We love to eat, our pets love to eat, and so do pests. Insects, rodents, and birds will all capitalize on an easy meal. If we aren’t careful, the easiest meal available is the one we intend for our pets. And where one pest finds a free meal, more are sure to follow.
By now, there is no denying that the pesticides we have reached for over the last few decades are harmful to ourselves, pets, and the environment. According to the CDC, 90% of Americans have traceable amounts of dozens of chemicals linked to cancer, reproductive issues, and neurological problems in our bodies.
We have been asked frequently about the importance of choosing environmentally friendly pest control options. There are a lot of preventative measures you, as a homeowner, can take that are incredibly effective and have minimal impact on the health of the environment you live in. But what happens when you need professional help?
Despite their large size and sometimes territorial behavior, carpenter bees are not considered dangerous to humans or pets. In fact, the bee you are most likely to have buzzing around your head while on the porch during spring and summer is likely male and unable to sting at all.
Only the females of the species have stingers, and they tend to stay inside their bored tunnel nests. If they feel threatened, they will defend their eggs. So just don’t stick your finger inside one of their tunnel nests, and you will be fine.
Over the last few decades, we have all become more aware of the environmental impacts of how we live. The methods we use for pest management are no exception.
Instead of reaching for a harsh one-size-fits-all can of pesticide, consider incorporating pest management into your home in an environmentally friendly way from the start. Your home is the environment you live in. Keeping it free of harmful chemicals helps protect your health.