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Green Termite Control

Green termite control can be an effective alternative to using harsh chemicals that can harm humans, animals and the environment. Many companies now offer a wide variety of green termite control because of the fact that people are beginning to be concerned about the effect that harmful products can have on the earth. It is important to understand all the issues that may arise when using dangerous substances, and what they may do the soil, water and air. The demand for green termite control products has risen as more and more people try to be environmentally friendly. There are many reasons to choose green termite control over a more conventional approach, and a qualified technician can discuss all the options with you. Use the free online quote form to find qualified contractors in your area and get instant quotes for all your green termite control needs.

Green Pest Control

Many people do not realize that the very best way to be green and have control over termite infestations is to prevent them in the first place. Most people think this means using treated lumber when building a home. Although this is the standard practice, there are better and healthier ideas for the elimination of the problem of termites. First and foremost in preventing a termite infestation is to build with materials other than wood. Use metal studs and concrete for as much of the structural parts of the building as possible. Whether you are building new home or replacing termite destroyed portions of an old one, you can be sure the bugs won’t come back if there is no food for them to eat. In areas where there is a termite problem, using less wood will save on any chemical treatment in the future. You can also have sand barriers installed as part of your drywood termite control to help eliminate an avenue for the pests to find the wood.

Green Control Solutions

Although green termite control starts with prevention, once you already have a house with an issue, you need something to kill the population that already exists. There are many green termite control options that can work to get rid of the termite populations in your house. The green movement has raised awareness about the fact that it is not good to put harmful chemicals into the earth. In order to control the problem you can use a variety of different ways that can be explained to you by a qualified local contractor. By choosing to control the bugs with an alternative method, you can feel good knowing the issue will be solved and you will be helping keep the world green.

One way to green up the termite control in a building is to use heat or electricity. Either of these methods can be effective at killing pests in an entire house or in a localized area. The areas would have to be cleared of objects that would be negatively affected by the heat and anything that could not be moved would need to be protected. Some holes may need to be drilled in order place electrical probes in the wood to ensure complete fatality of the nest. These alternate methods are much slower than the typical spraying of a pesticide, and therefore may have a significant cost premium. Be sure to get multiple quotes and choose the company that has the best price and service available.

Many companies have plant based or non toxic pesticides available and these can work well as a green termite control option. Ask about the effectiveness of, and any hazards associated with, all products a company is proposing to use in your home. Requesting a material safety data sheet, or MSDS, for a product is an easy way to see exactly what issues might arise. These sheets will show the ingredients as well as any safety or health concerns associated with the product. All companies should have these readily available and may even offer them in the case of environmentally friendly products. No matter what pesticide is chosen it is important that it be applied correctly in order to work properly. Having trained technicians do the work will make you feel better about the end result.

In a world where it seems like every time we turn around chemicals of some kind are being poured into the soil, air and water, it is good to know there is an alternative to using harmful pesticides. Many companies now offer a plethora of green termite control solutions that can fit any budget. Find a local contractor to take a look before the bugs destroy important structural components and cause major damage. By being kind to the earth you can feel better about the planet you will be leaving for your children and grandchildren.

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