Organic Pest Control

Organic Pest Control

Organic Pest Control can be defined as the effort to control nuisance pests in an undesired area using methods of control that do not use man-made chemicals. Historically, pest control operators have almost an unlimited arsenal of tools in their tool belt to deal with these unwanted pests. Anything from sprays, dusts, baits, to gels, can be used as long as they use it according to the product label. Are many of these products considered Organic?

 

Well, no not exactly. Using Organic products or pesticides is not something that is necessarily new to pest control, however, it has gained a lot of traction in recent years. As pest control operators, it is important to know and understand that to control pests in an organic facility you have to look beyond using pesticides as the first method of control. Controlling pests may require the use of structural sealing, mechanical traps, monitors, exclusion devices, etc. It is once those methods have been tried and proven unsuccessful that you can consider the use of pesticides. Even then, the pesticides that are approved to be used in an organic setting are not your normal pesticides. These organic pesticides will likely contain active ingredients such as essential oils, natural dusts, or insecticidal soaps.

The efficacy and residual of these products may not be as great as their non-organic counterparts but when used as a part of an organic program can prove to be effective. Whether you are a homeowner who is looking for some alternative to traditional pest control or an organic food production facility our staff can help you navigate through any questions that you may have. Give our office a call at 1-800-523-1521 and talk with one of our trained office staff for more details.