Green pest control by definition means to reduce, re-use and recycle. Bugs by Brian does accomplishes the first two by using pesticides with reduced toxicity to people, pets and the environment. Our pesticides have been formulated to have quicker knock-down power against target pests and to biodegrade faster. We use less of them, and therefore we reduce the toxic footprint left behind. Green pest control also means that the products should target organisms, not pet and human residents of the home or business.
Hiring a green pest control company means that the technician administering the pest control products in your home must be trained to meet tough pest control standards. The objective is to ensure that the technician knows how to use green pest control products so that your home will receive a green pest control treatment that accomplishes the goal at hand while minimizing the impact on the environment. The professional description of this service is “integrated pest management (IPM).”
A professional green pest control approach to pest control requires several actions on the part of the technicians:
- The first step upon arrival is to inspect the property, including the yard and the entire house, to full scope of the pest problem and determine the best pest control solution that will have the smallest environmental impact possible.
- The technician will search for sources of food, water and shelter that pests require to live. They will help you seal any access that pests can use to enter the home. They will recommend any other actions that the homeowner can take to eliminate and prevent infestations.
- They will use only pest control products that minimize impact on people, pets or the environment.
- A great green pest control professional will always explain the products being used so the homeowner is educated and comfortable with the products being used.
There is another form of green pest control that involves an organism that will control a particular pest. These organisms are natural enemies of the pest infesting your yard or garden. With this form of pest control the homeowner can eliminate a variety of unwanted pests. Some pesticides can destroy everything including the good bugs and the helpful microorganisms. After a season or two of using this method, a community of insects can thrive instead of one harmful species dominating.
The word “natural” is often overused or used incorrectly. There are many natural products but we would want to stay as far away as we can from. Cyanide, anyone? Also be wary of any professional or product that claims to be “green pest control” or “organic pest control.” Ask questions of your green pest control company, and ensure that the company’s pest control products carry the highest EPA rating possible. (Ours do. And we can even provide MSDS sheets to our customers upon request.)
The best interpretation of green pest control services is using sustainable, environmentally responsible pest management products and practices to solve pest problems with little or no impact on the planet and its watershed.
Talk to the St. Louis pest control professionals at Bugs By Brian today about green pest control in St. Louis and surrounding areas to find the most environmentally friendly pest solution possible for your home or business. Contact us here, or our phone number is (636) 394-0101.