Pesticides are a common solution to pest control, but there are a lot of issues with them for both the environment and your health. With eco-friendly pest control options, you can avoid these issues and see a number of other benefits.
Pesticides can travel outside the area where they are applied, even if it’s a small space. These pesticides remain in that same environment for many years and can cause a problem for the delicate ecosystem. Pesticides have been linked to killing off the honeybee population, which is necessary to balance the ecosystem, and have also been known to kill small mammals and lizards. There are also a number of health risks associated with pesticide use. Even in tiny doses, pesticides can be harmful to overall health, reproduction, and human development. Chronic exposure has been linked to various health issues, such as cancer, blood disorders, nerve disorders, and birth defects. There are also short-term issues associated with pesticide use, including eye and skin irritation, nausea, dizziness, and headaches.
Better Long-Term Results
Eco-friendly pest control is not only just as good as other traditional techniques, it can also have better long-term results. Insects can develop resistance to many control methods. This resistance is then passed on to the offspring, and it makes it harder to get rid of an infestation. Eco-friendly solutions make it harder for an insect to develop resistance. This type of pest control also works to look at the root of the problem, so it’s less likely you will have the same issue down the road.
Doesn’t Damage Landscaping
Traditional methods for pest control require re-application every month. Spraying these hard chemicals so often is not good for landscaping. These toxic methods can cause bushes, grass, and other plants to die. These chemicals also stay buried for a long time so regrowing your plants could be more difficult.
Don’t Harm Your Pets or Other Useful Insects
Certain insects are actually useful to have on your property. However, toxic chemicals will kill everything in the way. Eco-friendly methods, on the other hand, are designed to avoid killing off every living organism. This is also important for your pets. If you use non-toxic products then your cat or dog won’t be at risk for ingesting harmful chemicals that could be potentially deadly.
No Strong Odors
Conventional products linger in the air after use. These products have a strong smell and can leave you and your family in a strong-smelling home that is filled with toxic chemicals. With non-toxic pest control methods, you don’t have to worry about any hard smell that spreads and lingers in the home.
When you use toxic pest control methods then you may also have to seal your food, clear out the fridge, and find a place to stay while you leave your home overnight. Since eco-friendly options aren’t as toxic you don’t have to worry about leaving your home during treatment. It doesn’t cause as much disruption to your life, making it much more convenient.