Looking for Non-Toxic Pest Control? Here’s What the Experts Have to Say
Concern for the environment drives an increasing number of consumer choices, and non-toxic pest control continues to grow in popularity. Whatever the reason is for preferring a non-toxic pest control method, the market has responded by producing an array of excellent “green” pest control options. North Fulton Pest Solutions works hard to find the very best pest control products available; here are the ones we most often offer for our green clients.
Take Them Alive
Live traps are an obvious, old school example of non-toxic pest control. Luring critters into a live trap and relocating them to a more suitable environment is about as green as pest control gets. And for many species, like raccoons and bats, this is the kind of pest control people prefer to see happen anyway.
Repel or Zap Them
Most insects can be repelled, trapped, or reduced using products that contain pheromones or botanical compounds. Electric traps, like backyard bug zappers, can work for many insect species. However, these traps don’t discriminate and will make it difficult to target a single species of insect.
Sprinkle Them Away
Diatomaceous earth is a natural substance that can be used to effectively eliminate a wide range of indoor insects. It also poses zero threat to your family. This can simply be sprinkled on affected surfaces, and the bugs will disappear.
Get Them Stuck
There are all kinds of sticky traps available for bugs, from sticky ribbons that trap flies, to enclosed traps for cockroaches or spiders. Non-toxic liquid traps also work great for wasps, hornets, fruit flies, and mosquitoes.
If you struggle with birds making messes on your roof and everything below it, you could try putting an owl decoy on the roof to scare away smaller birds. If that doesn’t work, there are electronic devices that emit bird-repelling sounds. Simply mount the device near the location where birds tend to congregate, and let it work its magic. These devices will require a new battery periodically.
Grow Your Own Repellant
Keeping mosquitoes at bay in your back yard can be as simple as sticking some plants in the ground. Basil, bee balm, catnip, citronella grass, and lavender are just a few common options you could start with. Always remember to prevent standing water from collecting in your yard; this will prevent mosquitoes from breeding and hatching new generations.
North Fulton Pest Solutions is committed to total customer satisfaction, and that often means using non-toxic pest control methods. Whatever your family’s health conditions or environmental concerns may be, our pest control experts are happy to identify and implement the best non toxic options for your pests.
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