Responsible Pest Control Protects Wildlife

You’ll be pleased to know that we practice responsible pest control. Doing this is simply good business. Certain parts of our work are also bound by legislation, which means there are rules we have to follow. In case you’re wondering, here’s what we mean by “responsible pest control.”

responsible pest control

How responsible pest control protects wildlife 

The first rule of responsible pest control is safely disposing of pesticides used to treat household pests. In the UK there are stringent rules regarding this, and we make sure to follow these rules to the letter. For example, one of these rules is that you have a contract with special waste removal service. These people are able to properly handle the disposal of pesticides. They also do it in a way that does not harm wildlife.

UK countryside

We also use poisons sparingly and do not blanket the area with pesticides. We belong to organisations such as the BPCA and NPTA. These organisations help us use pesticides in a way that does not cause harm to wildlife.

Something else we’re very much involved in is green / eco pest control and there are green pest control options you should consider. This method of responsible pest control does not use any pesticides at all. Instead it uses alternative methods like heat treatments, which do not require poisons. In case you’re wondering, this is a method of pest control uses super-heated vapour instead of poisons. Any pest that comes into contact with the vapour is killed instantly, and the environment is protected from pesticides.

Greener pest control that is responsible pest control

Green treatments also makes use of physical pest control such as traps that do not actually kill the pests. After all, even though they are a nuisance, pests are still animals and there is no reason to kill them. With these traps a special bait is used to attract the pest. Once inside the trap it cannot escape. The trap is later taken out into nature, and the pest is released.

heat treatment thermometer

Something else we do is make sure that poisoned rodents and insects are not eaten by animals. Wild animals such as hedgehogs and birds may eat poisoned vermin. If this happens, the animal can die. To prevent this, we use enclosed traps. These are traps where the poison is tightly sealed inside. The pest enters, eats the poison, and then dies. This way other animals do not get at the pests or the poison. We make sure to frequently empty our traps, which prevents overflow.

If you’re trying to choose between pest controllers, it’s a good idea to select someone who practices these methods. This way you’ll know that the person is working responsibly and not causing unnecessary harm to nature. You’ll also rest easy knowing that you’re part of the solution and not the problem.

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