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WHY CHOOSE ECO PEST CONTROL FOR YOUR HOME?

It works.

Eco pest control is based on common sense. Using natural solutions, it prevents pests from thriving by denying the bugs food, water, shelter and access to your home.

It's safer.

By using the least toxic methods available, eco pest control solves pest problems without risking the health of your family or pets.

It's popular.

More than 78 percent of homeowners who hire pest control professionals to manage bugs in their home ask for an eco-friendly option. Here it is!

It's simple.

Think of it as a team effort between you and your eco pest control professional. Together you’ll make decisions and simple changes to rid your home of bugs completely.

JUST BECAUSE THEY USE IT, DOESN’T MEAN IT’S SAFE.

Of course they should know. But many conventional pest controllers don’t know the real toxicity of the pesticides they’re using around your home. They may even think they’re safe.  The truth is, many are spraying dangerous stuff, and you have the right to know. Before your next spray, ask your pest controller whether he sprays these chemicals, and find out if you can opt for a safer alternative.

Pyrethroids

Trade Names: Capture, Talstar, Vaythroid, Tame, Ammo, Fury, Mustang, Decis, DeltaGard, Demand, Asana, Ambush , Pounce, Scout

Common names

Bifenthrin, Cyfluthrin, Beta-cyfluthrin, Cypermethrin, Deltamethrin, Esfenvalerate, Lambda-cyhalothrin, Permethrin, Tralomethrin


What it is

Created in a lab to mimic the insecticidal properties of pyrethrum, an extract of chrysanthemum flower, this group of pesticides disrupts communication between nerve cells.


Health risks

+ Coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath
+ Runny or stuffy nose
+ Chest painor difficulty breathing
+ Liver damage in cats
+ Highly toxic to fish

Phenylpyrazoles

Trade Names: Regent, Frontline, Termidor, Combat, Maxforce

Common names

Fipronil


What it is

Found in Frontline topical flea medicine, fipronil disturbs the central nervous system in insect.


Health risks

+ Headache

+ Nausea

+ Dizziness

+ Weakness

+ Possible carcinogen

Organophosphorous

Trade Names: Brodan, Dursban, Lorsban, Cythion, Cygon, DeFend

Common names

Chlorpyrifos, Diazinon, Malathion


What it is

Banned or restricted in 23 countries, this nerve agent blocks an enzyme critical to nerve cell function.


Health risks

+ Impaired brain development

+ ADHD

+ Alzheimer’s

+ Possible carcinogen

Carbamates

Trade Names: Carbaryl, Prokoz, Sevin

Common names

Carbaryl


What it is

Like organophosphates, this group works by disrupting an enzyme needed for proper nerve cell function.


Health risks

+ Headaches

+ Light-headedness or dizziness

+ Weakness

+ Excessive salivation

+ Nausea or vomiting

GO ECO. HIRE AN ECO-CERTIFIED PEST CONTROLLER.

Ready to go eco? Be sure your pest controller is certified by EcoWise, GreenPro or Green Shield. These agencies have developed strict standards to ensure that your pest control operator is knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated to prevention-based pest control.

Eco-certified pest controllers only work on structures like your home or office. They are trained to eradicate ants, roaches, flies, spiders, rodents, stinging insects and bed bugs.

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Download a complete list of eco-certified pest controllers in Contra Costa County.
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