Nobody likes having pests invade their homes, it’s a simple truth. They can be terribly destructive to your property, they can cause a great deal of anxiety and in addition to that, certain pests can have dangerous health implications as well. Simply put, it’s a nightmare for anyone to have to live through, which is why as a Pest Control company we take great pride in being able to help people in need.

One of the biggest questions that we get asked frequently is: “Are your methods environmentally friendly?” And the answer is: Yes. Particularly for those who have worked hard to create a stunning garden on their property, grow their own fruit and vegetables or live in a rural area with plenty of green; the fear is real. A fear of having a pest control company turn up and take care of the infestation, though to the detriment of the natural environment surrounding your home.

Understandably, you don’t want harmful chemicals running into any water sources near your home or soaking into the soil which helps to grow your fruit and vegetables. It would simply be replacing one problem with another which is not ideal. That being said; at Expert Pest Control, Sydney, we practice environmentally friendly methods so as to ensure the safety and preservation of our local environment.

The Problem with Pesticides

While pesticides do the job, they do so in a harmful way which we should be making a conscious global effort to cut down on. Pesticides can cause the following health issues:

  • Headaches
  • Irritation to the eyes and skin
  • Nausea and dizziness
  • It can be carcinogenic
  • Damage to your endocrine system (the glands in your body which produce hormones)
  • Birth defects (Why eco-friendly pest control is paramount for those who are expecting a baby)

In addition to the harm presented to humans, pesticides can cause terrible damage to other organisms as well as the environment. Pesticides pollute water, the air, and soil and are terribly harmful to microorganisms (which are essential for biodiversity)

Children and infants are particularly vulnerable to pesticides, which is why we highly recommend environmentally friendly pest control for those with young children. It’s all very well clear out your pest problem, only for your children to end up suffering from respiratory, neurological or skin problems.

Finding the Right Environmentally Friendly Pest Control Company for You

If you live in the Sydney area, then you’ll find that there is certainly no shortage of pest control companies to choose from. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed and you’re not sure who to hire, follow this very simple and straightforward guide:

  • Shortlist a few companies that catch your eye
  • Check for testimonials and follow up any references where possible
  • Ensure that they provide an eco-friendly service
  • Make first contact and judge how well they handle your request (you can tell a lot about a company by the way they handle your inquiries in the early stages)
  • Ensure that they have the relevant qualifications, insurance, and certification
  • Get rough quotes for the problem that you are facing and compare
  • If you’re unsure, why not see how reputable they are by reaching out on social media? You must have friends or family who has had dealings with them before (this will give you a good idea as to how friendly and effective their services are)
  • Narrow it down and ultimately, go with your gut (based on the evidence you’ve collected)

You might think that it seems like a lot of hassle to go to. And under the assumption that every single pest control company on the market uses safe and efficient pest control methods and that they are well-priced, insured and certified; then it would be. Though the fact is that there are companies out there who could potentially cause more harm than good. When inviting someone into your home to use potentially harmful chemicals that could be detrimental to your health, that of your family or your local environment, then you must take extra care when making your final decision.

How to Make Your Home More Pest Proof

If you’re reading this out of curiosity and you don’t have a pest control problem at the moment, it might be worth having a look around your property and ensuring that it has been pest-proofed. There is much that you can do to help prevent any pest problems in the future. – here’s how:

  • Plug any holes and gaps where possible (small cracks in the walls outside your home, worn sealant in windows and door frames etc)
  • Install fly-screens on your doors and windows
  • Leaving no food scraps out overnight (seal in containers and store correctly)
  • Pet food and water is to be brought inside overnight
  • Spring bins
  • Check your guttering and fix where necessary and ensure that all plumbing is secure and leak free
  • Regularly check any potential nesting places for birds and rodents
  • You can always hire a professional pest control expert to examine your property and offer advice as well

Again, you might think that this is an awful lot of effort to go to, however, if you don’t want to ever have to deal with a pest infestation then these are simple and easy tasks that can help to prevent that. By putting in a little work now, you can save yourself a great deal of stress and trouble in the long run. The reality is, a pest problem can be a terribly scary and anxiety-ridden time for you and your family, – do what you can to prevent that.

If you have any suspicions and you believe that you might have a pest infestation, then please feel free to contact us at any time. We’re always happy to help and can advise you accordingly or come out to visit your property to make certain whether you have a pest problem or not. When it comes to the creepy crawlies, you’re not alone! We’re here to help!