Is There a Boom Or Bust Coming For Natural Pest Control?

Is There a Boom Or Bust Coming For Natural Pest Control?

The world is going green. "Green" is your color of ecological stress, the impetus which compels cutting edge technology, the buzzword of this socially conscious. Concern for the natural environment and man's impact on it is bringing a ton of new products to market, and pest control isn't any exception. Environmentally-friendly pest control products and services are growing in popularity, particularly in the commercial industry. Even eco-savvy residential consumers are requesting about natural alternatives to traditional pesticides, however, their ardor often cools when faced with the 10 percent to 20% cost differential and more extended therapy intervals, some times a couple weeks.

The increasing of America's environmental consciousness, along with increasingly strict federal regulations regulating conventional chemical pesticides, appears to be altering the pest control industry's focus on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methods. IPM is regarded as only safer for your environment, but safer for people, pets and secondary scavengers such as owls. Of 378 pest management businesses surveyed in 2008 by Pest Control Technology magazine, two thirds said that they offered IPM professional services of some type.

Instead of lacing pest sites with a poisonous cocktail of insecticides designed to kill,'' IPM focuses on environmentally-friendly prevention techniques created to maintain pests out. While low- or no-toxicity services and products may also be