5 reasons why you should fire your pest control company


In today’s fast-paced world, the convenience of professional pest control services is undeniable. However, it's crucial to question whether these services align with our growing awareness of environmental health, sustainability and the need for less-toxic living. Dr. Killigan's is here to offer a different perspective on managing pests, one that respects the intricate balance of our ecosystem and prioritizes the health of our families and the planet. Here's why rethinking your relationship with your pest control company could be one of the best decisions you make for your home and the environment.

1. Strive to achieve a natural balance


Contrary to the fear-based marketing tactics often employed by pest control companies, coexisting with nature doesn't mean living in discomfort or compromising your home's cleanliness. The truth is, a well-maintained home and garden can establish a natural equilibrium where insects are not pests but part of a thriving ecosystem right outside your doorstep. By fostering a chemical-free environment and incorporating plants that naturally repel insects, including bothersome house flies, we encourage a habitat that deters unwanted guests without resorting to harsh measures. This balance allows for an outdoor space where insects contribute positively, breaking down organic matter and serving as essential food sources for other wildlife.

Creating barriers and deterrents that are non-toxic, such as applying Dr. Killigan’s Dust to Dust Plant-Powered Insect Powder around the perimeter of your yard or home, and focusing on preventive measures can effectively keep your home pest-free. Simple strategies like sealing entry points and using natural repellents can be surprisingly effective, negating the need for a pest control company's routine interventions.

2. Insects as ecosystem engineers

It’s easy to overlook the vital role insects play in our backyards. They are the foundation of the food web, providing necessary nutrition for a wide range of animals, including various birds, mammals and other wildlife. Without them, the delicate balance of our local ecosystems would collapse, leading to a domino effect of problems for all living beings, including humans.

Insecticides, while aimed at controlling pests, don’t discriminate, often harming the very creatures we enjoy and rely upon for a healthy garden. The ripple effect of diminishing insect populations affects everything from pollination of plants to the survival of animals that feed on these insects. Recognizing insects as beneficial contributors rather than nuisances underscores the importance of seeking alternatives to traditional pest control methods that respect and preserve the intricacy of our natural world.

3. The hidden dangers of insecticides


The indiscriminate nature of insecticides poses a significant threat not only to pests but also to non-target species, including beneficial insects and reptiles. Many reptiles, pivotal in controlling pest populations naturally, suffer from the collateral damage caused by broad-spectrum insecticides. The toxic impact on these critical garden allies further disturbs the natural balance, often leading to a surge in the very pest populations we aim to control.

Moreover, the use of chemical pest control introduces toxins into environments where children play and families gather, with mounting evidence suggesting that these substances can have long-term adverse effects on human health, especially in children. The risk to our most vulnerable family members highlights the urgent need for more thoughtful pest management solutions.

4. Beyond the brainwashing

Pest control companies have mastered the art of convincing homeowners that their services are indispensable. However, this narrative often overlooks the power and efficacy of DIY pest management strategies that empower homeowners to take control. By understanding the behaviors and needs of pests, you can implement targeted, non-toxic measures that prevent infestations before they start, without needing ongoing professional intervention.

Educating yourself about the specific needs and weaknesses of common household pests enables you to create an unwelcoming environment for them, naturally reducing their numbers without harm to your family, pets or the ecosystem.

5. The case for DIY pest control


In light of the inherent toxicity of pesticides and their potential to harm more than just pests, there's a growing movement towards DIY pest control solutions. Opting to manage pests yourself allows for complete transparency and control over the substances introduced into your home environment. Products like Dr. Killigan’s Six Feet Under Plant-Powered Insect Spray are designed with safety, effectiveness and environmental responsibility in mind, providing peace of mind to health-conscious homeowners.

DIY pest control puts the power back in your hands, ensuring that only safe, non-toxic methods are used to maintain a pest-free home. This approach protects your family's health and also contributes to a larger ethos of sustainability and environmental stewardship.


Rethinking our approach to pest control is more than just a personal choice; it's a step towards a more sustainable and health-conscious lifestyle. By firing your pest control company and embracing natural, DIY methods, you advocate for a world where humans live in harmony with nature, rather than at odds with it. The transition to plant-powered pest management practices promises a healthier home and a healthier planet for future generations. Join Dr. Killigan's in making this positive change, and discovering the benefits of a chemical-free, eco-conscious approach to pest control.

Choosing minimum-risk DIY solutions empowers you to take control of your living environment, reducing reliance on harmful chemicals and fostering a home that supports the health of both its inhabitants and the surrounding ecosystem. With a focus on prevention, natural deterrents and targeted, safe interventions, you can effectively manage pests while ensuring your actions contribute positively to the natural world.

In conclusion, the move away from traditional pest control companies toward a more sustainable and health-conscious approach to pest management is not just beneficial—it's necessary. With the resources and solutions provided by Dr. Killigan's, transitioning to a more environmentally friendly method of pest control is not only feasible but also rewarding. It's time to fire your pest control company and embrace a healthier, more sustainable way of living that respects the intricate web of life right outside your door.

Start today by exploring the range of plant-based, effective pest control solutions available, and take the first step toward a safer, greener and pest-free home. Together, we can make a difference in the health of our homes and the well-being of our planet.

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