When it comes to pest control, there is usually a stigma thought by people that pest control is bad for the environment. Which, it absolutely can be if not used properly.
Believe it or not, pests and rodents ARE great for the environment and they all have a purpose. However, when we start mixing them with humans and our homes, that’s when and where we have a problem.
For example, WDO’s (wood destroying organisms) impact the structural integrity of the wood. These include carpenter ants, termites, wood-boring beetles, and dry rot. While WDO’s come in many shapes and sizes, they all will damage wood through their normal life cycle. However, WDO’s are an important part of the natural cycle of decay in forests and other natural areas. They help the breakdown cycle for dead trees, eventually returning this material to the soil where it is used for new growth.
While bees and butterflies get all the credit, moths, wasps, ants, and beetles are also pollinators. Insects are integral to our food systems as one-third of food crops depend on the important work of pollinators. Insect pollination is the process in which plant pollen is distributed by insects. In fact, plants and pollinators have mutually beneficial relationships because pollen and nectar are food sources for many insects.
As weird as it may seem, rats are also important to the predatory ecosystem. Owls, falcons, hawks, and other predatory animals feed on rats. The animal ecosystem is a delicate balance and losing an element within it can be detrimental to the entire system. Some lizards, reptiles, and snakes prefer to feed on rodents such as rats as well.
Although these are important creatures to our ecosystem, these pests and rodents can be dangerous to us humans and our homes, which is why it’s important to have a professional pest control company monitoring and servicing your home.
Our product is designed to target the pests that we want it to. We are licensed and follow strict guidelines by law to dilute to the specific amount it takes to perform its duty without harming pets and us!
In its undiluted form, these chemicals can certainly be harmful if consumed. Pest control products are not safe to consume, even if they claim to be “all-natural”. There are health risks in all chemicals and how they’re used. Our technicians are trained and licensed to apply products properly and effectively.
We’re not out to harm the environment, that’s not our goal. Our goal is to keep you and your family safe while maintaining a healthy ecosystem.
In fact, at Nemesis Pest Control, we have a goal of our own, to help save the bees! We’ve created customized coloring books to hand out to our clients’ kiddos, and kids in our community to teach them about the importance of bees and how we need to help keep them alive! We also provide bee-loving seeds in these books so they can plant their own bee-saving flowers and hopefully spread the love and knowledge for that goal.
So, when you think of Pest Control, just think of us as the superheroes in our industry. Saving you and your home, while saving the ecosystem.