Understanding Organic Pest Control
Living in today’s world, we’re more health and environmentally conscious than ever, and for a good reason! As you browse a grocery store, you’ll find loads more organic options, with this trend continuing to rise. But did you know there’s such a thing as organic pest control?
It seems like an oxymoron, but organic pest control is more prevalent than you may initially realize. Many Prime Pest Solutions professionals use several forms of pest control to provide well-rounded treatments at every service. Simply applying organic professional pest control products is only one aspect of a truly eco-friendly pest control service.
Types of Organic Pest Control
Professionals can implement three types of organic pest control methods at each service.
Professionals often intertwine these pest control methods with each other because they offer the best results combined. Many homeowners may see their technicians walking around the home performing various treatment techniques that may not involve applying products. These techniques add different elements of treating a home for pest activity which can help deter activity.
The hardest part of treating a home is ensuring all areas are adequately protected because pests can pop up almost anywhere. Using these different forms of organic pest control allows service providers to cover all angles of the home.
One of the first approaches many individuals take to preventing pests from accessing the home is mechanical control. Humans have been using mechanical pest control techniques since the dawn of time, especially in agriculture. Mechanical pest control, sometimes called physical control, involves physical barriers to prevent pest activity.
Examples of mechanical control include silicone to seal cracks around the home to prevent pests from squeezing through. Other examples include using sticky pads or traps to stop pest activity in their tracks.
One of the less-used approaches to organic pest control involves using other species to control a specific pest. Many professional pest control companies don’t offer this approach because we want to ensure your home is pest-free.
If we used other pests to target specific activities around the home, there’d still be a present pest species. A typical example of biological control may be ladybugs in a garden to control aphid populations. This approach may control aphids, but more ladybug presence could result in other pests like spiders appearing around the garden.
Chemical control involves using professional pest control products to stop or prevent pest activity in a specific area. Chemical control is usually the last method of control that should be utilized for truly organic pest control treatments. This control method is most effective when paired with other forms of control because no method is superior to others.
One of the most significant benefits of chemical control is the fast-acting way to stop the activity altogether. Additionally, chemical control offers the best results against specific pests that are incredibly persistent, like ants.
Integrated Pest Management Is Organic Pest Control
As you see, organic pest control comes in many different applications and forms. When we combine all these methods, we use Integrated Pest Management. This form of pest management is the most environmentally friendly approach to pest control.
Organic pest control relies heavily on Integrated Pest Management techniques to reduce the reliance on pest products. Integrated Pest Management is applicable in agricultural and non-agricultural environments, making it useful for residential quarterly pest control.
Inspecting The Home
Watching a typical Prime Pest Control treatment, the technicians use a long, extendable pole with a brush. These poles help wipe away spider webs, knock down wasps’ nests, and clean other pest-related build-ups.
Not every species can be treated with foundation treatment and may require treating hard-to-reach places. Inspection is the first step many technicians take to identify current pest activity and species. Inspecting the home is crucial for devising a personalized treatment plan for pest activity around your home. Using these poles, we can ensure we follow Integrated Pest Management best practices because this is a form of mechanical control.
Wiping away spider webs discourages spiders from building and occupying a location and will help remove their eggs. Removing all the spider eggs is one of the most effective ways to prevent future spider activity around a home.
Another Integrated Pest Management and residential pest control best practice is pest identification. Identifying the pest species around a home is the best way to develop a thorough treatment plan. This process is crucial because it helps professionals understand which control methods to use in the service. Identifying present pest species is vital because no universal control method or pest product will work on every species.
Additionally, this step allows professionals to stay true to organic pest control because they are limiting broad pest product uses. Instead of applying general-use products everywhere, professionals can use more specific products in fewer areas with better results.
For instance, treatment for spiders varies drastically from treatment for ant activity. Spiders are independent pests, whereas ants operate in large intricate colonies. Treating an ant colony requires more sophisticated products that penetrate the colony, not just the individual ant.
Organic Pest Control Monitors Activity
A key component of Integrated Pest Management is monitoring current activity. Monitoring activity involves taking note of different active pests or signs of activity around a home.
The monitoring component helps pest professionals determine whether or not a treatment plan is working. Unfortunately, most treatment plans and products take time to set in and take effect, making monitoring even more important.
Monitoring will help prevent the overapplication of products and also determine if there are other underlying issues around the home. Pest activity can build up quietly, and pest control professionals need consistent readings to make accurate assessments. It’s not uncommon for a noticeable pest issue to be a byproduct of a more severe underlying problem around the home.
The best example of this involves leaking pipes, causing a drastic uptick in pest activity. Heavy moisture will increase activity, but pest activity will diminish once repaired, and the environment will dry out.
How Prime Pest Uses Organic Pest Control
Prime Pest Solutions works to incorporate all forms of Integrated Pest Management into your home’s treatment plans. We will provide worthwhile pest treatments that produce long-term results for every homeowner, no matter how chaotic of activity.
There’s no worse feeling than having your home infested by pest species with no end in sight. Our approach to organic pest control involves incorporating as many different pest control methods alongside Integrated Pest Management best practices. We believe in a versatile system to ensure your concerns and the pests crawling around the home disappear.
Additionally, we strive to make every service eco-friendly by taking a highly targeted approach. We’ll advise you on other steps to reduce pest activity around the home without using products.
Don’t stress over sharing your home with pests anymore; contact the Prime Pest Solutions team to live pest-free!