaping. Strong chemicals may cause flowers, plants, and grasses to brown, wilt, or die. Some may leave inhospitable patches of dirt behind where it is next-to-impossible to plant or re-grow dead grass.
When it comes to pest removal in Arizona, there are several compelling reasons to go green. Do your part for the environment, and keep your family and pets safe. Ask us about our eco-friendly pest control services today!