Eco-friendly (environmentally friendly or eco-green) pest control treatment includes:
None of these treatments utilize traditional chemicals, but instead, insect repellents derived from natural sources. Each pest problem is unique, depending on several factors, such as setting, species, and severity. However, all pest problems start out with at least one insect. As the pest reproduces (lays eggs or gives birth to live young), the severity escalates.
Some pest species reproduce only reproduce during mating season or in the fall. Other species reproduce all year long.
A Green pesticide is an eco-friendly formula comprised of one or more substances that deter, destroy, prevent, or mitigate. Nearly all eco-friendly pesticides work in the same manner. The formula combines green chemicals and other ingredients to deliver maximum effectiveness.
Chemicals found in eco-friendly pesticides include a combination of substances like pheromones, toxins, hormones, and plant extracts. To classify as a green pesticide, the formulated ingredients must derive from natural sources.
Environmentally friendly pesticides continue to grow in popularity. Some consumers fear these pest control products do not have what it takes to defeat their pest problems. In other words, they are close-minded when it comes to green pesticides.
Eco-friendly insecticides are not as diverse as green pesticides. These products are only effective in destroying insects. The insecticide formula does not repel, prevent, or mitigate like pesticides.
Eco-friendly insecticides are generally effective in targeting a specific pest species. Their limited capabilities make them ideal for controlled environments, such as greenhouses, orchards, nurseries, indoor arboretums, hothouses, conservatories, and terrariums.
The formula consists of compounds divided into two groups – organotin and organosulfur. Eco-friendly insecticides can safely be combined with pesticides, traps, and other green pest management treatments.
Traps are designed to trap and kill or kill insects and rodents. The mousetrap for example is designed to trap and kill mice and rats. Bait is utilized to lure the rat into the trap. When the rat grabs the bait, the trap engages. The mousetrap is a hit-and-miss as it does not always do what it is supposed to.
The adhesive trap just happens to be the most popular pest trap among consumers. The design utilizes a powerful adhesive to trap insects and rats. The pest must access the adhesive for the trap to work effectively. Fortunately, this will not be an issue with a lure.
Adhesive pest traps are a one-time deal. When utilized to combat insect problems, the traps can be utilized for several days or until the adhesive surface is completely full. When utilized for rats and mice, it must be replaced after each trapping.
Some traps only capture pests, not kill them. Bait is utilized to lure the pest into the trap. Once inside, the door shuts. The pest can be released back into its natural habitat.
Heat treatment is one of the most effective eco-friendly pest treatments. The process utilizes heat that reaches temperatures up to 138 degrees Fahrenheit. The heat is applied for several hours to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment.
Our pest management technicians create a controlled environment within an entire home or a single room. The temperature is increased to the desired level and maintained for at least two hours. The occupants can return to the home immediately upon completion of the treatment.
Cryonite is an effective treatment for bed bug infestations. The process works by creating an unbearably cold environment within a contained area.
Cryonite or carbon dioxide snow offers superior effectiveness when applied properly. The process takes around two complete. Throughout the process, the CO2 snow penetrates holes, gaps, and cracks in walls, baseboards, bed frames, decorative pieces, and furniture.
The technician creates a sealed environment in the infested areas. The surrounding areas are protected from exposure to steam. If the technician is working in one or two rooms of the impacted home, the occupants do not need to vacate. As long as they are a safe distance from the targeted area, they can safely remain in the home.
How Does Eco-Friendly Pest Control Works?
Eco-friendly pest management works through a thorough inspection of the home. The technician inspects the home to make several determinations. The first thing is to determine if the home is actually infested with pests. If the technician detects insects or rats inside the home, the next step is to identify the species.
The data collected through pest inspections are applied to a treatment strategy. Each pest infestation is treated individually, not as a whole.