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What are Some Non-Toxic Pest Control Solutions?
You hear of pest control products advertising that they are safe and ‘non-toxic,’ but what does that mean? Unfortunately, ‘non-toxic’ can be a loose term. A product can have an active ingredient that is non-toxic but include inactive ingredients that are questionable and still allowed to be branded as being without a toxic element. When you buy a product, you want to be sure you are getting what you pay for. After all, you are buying the advertisement in good faith, thinking about your family and the home you are bringing that product into. But what are you really buying, and what are some real non-toxic pest control solutions?
What Does Non-Toxic Mean?
When you hear the word ‘non-toxic,’ you want to rest assured that you are dealing with a non-poisonous product. One that does not pose a hazard to humans or the environment, or, as Dr. Killigan’s proudly states in our motto, “powerfully eliminates bugs without harsh chemicals.” To put it simply, a method that will be safe to use in your home and around your children and pets.
But what are these toxins that we need to be wary of?
What Are Toxins?
Many toxin-free pest control methods attempt to come in a pretty package and try to convince you that they are safe. And to an extent, they can very well be. But just know that a product is as safe as what they put into it. Always check labels and see what else they are adding to that safe ingredient. Many toxin-free labeled products you will see include one of these two as their primary ingredient:
- Pyrethrins – These are the derivatives of the chrysanthemum flower. They are dried to form a powder, or their oils are extracted. Both are used to make a variety of insecticides. Pyrethrin alone is generally safe. However, when a pyrethrin dose alone is ineffective, a synergist is added to inflict a lethal dose. These synergists change the toxicity level of the pyrethrin.
- Pyrethroids – Once pyrethrin has a synergist or any other chemical added, it becomes a pyrethroid and is now toxic. Another definition of a pyrethroid is when the derivative of the flower is man-made. This, in itself, is toxic. Toxic to the insect it is now treating, and to humans who are dispensing the pesticide. And these are the products that are still deemed and labeled as safe to use by manufacturers.
While they are still safer than most of the over the counter sprays on the market, they can still cause health problems, especially among children and pets. You have better toxin-free options, but first, let’s look at what you can do around your home as a means of deterring bugs from finding your residence attractive in the first place.
What Are Some Non-Toxic Ways to Control Pest Problems in My Home?
What many people do not realize is that there are everyday things that they can do around their home that can eliminate the need for costly and dangerous chemical procedures. When you find out how they get in, where their breeding areas are, and what attracts them, then you can take measures to prevent them from coming around in the first place.
Here is where you begin:
- Seal off Entry Points. – These will include screens, seals around doors and windows, vents around A/C units and dryers, cracks in floorboards and drywall, spaces in between exposed pipes and ducts leading into the home, and any broken window or misaligned door frame can allow bugs access to your home. Seal the areas with caulk or other sealants, weather stripping, and repair breaks promptly.
- Clear Standing Water. – Mosquitoes can lay their eggs in as little water as what can fall in a child’s toy left outside in the rain. Kiddie pools, spare tires, tarps, and spaces in between homes and sheds and garages that have poor drainage are breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Drain these areas after rain to deter the attraction.
- Eliminate Clutter. – Spiders love piles of leaves, wood, and debris. As these lay around and moisture builds, their attraction only grows. Then an unsuspecting person disturbs the pile and finds themselves the victim of a bite. When creating leaf or debris piles, dispose of them promptly. When you create a woodpile, keep it lifted and off the ground to keep it relatively free of moisture. Always use gloves when retrieving wood from the pile, picking up debris, or disposing of leaves.
- Keep Trash Can Lids Closed. – Flies, bees, and wasps are attracted to open and filled trash receptacles. Keep the lids on tightly and wash them out regularly. If you notice high bee and wasp activity around your cans, keep an eye out for a nearby nest. They will build them under roof eaves of sheds, garages, and homes. Also, be wary of pet houses, hollowed out logs, and woodpiles.
- Clean Waste. – Flies breed around waste. If you have pets or livestock, you must maintain a clean yard and pen. Flies will lay their eggs in feces, and the longer it lays around, the more flies you will have to deal with as these eggs hatch. Fly eggs hatch in about 24 hours, so the quicker the pickup, the better.
But where there is a will, there is a way. You can employ all preventative measures, and it will not keep out every bug. This is when you can employ toxin-free pest control measures provided by Dr. Killigan’s.
Toxin-Free Pest Control from Dr. Killigan’s
Dr. Killigan’s offers these toxin-free products for use in and around your home:
Our most popular on contact toxin-free spray that will dispose of most insects. It does not contain pyrethrin or pyrethroids. It is made with a mixture of clove and cottonseed oils and is 100% safe to use around pets, children, and food areas of your home.
– Six Feet Under works on: Spiders, Fleas, Ticks, Bed Bugs, Roaches, Ants, Fruit Flies, Moths, Earwigs, Silverfish, Mosquitoes, and more.
Specifically designed for Pantry Moths. The toxin-free pheromone is mixed into the glue, so there is no separate wafer to deal with, like many other moth traps on the market. It is a simple trifold design, no glue touching involved. To top it off, it’s presented in a stylish design, disguising that it is a moth trap.
Explicitly designed for Clothing Moths. Just like our Premium Pantry Moth Trap, the toxin-free pheromone is mixed into the glue. The one design difference is that Premium Clothes Moth Traps have a hook built into the trap for convenient hanging from the bar in your closet. They also have a simple trifold design and are equally as stylish, hiding the fact that they are moth traps.
The Fly Inn functions like a fly ribbon, but with Dr. Killigan’s touch of class. It works by placing The Inn at the bottom of a windowsill, affixed to the window by two suction cups. The flies crawl inside the trap, and the toxin-free glue does the rest. The beautiful style of The Inn leaves your guests clueless that you have an insect control product on display.
The Insect Buster is a Bulb that is designed to disperse Diatomaceous Earth (DE.) DE is a powder insecticide that is non-toxic and non-poisonous. It is known to be safe for humans and a safe alternative to traditional insecticides. Dr. Killigan’s Insect Buster bulb is sturdy, easy to aim, and easy to store with DE powder inside of it.
The Final Word
All of Dr. Killigan’s products are all-natural, 100% children and pet safe, non-toxic, and even organic when possible. Our dream is a life without bugs, safely, peacefully, and full of class.
Our team of professionals is dedicated to perfecting the art of Killing Them Softly™. We have designed 100% toxin-free products that are not only safe, but are also created with style, restoring peace of mind and returning “classy” to your home.
We are continually raising the bar in toxin-free pest control remedies. All our products come in a design that is pleasing to the eye and carries a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are not satisfied for any reason, contact us, and we will not hesitate to make things right.