Is Organic Pest Control Effective and Safe?

Organic pest control products, natural pest control and green pest management approaches provide eco-safe pest control techniques and effective pest control.

Effective Organic Pest Control and Eco-Friendly Options

A major concern we often hear from clients and consumers in general is about the use of pesticides in and around their home. Like many of you, we are concerned about our environment. We seek to use products to effectively eliminate pests, but safe for our families and pets. Organic pest control may be an appealing option for many consumers.

What is Organic Pest Control?

Just as in the grocery store, definitions of natural pest control can be vague, confusing and elusive. In general, organic pest control products are those with all-natural active ingredients that are recognized as safe by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Essential plant and citrus oils are used in many of these eco-friendly pest control products. These ingredients are considered by the FDA to be safe for people and animals. They are often used in food products. These products may be ideal for use in schools, daycare facilities, homes and businesses. Many natural pest control solutions work by targeting an insect’s metabolism, movement, and heart rate.

However, as with any product, moderation is critical. Using too much of so-called “safe” products can be dangerous or ineffective. Our technicians often see homeowners self-treating with mounds of boric acid or diatomaceous earth.

Organic pest control products can also be excellent options for protecting your lawn or garden. Research also suggests some of these products can be good for your soil.

Probably the biggest question we hear about organic pest control products is whether they are effective. Natural pest control solutions often have excellent results. A pest control professional can recommend effective and eco-friendly approaches to pest management.

Integrated Pest Management Approaches

Pest management professionals from My Pest Pros use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approaches based on scientifically proven techniques to eliminate and prevent pest problems without use of pesticides. Our trained and licensed pest control professionals can identify conditions that are conducive to pest problems, recommend solutions and recommend products if needed.

A final word of caution about pest control products advertised as “safe,” “all natural,” “non-toxic” and “chemical-free.” Investigate the claims and products these companies use. We often see claims that pest control products are “safe” or “all natural” that simply are not true. We are happy to talk with you about all the products we use and provide safety and label information.

Contact the pest control professionals at My Pest Pros for help designing an effective Integrated Pest Management program for your home, office or school.

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