because they are non-toxic. Whether it’s in our homes or our businesses, it seems like a constant battle to keep pests away. People all over the UK struggle to prevent them from damaging our property. And when faced with a severe pest problem, it’s often our first point of call to turn to services that offer chemicals as the only option.
In order to exterminate harmful insects, pest control companies often use insecticides unnecessarily. These chemicals emit toxins into the environment which may kill other species of insects and destroy their habitats.
Being more environmentally aware when it comes to pest control can be really beneficial to us and our families too. Let’s look at the top benefits of being environmentally aware when it comes to extermination and embracing green pest control.
The Limitations Of Pesticides
Pesticides can remain in the environment for a few days…or for many years. This can cause huge problems for the ecosystem. Pesticide use has been linked to the plummeting populations of bees. They have also been connected to killing off other pollinators like butterflies, and small mammals too.
Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and naturalist, once said that, “If we and the rest of the backboned animals were to disappear overnight, the rest of the world would get on pretty well. But if the invertebrates were to disappear, the world’s ecosystems would collapse.”
An Environmentally Aware Company
Choosing a green pest control company like Empire is an important decision. You want to make sure that the pest control company you use is environmentally aware. Empire are one of those companies that will use eco-friendly products and treatments wherever possible. We take safety precautions very seriously.
Environmentally aware pest controllers use things like heat treatment and live traps, combined with green pest control products to treat infestations. These methods are all proven to be completely safe for people and the world around us.
Other Important Benefits
On top of the obvious benefits, there are many other great reasons why you would want to go green with your pest control.
Better and more long-term results
Although environmentally aware pest controllers use eco-friendly treatments, these techniques are just as effective as chemicals. In fact, they can have much better and longer-lasting results. Take bed bug heat treatments. This is a completely green treatment and is much more effective than any chemical available. Plus, pests are becoming more resistant to chemical control methods, which is leading them to become obsolete.
They don’t damage garden landscaping
Chemical pest control methods need to be reapplied on a regular basis because their effect is short lived. Repeatedly spraying these chemicals can be bad for your landscaping. Grass, bushes and other plants may shrivel and die. These pest control chemicals also lay dormant in your soil for long periods of time, making regrowth incredibly difficult.
No strong fumes
Conventional pest control treatments leave a smell behind. These lingering odours have a strong scent that you can inhale, which means you are inhaling chemicals. Eco-friendly and green pest control doesn’t have a lingering smell. No odour or toxic fumes will be left behind at the end of the treatment.
They are better for pets
Chemicals kill everything in their path. Environmentally aware pest control methods are targeted at the specific pest, therefore avoiding killing off or harming other organisms. This can be particularly important if you have pets around. Not only can your pets ingest chemicals directly, they can catch and eat rodents that have ingested rat poisons, for example.
Pest control treatments using chemicals may need you to seal your foods, store sensitive items or leave your home overnight. However, eco-friendly pest control uses as few toxins as possible. This means you won’t have to leave your home during a treatment. It will have little to no disruption to your life whatsoever.
Why Empire Supports Green Pest Control
Empire Pest Control is on a mission to promote – as well as practice – more environmentally responsible means of pest management. We aim to minimise use of pesticides whenever we are able. We are focusing more and more on providing the public with green pest control alternatives.
This aligns with our commitment to reducing environmental impacts and the risk chemicals pose to wildlife. Every possible precaution is taken to reduce the risks and adverse effects of pesticides.
Empire Pest Control adhere to a strict Health, Safety and Environment Policy. All our work is carried out in accordance with the Health & Safety Act 1974, the Food & Environmental Act 1985 and Control of Pesticides 1986. We are proud to be associated with Think Wildlife (CRRU), SAFECONTRACTOR and SAFE4SITE. Where rodenticides and insecticides have been used, we ensure we dispose of any excess chemicals in an appropriate manner that complies with pesticide regulations.
If you are in London or the Home Counties and have an infestation of any type of pest, call us any time, day or night, 24 hours a day. Our customer service team are happy to give you help and advice on any topic you need on 0203 633 2143.