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The Benefits of Eco Friendly Pest Control

By Brian, September 16, 2014

When you spot the signs of a termite infestation in your home, it’s natural to want to jump to outdated methods of eradication. While traditional tenting and fumigation techniques have been employed successfully for decades, they are often odious tasks that fill a house with harsh chemicals and leave you and your family homeless during the process. Savvy homeowners are turning to new, eco friendly pest control methods that are just as effective as their traditional counterparts without relying on toxic substances. Here are three benefits to green termite control

 

Do It Yourself

 

One of the best benefits of eco friendly termite solutions is that they start with you.  Reputable companies such as Planet Orange have developed proper prevention techniques that minimize your chances of encountering a termite problem, thus saving you treatment costs. There are some easy things you can do to safeguard your home and make it less enticing to unwelcome pests. Firstly, keep all of your food in airtight containers. Termites are looking for food; don’t be an easy target. Keep your kitchen clean and make sure to wipe down surfaces after eating to avoid accumulating crumbs. If you can, take extra precaution by sealing off the entrances to your home where pests are likely to enter.

 

Low Toxicity

 

If you need professional backup, enlist the help of an eco friendly exterminator. Check to see what kinds of chemicals a potential technician typically uses before hiring. Some green pest control providers, for example, simply rely on oil extracted from the rind of an orange to do the job. It can be injected into wood the same as traditional chemicals and is just as effective. While higher concentrations are deadly to termites, they are completely safe to you, your family, and your home.

 

Stress Free Extermination

 

Besides being friendly to you, your home, and the planet, eco friendly termite solutions are also hassle-free. Unlike outdated tenting methods, you never have to leave your home during the process. Planet-conscious pest control methods are extremely low in toxicity. They are safe for you and your family to be around during the extermination process and do not fill your home with unpleasant chemicals.

 

These are just some of the great benefits of eco friendly termite solutions.

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