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 for your pest control and prevention problem. Moreover, not every pesticide works for every pest. Some even harm the environment and the insects and critters you want to protect, like honey bees.
YardDoc offers you an integrated approach to managing pests – that is, a range of actions and exclusion methods that make your personal space less attractive and inaccessible to pests. Pesticides are the last step, when needed, to manage your pest problem. And here’s how we use them so effectively.
Examples of environmental impact considerations include:
When working with any structure, the YardDoc approach is to stop pests before they get inside. You’ll find this method more acceptable to occupants as they don’t see pests, dead or alive.
But it also means that less pesticide is used inside the structure, minimizing pesticide-people opportunities for contact.
YardDoc applies pesticides that range from 100% organic to generally greater than 99% organic. That said, even 100%-organic products can be an irritant to highly-sensitive or chemically-intolerant people. Thus, it is a good practice to notify your pest technician if anyone is highly sensitive. In light of this, it makes sense to avoid all pesticide applications until the product has dried.
Pesticides can last from a few hours to infinity, depending on the product and quantity used. Most products these days have a limited lifespan in the environment because it is broken down by microbes, weather, sunlight, and other natural elements. Sunlight has a double impact as sunlight/heat increases microbial activity and also drives photodegradation. Some pesticides are designed with nano-coatings to protect the active ingredient from the elements. Nano-coatings can increase its half-life and can be a useful feature for exterior treatments.
Given that pesticides used inside structures will have less exposure to the elements, they will generally last a lot longer indoors. A longer life cycle is another reason why interior pest treatments should only be done on an as-needed basis and then at a considerably reduced frequency.
Get in touch with YardDoc for effective organic treatment. We offer critter control (wildlife) and mosquito control, as well as bugs, insects, rats, and mice. Your certified Pest Technician provides you with a no-cost inspection of your home to develop a personalized pest management solution for you.
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