Talks about climate change have led to increased awareness of the effects of man’s actions on the environment. As more and more groups are rising up, demanding environment-friendly methods, products and services, businesses must adapt and listen to the hearts of their consumers. Nowadays, it is a huge selling point if a service provider offers Eco-friendly services, and Sydney Pest Control are not exempted.
While it is easier for some companies to ride the Mother Nature bandwagon, the pest control industry is still undecided. After all, the industry deals with killing pests, which are technically still creatures of nature. Exterminating pests will always benefit humans because pests bring disease and destruction, but there’s only so little that the industry can work with to make it more “green”.
One thing the industry has done is to employ Eco-friendly variations of their extermination services. They call this biological pest control, and it entails the use of non-chemical methods to kill pests. Many Sydney pest control companies are now offering this service, and many consumers are happy about it of course. However, there is much debate regarding the relevance of this method. If you’re interested in getting biological pest control services for your home or office, here are both sides of the argument.
Pros: Safer and Healthier
The goal of pest control is to eliminate pests quickly and thoroughly. However, the situation is similar to that of a terminally-ill patient who needs to undergo severe treatment to cure his disease. Sometimes the treatment process can be more devastating than the disease itself. The same is true for pest control.
When using chemical agents for pest extermination, their effects can apply to other inhabitants of a home or building. Most Sydney pest control companies take pains to ensure that their consumers are safe from the side effects of chemical agents. In case of a thorough fumigation, they advise the occupants to stay away until a number of days has passed to prevent health hazards.
However, when it comes to strong chemical agents, you can never be too sure. Even if the obvious signs of fumigation (e.g. strong odors) is gone, there is so much more than meets the eye. Residue, even in trace amounts, can affect children and pets. Chemical pest control substances have been linked to allergies, asthma, and other health problems.
Cons: Efficiency Problems
The biggest selling point of biological pest control methods is that it is safer for the occupants of the building. Chemical agents bring about side effects, which some homeowners may not want to risk. Biological pest control uses formulation that is free from chemicals. If there are chemical compounds on their fumigation sprays, it is kept to a minimum and safe amount.
While this is good for people’s health, the efficiency is not guaranteed. Because the formulation contains no chemicals, it is less potent. If there’s one thing about chemical pest control, it’s that it gets the job done, while the same cannot be said of biological means. Biological pest control methods might be efficient for small jobs like homes, it is not a practical choice for large scale exterminations like huge office buildings and even agricultural lands.
All in all, it’s not a bad thing to have biological pest control as an option. Although you may not end up using it, it’s nice to know that Sydney pest control companies are offering those kinds of services for environment-conscious consumers. Now that you know both sides of the argument, it’s up to you to decide which method you’d prefer.