Pest Control Services for Central Austin Homeowners
YardDoc adopts a holistic, organic approach to Austin area 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, mosquitoes, ants, cockroaches, spiders, scorpions, bees and wasps, 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!
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.
Get Relief from Your Pest Problems
YardDoc's pest control experts have successfully used our organic approach to treat the following pest populations.
Ants feed on a wide range of foods, depending on their species.
There are 12,000 known varieties, most of which are omnivores. They’re all foragers, scouting around the nest and leaving a trail of pheromones to help others find food.
If ants are getting in your home, we’ll help you locate and remove what’s attracting them.
Cockroaches have adapted to human lifestyles. They prefer sweets and protein, but they will eat anything organic.
Some species live in rotting trees to consume decaying wood.
The key is making the environment less attractive to roaches and blocking their access to the premises.
These eight-legged creatures are beneficial to the environment, eating insects, and smaller spiders.
Most are not harmful to people, but their appearance can be disturbing.
If you don’t want them as a house guest, we'll help dissuade them.
Critters and Urban Wildlife
As we urbanize the city, we cause wildlife populations to shift. They are unnaturally crowded out of their territory.
We'll help you manage urban wildlife such as foxes, rabbits, skunks, and possums.CRITTER CONTROL
There's not much good we can say about these stinging pests. However, harsh chemicals commonly used to exterminate them are harmful to beneficial insects.MOSQUITO CONTROL
These fearsome creatures eat insects, spiders, other scorpions, and even lizards.
They're helpful for managing pests on your property, but their stings are painful.
We'll help you safely control scorpion pest populations.
Bats might be creepy, but a single bat can eat thousands of mosquitoes each night. 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.GET A FREE PEST CONTROL QUOTE
Bees and Wasps
Honey bees are necessary to human existence because of their pollination. The world would starve without them.
YardDoc will preserve and relocate bees as appropriate.
Wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets, however, can be dangerous and even life-threatening. YardDoc's professionally-trained pest control technicians use specialized equipment, materials, and experience to achieve bee and wasp control ethically and safely.
Integrated Lawn Care and Pest Control
Lawn care, weed control and prevention, and pest control go hand-in-hand. This integration enables the YardDoc team to identify and treat garden, lawn, and ornamental (food) pests such as grub worms, webworms (in the moth family), mites, scale, etc.
This practical pest management technique 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)
Get Involved in Your Own Pest Control
Here are things you can do in the Austin area to make your office or home less attractive to pests:
- Clean the landscape of debris regularly.
- Maintain a thirty-foot band around the property.
- Keep the landscape free of organic debris, stumps, and disheveled or diseased plants.
- Eliminate standing water bodies.
- Avoid over-watering your landscape, particularly in shaded areas.
- Store wood in an above-ground frame at least fifty feet away from your home or building.
- Trim tree and shrub branches away from the doors, windows, siding, and roof.
- Store indoor and outdoor garbage in containers with tight-fitting lids.
- Remove all indoor trash daily.
- No trash should remain indoors overnight.
- Scrub indoor and outdoor trash cans regularly.
- Keep outdoor trash cans at least thirty feet from your home or building.
- Store food in plastic, metal, or glass containers.
- Clean food preparation areas after each use.
- Never store food on the floor, no matter what packaging it's in.
- Wash all dishes after use; never leave them overnight.
- Empty and clean grease pans regularly.
- Clean stove exhaust regularly.
- Pour boiling water down drains monthly.
- Don't leave pet food or water out overnight.
- Ant-proof pet dishes.
- Vacuum your pet's sleeping area regularly.
- Wash pet bedding frequently.
Inspect your office or home bi-annually at a minimum for tell-tale signs of pest problems.
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.
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Pest Control Service Area
YardDoc serves Travis County communities including Austin, Bee Cave, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Hutto, Kyle, Lago Vista, Lakeway, Leander, North Austin, Pflugerville, Round Rock, San Marcos, Spanish Oaks, Spicewood, Steiner Ranch, Sunset Valley, Tarrytown, Temple, and West Lake Hills.