What is Sustainable Pest Control?

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There’s just one word for pests like termites, flies cockroaches and such, and that is ?yuck!? They’re also heath hazards, and wood destroying organisms like termites and carpenter ants can cause serious and structural damage to buildings. At the first signs of an infestation, it?s best to call in the professionals, who will be able to do a thorough and complete job. Even better, many pest control companies now use sustainable materials and methods, making the while process safer for you and your family while protecting the environment.

Pests are destructive and unhealthy
Pests like termites, carpenter ants and cockroaches are not only yucky, they’re also destructive and harmful to the health of humans and pets. About 600,000 homes are affected by termite damage in the U.S each year. The total cost of damages to crops and structures by termites and similar pests is around $30 million each year, in the U.S. alone.
About $5 billion is spent each year to repair termite damage and to control them. Termites and other wood destroying organisms can take up residence in almost any space, and any kind of building. If there is an infestation, it’s best to call in the professionals. On average, a homeowner can expect to spend about $3,000 to fix the problem.

What is sustainable pest control?
In keeping with new trends in culture and consumer choices, some pest control services are using sustainable methods for termite control and other types of pest control. Sustainable residential pest control is less hazardous for people and pets and does less damage to the environment.
It is very effective in achieving long term permanent reduction of pests being targeted, like wood destroying organisms or mice. Sustainable pest control is also more cost-effective than traditional chemical methods. With all these benefits, more and more people are choosing sustainable pest control.

How does it work?
Sustainable pest control is built around four steps, beginning with inspection, through identification of the problem, treatment and ongoing evaluation to monitor the success of the treatment. An inspection by trained professionals is the first step to identifying the problem and the type of pests in the home. The identification stage focuses on pinpointing the exact location of the pests, for targeted treatment.
Treatment consists of a customized and sustainable pest management plan. This includes sanitation, exclusion, monitoring, trapping, habit modification, design modification, environment controls or chemical application. The final or evaluation stage consists of ongoing monitoring and communication with clients to confirm that the treatment has been successful.

Termites and other wood destroying organisms do billions of dollars worth of damage each year. Professional pest control services can help to identify and treat each problem and infestation. Sustainable pest control is safer for humans and animals, and less harmful for the environment.

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