Eco-friendly Pest Control
Whether you call it earth-friendly, eco-friendly or green, Arrow Exterminators, Inc. is committed to providing effective and environmentally conscious pest control service for our customers.
One of the ways we do this is by practicing Integrated Pest Management (IPM), an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest control, which we have advocated for many years. IPM is a combination of common-sense practices and methods of inspection and treatment. We rely on current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. In short, we identify the pest, its habits, habitat and food source. We employ the best available pest control methods to manage pests and pest damage with the least possible hazard to people, property and the environment.
One of the natural extensions of IPM is the use of use naturally occurring and low risk materials as the primary pest control material instead of a synthetic pesticide. For this, Arrow Exterminators, Inc. chooses EcoSMART Pesticides. EcoSMART’s technology is based on the natural defenses that plants and trees use for their self-protection against insects and pathogens. Unlike other botanical pesticides, EcoSMART’s patented formulas are combinations of organic plant oils that target and block a key neurotransmitter receptor site found only in insects and other invertebrates.
As a home or business owner, you can be part of the eco-friendly solution. There are many things that you can do to “exclude” pests from from your home. These are often simple tasks that you can do yourself or we can provide the service for you.
- keep ivy and other ground cover off of your home
- cut any limbs which overhang gutters and your roof
- make sure windows and doors do not have cracks and screens are in good working order
- make sure mulch is not up against your exterior siding
- move firewood away from the house
- properly store garbage
- properly store pet foods
- keep gutters free and clear of debris
With exclusion methods in place, we are often able to reduce the amount of chemicals we use.
Arrow Exterminators, Inc. uses state of the art strategies to set pest action thresholds, to monitor pest regularity and to prevent pest problems. Our control methods make use of chemicals judiciously or are organic (plant-based) in nature. We approach any pest issue with top notch technical skill and an eco-friendly attitude.