Organic Pest Control & Management
Killingsworth is focused on two things when it comes to pest control – results and the environment. That is why we have developed a 100% organic pest control solution.
What is Organic Pest Control Anyway?
Natural, green or organic pest control is rapidly becoming services customers are demanding, as well as the use of natural products as part of the pest management toolbox. The term "green" has become a trendy catchword, and is used with respect to pest control and pest control chemicals and equipment.
Many individuals and groups advocate the use of “natural” pesticides, and insinuate that since they are found in nature, and are not synthetically produced, they are therefore safer to use. While many natural products, such as inorganic minerals (boric acid, limestone, diatomaceous earth) or botanicals (pyrethrum, limonene, and many others) may be of a low order of toxicity, this cannot be assumed as a generality for their groups. For example, strychnine and nicotine are both plant-derived, and yet are highly toxic.
Charlotte organic pest control is not about pesticides. It is about the overall to pest management in a manner that reduces the impact on the environment. Not all natural pesticides necessarily fit into green pest management. It is the manner in which the product is applied that is of importance, and products such as enclosed insect bait stations maybe labeled as “green” even though the active ingredient is synthetic.
In the overall goal of reducing any negative impact on the environment, while still managing pest problems that affect our customers, we must emphasize:
- Proper identification of the pest and understanding its biology and habits
- Habitat modification to remove conditions conducive to the pest presence
- Exclusion to prevent entry to structures
- Inspection and monitoring to verify the presence of the pest
- The use of non-chemical control measures where appropriate and effective
- The use of the least hazardous chemicals where appropriate and effective
Green pest control should also evaluate every other aspect of the business in the goal of lowering any negative impact on the environment. This includes efficient use of vehicles to reduce gas usage, recycling of all containers and other waste products if possible, good building maintenance for efficient energy use, and other areas not directly related to the control of pests.
Organic Pest Control Service Area
Killingsworth Environmental is one of the leading pest control companies in North and South Carolina. We proudly offer
Gastonia and Charlotte
organic pest control services and exceptional customer care.
Contact Killingsworth for Organic Pest Management in Charlotte and the surrounding areas
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