Since 1970, we’ve taken April 22 to celebrate Earth Day. This year, as we mark the 50th anniversary of that celebration, it seems more important than ever. It’s important to have a healthy, vibrant planet. Likewise, our planet needs each of us to do our part to maintain that health. This is true for individuals all across our world, but it also applies to businesses. At Suburban Exterminating, we work hard to care for the planet and our customers who – like us – call it home. Here are five ways we’re working to help the environment every day of the year:
1. We Relocate Honey Bees
That’s right! Pest control isn’t nearly as synonymous with “extermination” as some people may think. We focus on control as much as possible, and that includes the work we do with honey bee populations. It’s important to remember that these bees pollinate many of our plants and crops, making them vital to our environment. Simply exterminating honey bees would harm our ecological health. With that in mind, the risk of being stung, and of experiencing an allergic reaction, still exists. A trained professional is the safest way to make sure you, the honey bees, and the planet are taken care of. We expertly remove the bees and re-home them with local beekeepers and apiaries. We also clean and repair the area, making sure the bees won’t return.
2. We Prevent Pest Entry Points
When pests get into your home, they not only create messes and destroy structures. They also leave hazardous fecal matter and urine behind. Through our Integrated Pest Management approach, we prevent issues before they get out of hand by making sure areas where they might attempt entry are inaccessible. In instances where pests have taken up residence, we’ll do whatever is necessary to rid your home or business. Once they’re gone, our team will repair the damage and clean up the mess. A clean, pest-free space is good for all us, and the earth we inhabit.
3. We Use Traps Instead of Pesticides
Traps are a great alternative to using pesticides. The traps don’t leave chemicals around your house. Pesticides may have a time and a place, but what works best, and is in alignment with our values, is pest management. Isolating, trapping, and removing pests before considering alternative methods is just one aspect of our green pest control services.
4. We Find the Source of the Pest Before Treating
A one-size-fits-all approach to pests doesn’t meet our customer’s needs or the demands of our planet. While some companies are content to chemically treat without determining the source, the right approach starts with understanding where your unique pest issue originates. After that, we develop a clear plan to treat your problem. Only then can we confidently and correctly move forward. In our experience, this extra time on the front end prevents future infestations, repeat visits to address the original issue, and additional cost. We’re committed to being economical and ecological.
5. We Monitor Pests to Prevent Future Infestations
Dealing with your current pest problem is our immediate focus, but stopping there leaves the door open to future infestations. Our trained technicians are highly skilled at every step of the process, including the monitoring that’s necessary to make sure your home or office stays secure. That work is just one more benefit of an Integrated Pest Management approach. Monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly scheduled services ensure that your premises are inspected, especially in high-risk areas, to detect trouble before it escalates.
With Earth Day 2020 here, and with higher stakes than ever before, know that you have a local team working for you. We have been an active A+ member of the Better Business Bureau since 1995 and rated “A” on Angie’s List since 2006. Our belief is straightforward: take care of our customers, protect the planet, and the rest will take care of itself.