Pest control is an issue that almost every homeowner or landlord will need to consider at some point – and being proactive about it is the ideal approach to keeping your property free of common household pests that include:
- Bed Bugs
- and many more
Many people have concerns about the safety of pest control treatments, as chemicals are used to repel and eliminate pests. Are these safe for humans, other animals, and the environment?
How Has Pest Control Evolved?
Pest control methods have changed dramatically in recent years – but have always used chemicals as one option. Even in ancient times, chemical substances were used to kill pests – records dating back to the ancient Sumerians of 5000 years ago describe using sulphur-based compounds to kill troublesome insects.
The pest controllers of the 1900s used organophosphates in large amounts and an uncontrolled manner. Properties would be practically fumigated with these, spreading airborne chemicals that killed pests but also caused acute and long-term human issues including migraines, cancer, respiratory illness and cardiovascular disease.
Is There Such a Thing as Natural Pest Control?
Numerous websites recommend organic pest control tips using no pesticides at all. Instead, home remedies are offered that might include using a mixture of water and white vinegar, soapy water, insect-repelling herbs, essential oils, companion planting (for gardens), physically removing pests by hand, and various other solutions like feeding pets inside or keeping a cat to eliminate rodents!
Unfortunately, these measures are ineffective against a pest infestation. Certain pesticides must be used to kill and mitigate the risks of pests to your home and your family.
One common “natural” product, Pyrethrin, contains natural plant extracts, and it can be used to reduce pests. However, once it has dried, it is completely ineffective.
It’s also important to avoid using over-the-counter pesticides in your home. The effectiveness of these is extremely limited, and they can pose significant health risks to your family, especially to small children and pets.
Everyone who has issues with pests eventually calls a pest control professional – so why not sort out the problem once and for all, from the outset?
Using pesticides is the only method of controlling pests in any meaningful way. “Natural pest control”, as we define and use it at Proactive Pest Solutions, uses the safest available pesticides in the smallest effective volumes. It also means selecting the right pesticides that are designed to treat the specific type of pest we are targeting.
One of the common products used today is Deltamethrin. This is a very safe pest control chemical that has an extremely low toxicity level.
All pesticides are potentially hazardous, but the ones we use are toxic only to the pests we treat. They have been created to be as safe as possible for humans, family pets, other local wildlife, and the environment. Furthermore, our application methods limit exposure to the chemicals by everyone except the pests they are targeting.
Why Work with Proactive?
Proactive Pest Solutions offers safe, natural pest control Sunshine Coast services for your home.
Modern pest control methods in Australia are much better than they used to be. They are more effective, as well as being much safer (and more pleasant) for you and your family, including your pets.
Effective pest control does require the use of certain chemicals, but we take your ongoing health and safety very seriously, as well as that of the local environment. While the chemicals we use are certainly toxic to pests, they are not toxic for humans, cats, dogs, rabbits, and other domestic animals. As such, and they are safe for use in homes with children and pets.
Our experienced pest control technicians are all highly trained in our field of work and we strictly enforce all WH&S measures to ensure the safety of the chemicals we use both inside and outside your home. We apply the appropriate treatments in strategically measured volumes, using specialised equipment, and our application methods ensure that the product binds to the surface in minutes, drying quickly and leaving no hazardous residue. The only ongoing risk from our natural pest control on the Sunshine Coast is to the pests you need to repel and eliminate.
Within your house or apartment, we usually spray our treatments in low-traffic areas, including corners, along skirting boards, and in the backs of cupboards. These are also the places pests are most likely to be found – so it’s extremely effective. Please, however, do tell us at the time of booking if you have pets and what kind so that we can be fully aware and provide any recommendations as required. Depending on your circumstances, we may advise that you confine pets to a certain room or area while we work, or take them out of the home for an hour or two.
We also need to be aware if you have a birdcage or fish tank/pond, as extra precautions must be taken for aquatic life when we apply our pest control treatment.
Choose Proactive Pest Solutions for Peace of Mind
Spring and summer are the peak time for pest issues in Australia, and the humid, hot climate here on the Sunshine Coast is perfect for pests to thrive. Don’t let them move in and make themselves comfortable at your home! Say goodbye to ants, cockroaches, spiders, termites, and other little nasties before they have a chance to settle in – call us today!
For the very best in safe, effective, natural pest control on the Sunshine Coast, look no further than Proactive Pest Solutions. Our unique approach to safely protecting your home and your family from pests is 100% WH&S compliant and our commitment to delivering outstanding customer care and service is unsurpassed.