Non-toxic pest control vs. professional

POSTED: 1:27 PM PST January 9, 2013    UPDATED: 10:18 AM PST January 24, 2013 

By Harriette Halepis, Networx

Getting rid of pests can be tricky, but you should know that you have many different pest control options. Aside from purchasing toxic chemicals, there are some other (more appealing and environmentally friendly) options.

Non-Toxic Pest Control Options

The first thing that you will have to decide is whether you want to control pests in a humane manner or whether you'd rather just kill them. If you choose to go the humane route, there are many different types of pest control products that you can use.

Of course, there are also pest control products on the market. Many of these products contain harmful chemicals and toxins. Chemicals such as Acephate and Bifenthrin can cause harm to both the environment and any humans that may come in contact with these toxins. If you are going to use a chemical repellent, make sure to purchase one that is comprised of non-toxic ingredients.

When to Call the Exterminator

There are many different reasons why calling an exterminator may be your only option. If any of the following scenarios sounds familiar, then it may be time to call the top pest control professional in your area.

As with most other home-related issues, you can attempt to control pests on your own. In most cases, fighting a pest problem with an off-the-shelf solution is entirely effective. It's only when those off-the-shelf products are no longer working that it's time to call in the professionals.

Source: http://www.networx.com/article/product-effectiveness-comparison-of-stor