Natural, Green, Non-Toxic Pest Control
Understanding The Terms Companies Use
When it comes to choosing the right pest control company, understanding the terms companies throw around in their advertising is a must - because they are an indicator of what you can expect with respect to their products impact on your health, home and environment.
Perhaps the most important thing to understand is that the term "natural", doesn't necessarily mean a product is safe. For example, arsenic and anthrax are considered "natural", they can even be described as "organic", but they are certainly not good for you.
When you see the term "natural" used in a pest control company's advertising, that's okay, just remember that it is not a good enough reason alone to choose a service. You will also want to be sure the terms "green" and "non-toxic" can also be used (accurately) to describe their products and services - that is if you want to ensure their products and services are designed to be safe for both you and the environment.
Green And Non-Toxic
Generally speaking, the term "green" means a product will not be harmful to the environment. And that is a good thing, but let's take it a step further and insist on "non-toxic" products too. The term "non-toxic" implies that a product should not necessarily have an adverse impact on your health. Also a good thing. By insisting on both qualities, not only will you know the product isn't likely to be harmful to the environment, but you can be assured it is less likely to be harmful to you as well - after all, something can be safe for the environment but not safe for you.
Having It All
At The Skunk Whisperer® we want our clients to have it all ... pest control that is natural, green, non-toxic, and effectively solves pest problems too.
Using the term "non-toxic" to describe our services doesn't just stop with what products we use, but it can also be used to describe our methods as well. One of the advantages that comes with our pest control service is the fact that we do wildlife control too. Even if you don't have a wildlife problem, many of the techniques we use to solve wildlife issues can also be used to control bugs, spiders, and other pests. The wildlife control method of exclusion is a good example, exclusion is the practice of sealing up your home so wildlife can't get in. Exclusion works for bugs too, but most pest control companies don't know how to do it properly - we do.
Spider being "excluded"
from entering a garage
Truly Green, Non-Toxic Pest Control Services
Fleas, ticks, silverfish, mosquitoes, cockroaches, bees, ants, crickets, spiders, mice, rats ... a household pest can be more than a nuisance, they can be a threat to your health and property too. Our wildlife pest control and insect prevention methods often go hand in hand. For instance, wildlife critters such as bats, snakes and mice can enter buildings through holes as small as ¼" x ½" and insects enter through much smaller holes. The techniques we use to exclude wildlife from your home will often help control insect invasions as well. Our methods are always eco-friendly and usually the most cost effective in the long run.
Who should care about green and non toxic pest control? You should. Take a look at the typical pest control and wildlife control service truck. Do you see ladders - like we have on ours? A truck full of tools, wood, building materials? No. you will see poisons, bug sprays and live critter wild animal traps, often hazardous in their own right to you, your family and pets. Did you know that the products you likely use on your pets for fleas and ticks are toxic? Why would you want that on your pet?
If you were to ask a dozen companies or home owners what it meant to be truly green and eco-friendly, you will receive a dozen different answers. Many companies claim to be green, whereas they are not at all. Claiming to be green when you are not is referred to as "green washing". Being green is a lifestyle and way you operate a business, not just a marketing ploy to attract more business. The Skunk Whisperer® was founded on being eco-responsible and green. Thinking green, and caring about the safety of our clients, their family and pets, is not an afterthought for us - it is incorporated into our business plan and employee handbook as a rule. The Skunk Whisperer plans to set the new standard for the definition of truly green pest control. www.nontoxicpestcontrol.com
Pest Control Done Right The First Time
When it comes to insect, animal, wildlife and pest control, generally speaking, you have two choices: one, the traditional method - continually exterminate, trap, relocate or kill the troublesome bug or animal; or two, exclusion the eco-friendly way - address the root of the cause and make it so they cannot get into your buildings to start with.
The process of making it so bugs and animals can not enter your buildings is called exclusion. We utilize exclusion but we also look at the big picture and employ a method known as Integrated Pest Management or I.P.M. IPM is done in three stages: prevention, observation, and intervention. It is important to understand that critters such as cockroaches, ants, scorpions and squirrels just want three things: food, water and shelter. We evaluate how everything ties in together on your particular property, then we develop an eco-friendly plan and act accordingly for cost effective, long lasting results.
As a matter of fact, truly green pest control will save you money. If you continue to use the same old traditional pest and wildlife control methods, you will continue to get the same outdated results without longevity. Simply spraying to kill pest bugs or trapping animals addresses the symptom, but not the cause? Addressing the root of the problem is a more cost effective way to achieve long term results, giving you the best bang for your buck.
Every property is unique. Every property will have a different approach and solution; therefore, there is no flat rate for our pest control service. Window seals, door seals, weather stripping, attic screens, window screens, rotten siding and garage door seals are all very common insect entry points which are just a few that we will be inspecting.
9521 B Riverside Parkway, #343
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74137-7422
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