Understanding The Relationship
Between Pest And Wildlife 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 - terms like natural, green and non-toxic - because they are an indicator of what you can expect with respect to the methods they'll use and how their products will impact your health, home and environment.
Exclusion is one of the main methods we utilize to prevent wildlife problems around your home. In simple terms, exclusion can be defined as "keeping something out". When done properly, modifications that keep wildlife out, will usually keep bugs and rodents out too.
Spider being "excluded"
from entering a garage
In the photo above, exclusion methods have been employed to keep rodents and snakes from getting into the homeowner's garage, as you can see, the installed barrier is keeping spiders out too.
Natural And Organic
You will often hear these terms used in advertising and most consumers assume they are synonymous with the word "safe". In actuality, these terms generally refer to services and products that do not involve chemically or synthetically formulated ingredients. However, the terms "natural" and "organic", don'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.
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