CAN PEST CONTROL REALLY BE SAFE & NATURAL?

For some, the term ‘Pest Control’ is a bad word. This is because it’s commonly associated with the use of dangerous, toxic chemicals that kills every pest it touches and harms the environment and people too.

This is why many people seek out ways to eliminate pests naturally.

It may surprise you, but pest control can be safe and natural. You just need to find the right pest management company to work with - one who shares your values and concerns for the safety of the environment and people, and who designs and implements an Integrated Pest Management plan to solve pest issues.

 

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Is Pest Control Really Needed?

Yes, it is. While bugs and insects are beneficial to our ecosystem, the opposite is true for people, especially when pests are at infestation levels. Plus, not all bugs are harmless to people, pets or structures, especially when populations are out of control.

Bed bugs bite and feed off people and pets. Spiders, wasps & hornets can inflict a painful bite or sting. Ticksrats, mice, cockroaches and fleas often carry and transmit diseases. Some pests, like cockroaches and bees, can trigger allergic reactions or cause breathing complications and other pests, like carpenter ants and rodents, can cause structural damage and even electrical fires.

 

How Can I Get Rid of Pests Naturally?

Prevent them!

Preventing common nuisance or concerning pests from getting inside your home, cottage or business in the first place, is the best way to stop a pest issue from happening. Pest proofing year-round often includes regular landscaping, cleaning and repairing, all which can be done in ways that are safe for people and the environment. Check out the pest proofing tips in our Resources section - we have helpful tips for every season!

Many people try or use home remedies like citrus juices, vinegar and salt, or essential oils (like peppermint, lavender and lemongrass) to help deal with pest issues. In some cases, they have helped repel some types of common nuisance bugs and have even eliminated some who have come into direct contact of large amounts of these home remedies.

But when real pest issues are present, professional help is your best course of action.

If you have a true pest issue, find a licensed pest control company who specializes in environmentally safe pest control methods and solutions, and fully understands and follows Heath Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency’s (PRMA) regulations for responsible pesticide use, like Advance Pest Control Services. A company like us will help educate you on the pests you are having issues with, arm you with helpful pest-proofing tips and advice, and design a solution less reliant on chemicals and sprays.

When approached responsibly, pest control can be safe for the planet and people.

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