GREEN is the new buzz word being used by many companies but before you treat there are a few questions you may want answered. Just because a company advertises Green treatments or has the word Green in their name doesn't necessarily mean that they're eco friendly.
Green Pest Control, what is it, and what does it mean?
When talking about Green Pest Control the most important issue to understand is its meaning and what it means to the individual or homeowner.
When I think of Green Pest Control, to me it means the use of products that are not pesticides. I would think that many of our clients would agree on this point. The main products that are used for Green Pest Control today are oil based products such as mint, citrus and Eugena oils or botanicals. These products will kill pests when it is applied on them but they will in no way give a consistent kill of your pests after it dries nor will it give you any protection against further infestations. For example if an Ant colony is the problem then the oils or botanicals won't kill or stop that colony and they will keep coming into your home because it's only killing the Ants that are foraging which is a small portion of the colony.
The Green products will work somewhat if you're trying to just control your pest problems
One portion of Green Pest Control is IPM or Integrated Pest Management simply put means to inspect and determine the problem and treat with the least toxic but also the most successful product available. The Killers have been using the ideology of IPM since the start of our company 30 years ago. If we can use a product that has a limited residual effect and makes it so that our technicians don't have to keep driving out to a home and repeatedly treating then I see that as a Green Approach as well. This approach will help us use less fuel in our vehicles putting far less pollutants in the air, which is also Green.
The Killers in the 1980's spent 1000's of dollars trying to get the product Chlordane banned while going against the chemical company that made the product and also other pest companies. Although we were unsuccessful at that time to get the product taken off the market a few months later it was pulled from the market by the EPA. We felt vindicated that what we had tried to do was the right thing to do.
1. If a company tells you their using natural products made from a Chrysanthemum plant, it's a product called pyrethrums that are derived from Chrysanthemum and it is a pesticide and definitely not a natural product.
2. The oil based products will not kill the entire colony of Ants and will only kill the Ants that are there when it's applied.
3. Specific questions you want to ask companies if you're looking for Exterminating Services are:
4. Many customers come to us because they're tired of the Green Approach and it didn't work for them. We have always thought that if you only want to control your pest problems then as a home owner you might as well self treat and save some money.
If you're looking for a comprehensive service for your pest problems that will also take the environment and the safety of our families and pets into consideration, then that's the type of service The Killers is here to provide. We'll take care of all your Exterminating needs. Know that we use all our products in and around our own homes with our pets and kids without any worries at all. We wouldn't use a product on your home that we wouldn't put on our own.