Why You Should Make the Switch to Safe Mosquito and Tick Control
Synthetic pesticides work well for mosquito and tick control at residential properties — but at what cost? If you are a health-conscious person who makes an effort to prioritize the wellbeing of your family, your pets, and the environment, you may feel stuck between living with insect pests that thrive during the warmer seasons and spraying your yard with toxins.
Public health has long been at risk from the use of pesticides in agriculture. At least 15 pesticides are known to cause health problems in humans, and many more are being carefully studied to assess whether they are truly safe.
It doesn’t look like there’s any sign of the agricultural industry abandoning their use of pesticides anytime soon — but this doesn’t have to be the story of your yard! Fortunately, there’s a solution that’s safer for you and the environment. Understand the facts regarding why you should be cautious when considering traditional pesticides and learn more about alternative essential oil-based solutions to rid your home environment of mosquitos, fleas, ticks, and more.
How Mosquito and Tick Control Affects You & The Environment
1. Toxic Pesticides Can Affect Your Family’s (and Pet’s!) Health
Traditional pesticides use synthetic chemicals to alter the nervous system of insects. If a mosquito, for example, ingests or encounters too much of a pesticide, it would likely die quickly from paralysis due to its muscles being overworked and overstimulated. The chemicals in traditional pesticides change how the bugs’ nervous systems function. Do you ever wonder what these chemicals, even in small doses, might do to your — or your pets’ — bodies?
Many researchers are concerned with this topic as well. Even if you don’t work directly with pesticides, it’s possible to be exposed to them on a regular basis through the food you eat and the chemicals you use on your own lawn. Lower levels of pesticides might not be lethal to you in the way they would be to a tick or mosquito, but they might adversely affect your central nervous system enough to cause health problems and contribute to several different nervous system disorders, such as dementia, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis.
2. Pesticides Are Highly Toxic to Bees
Pesticides don’t discriminate! Along with killing unwanted pests, they’ll harm vitally important insects needed for pollination.
You’ve probably heard a lot of media hype during the past decade or so about saving the bees. What exactly does this mean, and why should you care about the bees? It’s not just a “hippie” concept: Bees are considered to be a very important species whose extinction would alter life as we know it on this planet. They pollinate our crops, help with agriculture, and contribute to the local biodiversity. It’s estimated that bees add about $24 billion to the agricultural industry in the United States alone! You can see that these numbers quickly add up around the world.
The more we as individuals can protect the lives of our local bees, the better off our crops — and our lifestyles — will be as a result. Synthetic pesticides may be great at providing quick, convenient mosquito and tick control, but they do more than they need to when they kill off helpful species such as bees that help us produce our own food.
A Safer Solution for You and the Environment
You may have heard that there are several types of plants, such as rosemary, citronella, and lavender, that you can place around your living area for mosquito and tick control. At Bee Friendly Pest Control, we take this idea a step further by combining natural essential oils into a proprietary blend that effectively provides mosquito and tick control, while not damaging their nervous system (or yours!). We include thyme, peppermint, cinnamon, and rosemary oil, to name a few.
Spraying your yard with an oil blend is a far more effective treatment than simply planting shrubs around the perimeter. Depending on the size of your yard, these plants may not fully repel all types of bugs that you wish to prevent, or you may spend more time than you wish caring for these new plants. By all means, feel free to plant them — but these plants alone will not fully prevent mosquitos and ticks.
Contact Bee Friendly Pest Control Today
Now that you know more about synthetic pesticides and their potential to cause harm to the human body, you may wish to choose a natural alternative to your pest control issues rather than suffer through a summer of mosquito bites and tick inspections.
We offer various treatments, such as flea, mosquito and tick control, that cover the entire yard safely and without harmful pesticides. You and your family will be able to enjoy the outdoors immediately without having to worry about pests or synthetic toxins.
Other treatments we offer are targeted toward preventing common house pests, such as spiders, silverfish, and yellow jackets, from making nests inside your home. Talk to us about your home’s issues and we can help you devise a plan for the most effective, and safest, mosquito and tick control for the upcoming season!
We can help you plan for your specific outdoor space as well as your home’s future pest control needs as we offer non-toxic, safe removal of hornets and bees as well. Get a free quote from us or reach out for more information about how our products work in your yard. We’d love to talk to you about how all-natural, food-grade essential oil products can add to the health of your yard and your life!