Pests are more than a nuisance. This is especially true if they’re putting the health of your family at risks. You need to take action at the first sign of pest infestation. However, always keep in mind that there are ways to avoid unnecessary cruelty and be as humanely as possible when it comes to pest control. Most of these humane methods are also environmentally-friendly.

Organic and natural products

At Parsons Pest Control, you can find products that are safe for the environment. Most of them don’t have strong odor and don’t harm the shrubs and flowers around your house. These products are usually made of natural and organic ingredients so you can rest assured that you can use them even if you have kids and pets at home. For mice, rats, squirrels, and other rodents, you can consider using traps and baits instead of chemicals. There are various eco-friendly DIY pest products in the market, but if you’re not confident that you can manage the pests on your own, you can call a pest control technician that employs an environment-friendly technique. Parsons Pest Control can provide you with experts who use innovative techniques that are eco-friendly.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methods

IPM is an environmentally sound way to prevent pest infestation in your home. It’s a combination of several methods of pest management designed to eradicate harmful critters without posing danger to your family, pets, and the environment. One of these is prevention. This involves sealing cracks or repairing damaged parts of your home to prevent pests from coming in. The method also involves removing the food source. Then there’s the physical or mechanical control method. This comprises the use of physical or mechanical devices such as traps and baits, or the use of heat treatments to keep pests at bay. There’s the cultural control method which discourages pest invasion by growing plants that repel certain insects, maintaining good sanitation, and removing debris where pests can nest. Another method is biological control, which makes use of the natural enemies of pests. These “natural enemies” are also organisms that prey on specific pests.

Using eco-friendly pest control products and techniques can give you peace of mind with the knowledge that pests are eradicated without the chemicals that can harm your family and the environment.