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Understanding Effective Eco-Friendly Pest Control Options

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Whether you have pests invading your home, garden or just bugging you, there are alternatives to using pesticides. Pesticides are not good for the environment or for people for that matter! So it's a good idea to understand your eco-friendly pest control options to prevent ill effects on you and the world around you. 

Understanding Eco-Friendly Pest Control

When speaking of eco-friendly options in the context of pest control, it means using products or methods to eliminate pest problems, but doing so in a way that does not harm the world around you. 

Eco-friendly options do not destroy beneficial insects and animals, so they do not affect the balance of nature or leave harmful residues behind. This means eco-friendly options do not pollute air, water or soil. 

Identify Pests First

To be environmentally conscious, you need to start with the safest method of pest control first. You can do this by correctly identifying the pest, so you can choose just the right control method. You may find it difficult to determine what type of pest you have. If you do, you can contact a pest control company, such as Vancouver Pest Control Ltd, to inspect the home, yard, or garden. The professionals are experts and know the differences between types of insect, rodent, and other pest damage. 

Depending on the type of pest identified, you have a variety of pest control methods you can use at your disposal. 

Insect Pest Option

You can use traps for small populations of insect pests inside the home and outside in the garden or lawn. Traps work by using an attractant to lure the insects into a trap where they die. You can also choose from a variety of natural pesticide products.

Neem oil is naturally derived from the neem tree and used as a repellent and a poison. It is applied as a foliar spray or as a soil drench and works on a variety of insects:

  • Mealybugs
  • Thrips
  • Aphids
  • Whiteflies

Animal Pest Options

Eco-friendly pest control for rodents and other animal pests includes trapping and releasing and scare tactics. You can place traps yourself, but in most cases, you probably should leave the trapping and releasing to the professional pest control people. But you can safely place deterrents in your garden and yard to keep pests away. Some common methods to deter pests include the following:

  • Solar power lights
  • Noise makers triggered by movement
  • Motion controlled sprinklers

If you are environmentally conscious but have to get rid of a few pests, contact local pest control companies. You can discuss what options they have in eco-friendly pest control for your home, lawn and garden.