Best Environmental Pest Control


Best Environmental Pest Control



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What is Green Pest Control?

There’s been a lot written in recent years about the impact of pesticides on our environment and our health. This increased awareness of the dangers of pesticides has caused many consumers to seek pest control solutions that are also the best environmental choices.

The Products We Use

The terms “green pest control,” “organic pest control,” and “environmental pest control” imply that the service is based on the best non-chemical measures and the use of naturally occurring pesticides that are derived from earth-based materials.

By this definition, the best products that can be used for environmental pest control applications include borates, desiccant dusts (such as diatomaceous earth and silica), botanical insecticides, and pesticides classified in category 25b by the Environmental Protection Agency, which is the EPA category for minimum-risk pesticides.

Depending on your pest situation, some of the best essential oils used for environmental pest control include:

  • Peppermint, eucalyptus, and spearmint to treat ants, cockroaches, fleas, gnats, spiders, caterpillars, silverfish, aphids, centipedes, ticks, beetles, moths, other flying bugs.
  • Cedarwood to treat moths, aphids, snails, and slugs.
  • Lemongrass to treat mosquitos, biting flies, no see ums, chiggers, fleas, and ticks.
  • Lavender to treat mosquitos, flies, ticks, chiggers, silverfish, moths, and fleas.
  • Sage, thyme, and oregano to treat beetles, flies, and chiggers.
  • Tea tree oil to treat flies, fleas, no see ums, centipedes, and other insects
  • Lemon, orange, and other citrus to treat ants, cockroaches, biting flies, and fleas.
  • Litsea cubeba to treat mosquitos, gnats, and fleas.
  • Vanilla extract to treat mosquitos, centipedes, biting flies, and no see ums.

The Problems with Pesticides

Every year in the United States, more than one billion pounds of pesticides – which are known to cause a variety of health and environmental problems – are sprayed into the environment. These pesticides latch onto air, soil, and water particles and can travel considerable distances. Even worse, they can remain active for many years, upsetting the delicate balance of our ecosystem and creating health hazards.

Researchers have linked the use of pesticides to our declining honeybee population, which has been decimated since 2006. Other pollinators are being impacted, too, including butterflies and hummingbirds. Even the populations of certain lizards and some small mammals are being reduced because of pesticide use. The best answer to this problem is to adopt environmental pest control practices nationwide.

It’s not just pollinators and other small creates that are being harmed. The World Health Organization estimates there are three million cases of pesticide poisoning each year. Ongoing exposure to pesticides has been linked to specific chronic health issues, including:

  • Headaches
  • Skin and eye irritation
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Birth defects
  • Cancer
  • Genetic changes
  • Blood disorders
  • Nerve disorders

It’s not just people who are at risk; our pets can be harmed, too. Ingesting pesticides – or even being exposed to them – can bring about fevers, vomiting, seizures, and respiratory failure in dogs and cats.

Certainly, it’s best for both the environment and our health to adopt environmental pest control solutions over the harmful pesticides that so many exterminators are using today.

Can an Exterminator Really Be Eco-Friendly?

The answer is not only yes, but the very best environmental pest control companies – such as Eco Pest Control – are also highly engaged in the latest green treatment techniques and technician training.

Because “Eco” is our first name, we must live up to green standards, which include using biological controls – such as scents, tastes, and oils – combined with safer, greener chemicals. So dedicated we are to eco-friendly pest control that we use a uniquely formulated treatment designed to specifically target pests, while being completely safe for people and most pets.

5 Best Advantages of Environmental Pest Control Methods

  1. Results: The best environmental pest control methods are just as effective as traditional, harmful pesticides. In fact, green solutions have been shown to have better and longer-term results, because many insects have developed a resistance to chemical-control methods. What’s more, typical pesticide treatments are designed to treat the problem, not the root cause. At Eco Pest Control, we pride ourselves in identifying the source of your pest problem and eliminating the problem at its source.
  2. Useful Insects: The use of chemical pesticides not only enables harmful pests to create resistance, but also kills “good bugs” that help keep pests in balance. For instance, beneficial nematodes that attack and kill pests in the ground are killed. In addition, soil microbes, which help prevent disease and make it easier for plants to use nitrogen and other nutrients, are destroyed.
  3. Landscaping: Controlling your pest problem often requires re-applications every month or two. When toxic pest control methods are used, they can cause your grass, flowers, bushes, and other plants to die. Even worse, because these pesticides can leach into the soil, growing new plants may be difficult. Eco-friendly pest solutions do not carry these risks.
  4. Odor: We probably don’t have to tell you that chemical pesticides small bad. If you’re smelling the product that has been applied in your home, then you are breathing in the product, too. With chemical pesticides, that means you are inhaling toxic chemicals, not so with the best environmental pest control products.
  5. Convenience: With chemical pesticides, you need to ensure all food is sealed and put away. For some treatments, you might even need to evacuate your home for several hours or overnight. Because eco-friendly pest control methods are minimally toxic, you don’t have to leave your home during a treatment. In fact, eco-friendly pest control won’t disrupt your life at all.

Choosing the Best Environmental Pest Control Company

Choosing the right pest control company is an important decision. You want to make sure your pest control partner can effectively manage your pest problem without bringing poisonous products into your home and property. Choosing a pest control company that uses an eco-friendly approach is always the best option.

Many pest control companies claim to be “green,” but aren’t. So, ask what “green” or “organic” pest control means to them and inquire about the types of methods they use to treat pests. Ask if their service is completely non-toxic, natural, organic, safe, eco-friendly, or chemical free. Also, read their reviews (we have more than 700 five-star Google reviews), which will tell you a lot.

Bottom line: Toxic chemicals kill everything in their path – including certain insects that are beneficial to all of us – and pose serious health hazards. The very best environmental pest control solutions are minimally toxic, which means you can solve your bug problem without putting your family, dog, and cat at risk.

Why Eco Pest Control is the Best Environmental Pest Control Company in the Greater Richmond, Newport News, and Williamsburg Areas

If you have a pest problem, then rely on Eco Pest Control, the best environmental pest control company in the greater Richmond, Newport News, and Williamsburg areas. We give you four reasons why you can trust us to take care of your pest problem.

  1. Our company provides staff with extensive training in the identification and treatment of pests that enables them to solve your most basic pest problems.
  2. We offer the very best environmental pest control solutions available and invest in ongoing education to ensure our team stays abreast of industry advances.
  3. We offer free pest inspections, which come with complimentary pest solutions plans.
  4. We offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. If you are not fully satisfied, we will come back for free. What else would you expect from the leading pest solutions company in Richmond, Newport News, and Williamsburg?

Our Service Guarantee

You will receive friendly, effective service every time a technician comes to your home. You’ll always receive notification prior to and after coming to your home or place of business to perform your service. If you need a scheduled appointment, we will be on-time. If you’re on one of our recurring treatment plans and you see more than the occasional insect between your regularly scheduled treatments, we will come out and retreat your home for free – no questions asked. We’ll also match competitors’ prices.