Organic Pest Control Service
YardDoc adopts a holistic, organic approach to pest control. We believe that people and common pests can cohabit in the same environment.
First, we work to deter pests from entering your personal space by removing what is attracting them. Next, we physically impede or prevent their access and install entry barriers. This step is known as pest exclusion.
Last, YardDoc applies the most natural chemical deterrents possible. Thus, the goal is to exterminate unwanted rats, mice, and other rodents, mosquitoes, ants, roaches, spiders, scorpions, wasps, lawn grubs, termites, urban wildlife, and other pests safely.
Unlike other pest control companies, the YardDoc pest removal process provides natural, effective relief in the Austin area.
If you want to manage specific pests in or on your property, but you're concerned about the impact of pesticides on the environment, then YardDoc is the perfect solution for you!
Ant populations are massive. The best way to get rid of ants involves two approaches: first, make your home less attractive to ants and second, limit their accessibility into your home.
Treatment focuses on placing baits attractive to your particular species of ant. We monitor our baiting system to ensure the ants take the bait back to their nest. Over time, the colony is killed off.ANT CONTROL
Rats and Mice
YardDoc rodent control protects your home, family, and pets from damage and disease caused by common Austin rodents such as the house mouse, roof rat, and Norway rat.
The first step is to identify the types of rats, mice, and other pests invading your home in an unhealthy way. Next, we identify what is attracting them and how they are gaining access.RODENT CONTROL
Most of these eight-legged creatures are beneficial to the environment by eating insects and smaller spiders. But you'll want to watch out for the Black Widow and the Brown Recluse spider.
It’s almost impossible to get rid of spiders altogether. But the more food your home offers - like houseflies, cockroaches, beetles, and ants - the more spiders will invade your space.SPIDER CONTROL
Critters and Urban Wildlife
As we urbanize the city, we cause wildlife populations to shift. Rather than moving away from humans, these animals, which include raccoons, possums, armadillo, squirrels, and skunk, adapt to this new environment.
Urban wildlife that makes its way onto your property causes many critter control problems. Our critter removal methods are eco-friendly and integrated with organic pest control services.CRITTER CONTROL
What is Holistic Organic Pest Control?
There's no doubt that all creatures contribute to the ecosystem. Sometimes we wonder how or why, but even the 'worst' pests play a role. We also recognize that most people don't wish to live together in the same environment with certain critters, bugs, and insects.
One of YardDoc's core values is to show compassion for both people and animals. Our pest control services focus more on prevention and segregation rather than acting as an exterminator. However, when extermination is necessary, we perform this task diligently with natural substances before using human-made chemicals.
Therefore, organic pest control by YardDoc means using 98% to 100% natural pesticides for a specific pest management issue. We can achieve the desired result with the least detrimental impact.
Our pest control technicians see themselves as partners, collaborating with you to choose the best solutions to create healthy surroundings for you, your family, and your pets.
There's not much good we can say about these stinging pests. However, harsh chemicals commonly used to exterminate them are harmful to you, your family, and beneficial insects.MOSQUITO CONTROL
The most feared pest in Austin are scorpions and you don't want to find them indoors. They are predators that eat many types of insects, spiders, centipedes, roaches, and crickets.
They're helpful for managing other pests on your property, but their stings are painful. If you are having challenges with scorpion control, let YardDoc help you get on top of the problem.SCORPION CONTROL
Bats might be creepy, but a single bat can eat thousands of mosquitoes each night. Since they live in groups, they make our environment much more comfortable.
But when bats make their habitat in an unwanted location, we encourage them to find alternative accommodations by creating a one-way door. Once they exit, they can't get back in.BAT CONTROL
Roaches are a year-round problem in Austin, mostly due to our hot and humid weather that provides the perfect breeding ground for these hazardous, unwanted insects.
Some cockroaches can live up to a month without food, making them difficult to remove. The key is making the environment less attractive and blocking their access to your home.COCKROACH CONTROL
Get Relief from Your Pest Problems
One big reason YardDoc is so successful with organic pest control is because we can integrate lawn care and weed control into our methods. After all, gardens, lawns, and other plant life are food sources for pests like grubs, webworms (in the moth family), mites, scale, and more. And these insects are a food source for the pests you don't want inside your home.
The eco-friendly and practical pest management technique we use is known as Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM incorporates minimizing chemical applications with non-chemical approaches, including:
- Sanitization (clean-up)
- Exclusion (close-up)
- Mechanical (traps)
- Cultural (plant types)
Together, we can maintain a healthy environment that's optimal for people and the creatures that share our space. YardDoc organic pest control is the best pest prevention and management service in Central Austin.
The big white grubs that you sometimes see in your garden soil are the larvae or grub stage of June bug beetles, which are seen flying around in late spring into early summer.
Grubs like June bugs cause extensive damage to lawns if left unchecked. Grub worms won’t go away on their own until they have depleted their food source—which sometimes will be your entire lawn.GRUB WORM CONTROL
Drywood termites live in large highly organized colonies, including workers, soldiers, and reproductive swarmers. Swarming occurs within ten days of rain, sometimes several swarms a year.
It’s a frightening fact that a termite colony of 60,000 can chew through and eat an area of 2”x 4” in just five months. Damage from subterranean termites compromises the structural integrity of your home.TERMITE TREATMENT
Safe, Effective Pest Control
Final thoughts to help you learn more about managing unwanted pests on your property and inside your home.
Many pest exterminators come out to your property, spray toxic pesticides, and move on to their next appointment. But pesticide application is a bandaid – a temporary stopgap - and should be a last step in pest control.
Biting Pests that Transmit Disease
Organisms that can transmit diseases to people are called vectors. The best known or most notorious vectors are ticks, mosquitoes, and fleas. The National Pest Management Association urges the public to take precautions against the health threats posed by an influx in these biting pests.
Pests in Gutters
Many homeowners don't realize their gutters are infested with bugs and critters who wreak havoc, damage property, and create an unhealthy environment. Or that clogged gutters may be a big contributor to the pest problems they are experiencing. Get rid of pests in your gutters with our handyman gutter cleaning service and organic pest control.
DIY Pest Control
The YardDoc philosophy for do-it-yourself pest control involves minimizing chemical applications by incorporating non-chemical approaches. Follow this formula: clean up, close up, trap, and lawn care.
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