Pests are annoying creatures that can devastate our homes and yards; however, sometimes the chemicals we use to eliminate pests can do more damage than the pests themselves. Artificial chemicals manufactured with environmentally unsafe materials can harm pets and other animals, the soil, and even the water, especially if you live on sloped land. There is an alternative, though. Organic pest control methods are not only environmentally safe, but just as effective as other forms of pest control, if not more. Here are some of the benefits of using organic pest control methods for your house.
The benefit is obvious: It’s good for the environment. Frequent exposure to most pest control chemicals can have some serious effects on the health of you and the people you love. It can also hurt your lawn and grass if you’re not careful. Worse of all, if it rains, some of the chemicals can wash off into nearby bodies of water, dangering the fish and anybody who may later drink from it. Organic pest control methods use plant-based oils to deter pests without harming the surrounding ecosystem.
Organic Pest Control is Long Term
Instead of applying synthetic pesticides to your lawn and house every 30 days, organic pest control lasts for much longer. Synthetic pesticides are made through artificial processes, meaning they last only as long as their chemical composition holds together. Meanwhile, organic pesticides are harnessed through the natural defenses of trees and plants that they have used to protect them from pests for millions of years, making them retain their efficacy for greater lengths of time.
Pests Can’t Adapt to it as Easily
Finally, organic pesticides are preferable to synthetic pesticides because pests can adapt to the latter much faster. Typical, non-organic pesticides are made to kill pests as fast as possible, leaving no survivors. The problem is, if a group of pests happen to be resistant to that particular chemical, they will live on and pass that trait on to their offspring. Organic pesticides are much more difficult to adapt to, meaning that we don’t have to worry about any pests eventually evolving a tolerance to it.
Pest control is a challenge enough as it is, and many people think that it’s too difficult to worry about pests and the environment at the same time. However, pest control and environmental protection actually go hand-in-hand, and with organic pesticides, it’s very easy to handle pests in an eco-friendly way. For more information, or to receive quality pest control services, give Gibson Pest Control a call today.