Most pesticides fall into what we call a category III, which is a fancy way of saying that they will do what we want them too but they shouldn’t hurt many others.
However, whenever anyone says the words “shouldn’t” it needs to be understood that there is still a potential for harm to both pets and people, especially the young or elderly. The natural reaction to this sort of news is fear, and distance. When people hear something like “this could be dangerous” they do not want to be near it, and they begin to look for alternatives that may not be as dangerous, in this case “organic or natural pest control.” Now, most people misinterpret the word organic when it is used as part of the pest control process. Natural pest control still falls firmly with in the chemical means of pest control, and is not what we would call biological.So, if we want to get to the nitty gritty details, there are multiple different tabulations that we can cover, and here they are:
1) Biological Control
2) Chemical controls
3) Botanical controls
4) Fermentation products
5) Near-organic controls
6) Synthetic insect sides
The list above is absolutely essential to anyone’s comprehension of “natural” or organic pest control, and whether or not it is actually a safer or better option for them. The simplest answer to the question of “What is the safest?” would be yes, they are a lesser of the two evils, but IT IS STILL DANGEROUS. Organic pest control is still a threat to people and pets, even if it is all natural.
Now with all of that in mind, organic pest control is on the rise and becoming an ever more popular choice. Individuals have become more health conscious as time goes on, and that is effecting all of their choices, especially when it comes to their loved ones. It should also be noted that there are some agencies and companies that are recommending organic pest control as a better option. Below we go over a few of the most popular methods that are used in today’s market:
Botanical Pest Control Methods
Botanical pest control means that these methods derive their properties from plants that naturally repel or kill certain pests. There are a multitude of plants all over the world that have characteristics that make them natural insecticides. So, with a few of these plants they might be exceptionally harmful to insects, but they are virtually harmless to a human being; however, there are also plants that are harmful to both people and bugs. A few plants are naturally poisonous, and can even be fatal to adults in large enough quantities.
There are also a few pest control products that have their properties as a result of some microorganisms like abamectin and Spinoza. This type of pest control products is still fairly new and takes advantage of great advancements in the field of biology. The active ingredients are made in a particular medium and are then separate and particularly formulated for the use as pest-control substances. Most of the work in this field is relatively still upcoming as these areas are on developmental stages but still what is out is already working. With time and advances if biology and technology, this field is bound to expand.
There are these and many more, but you should always be informed before you make any sort of major decision, especially with your pest control company. If you need help, contact us today if you have questions, we have the experience to help.