Pest Management (Big Green Solution)
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
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 Concord, Denver,
Gastonia and Charlotte organic
pest control services and exceptional customer care.