Summer is an inspiring time of year, replete with events, festivals, and outdoor activities. It’s not only a busy time of year for people, but it's also the time of year when many different types of pests become active. A lot of us don’t connect these pests with the nature surrounding us. But they are an irrevocable part of our environment, and effective Gilbert pest control specialists know that an eco-friendly approach is not only responsible but necessary.
What Is Green Pest Control?
Green pest control is a way to deter, relocate, or subdue populations in ways that don’t harm the environment. Every pest is a part of the ecosystem. Even though we may not like the ways certain species interact with us, interfering with them can have negative effects on features we do enjoy. Wasps buzzing around our picnic table also help plants pollinate and propagate, as well as provide food for the wonderful birds Arizona has to offer.
Types of green and natural pest control include:
- Relocation of pests instead of extermination
- Using herbs, spices, and non-chemical repellents
- Completely avoiding chemicals
- Gardening plants that naturally deter pests
- Inviting amicable predators of pests like birds or frogs
- Sustaining clean home environments
Certain chemicals are a huge detriment to the environment. Not only can they affect other species, but they can kill microbes in the soil, changing fertility for proper gardening or farming.
Is Eco-Friendly Pest Control Still Effective?
In any scenario, eco-friendly pest control is equally or more effective than environmentally irresponsible methods. The difference is in accessibility and ease of use. It may be easier to use toxic pesticides, but the effects and dangers are ultimately unfavorable. Natural pest control methods are better because they are safe and have more momentum from season to season. Chemicals wear off, but maintaining an environment that naturally deters pests will prove consistently effective.
At Pro Active Pest Control, we believe in diligent protection and education of our customers to help Gilbert stay a beautiful place to live. Natural home pest control starts with prevention. Most pests like termites, ants, cockroaches, and many others are drawn in by standing water or exposed food sources. So, keeping food in airtight containers and clearing up any water issues can help keep them away. Prevention can also start in your garden or yard. Natural pest control for vegetable gardens or yard areas includes planting and growing plants such as:
- Pitcher plants
- Citronella grass
These plants tend to deter pollinators, not kill them. Pitcher plants can kill insects, but they also have a repellent scent. Organic home gardening pest control is not only effective, it’s delicious and aesthetic. Organic sprays are also an option. Natural indoor pest control sprays depend on the pest, but vinegar, cinnamon, basil, lavender, and mint are usually applicable.
Pests That Eco-Friendly Pest Control Can Effectively Get Rid Of
Eco-friendly pest control is effective for any pest, whether it is relocation, proactive prevention, or reactive deterrents. Green pest control works best for:
Preventive measures are best for mice, rats, cockroaches, termites, and ants. However, eco-friendly methods are always available, and we at Pro Active Pest Control can advise or implement accordingly.
Pro Active Pest Control: Your One-Stop Eco-Friendly Pest Control
When a pest invades your space and begins to make it its own, it’s normal to become impatient and frustrated. But we would like to share the values that made us a successful business. Pest control isn’t just about getting rid of pests; it’s about keeping you and your loved ones safe.
At Pro Active Pest Control, we’ve always kept this principle of safety first and foremost. We want to help our community thrive and keep its wonderful eco-diversity. If you’re experiencing an infestation, don’t feel overwhelmed. We provide a 100% guarantee for peace of mind and safety. We will explain and use our natural pest control methods for home and garden. Don’t reach for poisons; reach for the phone and call us.