In general, yes, green pesticides work. Much of their success; however, depends on how they are used and whether or not they are appropriate for the targeted pest. It is also important to mention that while green pest control products are generally safer than traditional pesticides they can be equally dangerous if not used correctly or if misused.
Should You Use Green Pesticides?
We approach pest control with very specific intentions. Everything that we do starts with a deeper understanding of each pest that we target. If there is a green pesticide or product that is appropriate for the pest in question, then yes, use the green pesticide. If there is not a green “solution” then opt for a product that is designed for that pest.
Note: We avoid pest control solutions that have a wide impact and instead use products that address the specific tendencies and lifecycle of each pest we target. We do this because we find that we receive better results against targeted pests and fewer unintended results.
Broad Spectrum Vs Specific Outcomes
DDT is a good example of a pesticide that had unintended results. While effective, it was overly so, and it made its way up the food webs to things like eagles. Eagle populations began to drop and fewer eggs hatched because DDT caused the Eagle’s egg to have soft shells that did not protect the fetus. DDT was a pesticide that was used as a broad-spectrum agent to address insect and rodent populations. It has since been banned.
To learn more about the responsible methods of applying pest control products to your home or yard, reach out to our team. We provide thorough and knowledge-based pest control solutions to homes and business throughout the greater Austin area. We believe that all pest control should be applied responsibly so that the results are intended and controlled.
Do you need pest control? Don't wait. Call Robert's Pest Control now at (512) 444-0132.