As we are now fully into spring and the temperature is warming up, the number of insects and other pests appearing in our gardens is increasing. Whether it’s insects, rodents, or birds, it can feel as if from spring to autumn, it’s a constant battle to protect your garden, property and family from damage and sickness or injury. In the past, it always felt like the easiest solution for London residents, like other parts of the country, was to use strong chemical and pesticides.
Not only are these forms of pest control not nearly as effective as you’d hope, but they can also cause damage to the natural environment. Given that looking after the environment has become such a hot topic that more and more appealing are interested in, there has been a growing interest in eco-friendly pest control products and techniques.
While you want to get rid of the pests plaguing your London property, you probably don’t want to cause unnecessary pain and suffering to them.
Interestingly, aside from being kinder to the environment, there are many reasons why green pest controls the more humane option is. In the following post, we’re going to highlight some of the most important.
They Can Be Used to Target Specific Areas
Rather than being a blanket form of pest control, eco-friendly, greener options can be utilised to only target specific areas and specific pests. There are a number of insects that are actually helpful, so while you want to get rid of the ones that cause damage, you don’t necessarily want to eradicate every living thing.
As a further benefit, this also makes greener pest control solutions safer for your dogs, cats, and other domestic pets.
They Don’t Delay the Inevitable
Many traditional poisons and toxic pest control options are not especially fast-acting. This obviously causes a lot of distress and pain for the poor animal or insect that is eventually going to die. What we have found is that with greener options that are less toxic, that they are much faster acting and effective.
One of the reasons why you may be looking for greener and more human options is the fact that you don’t like the idea of having to clean up dead bodies or having them near your home. With many eco-friendly options, traps are used, that can be safely opened, releasing the animals back into the wild, away from your home.
Trapping and then releasing animals, like rats, squirrels, and mice do not cause them any undue suffering while keeping your garden safe.
As you can see, there are plenty of reasons why you should consider greener pest control solutions if you are looking for more humane ways of tackling prevailing problems in and around your garden and home. If you need further convincing, it may be worth considering the fact that they are quicker, more effective, and generally less expensive.
Find out more about green and humane pest removal options that may suit you from one of London’s best pest control teams.