Many people may be wondering if choosing organic pest control options are better — for people and the environment — than standard products, so a Santa Clarita pest control company owner is offering his opinion.
Unipest Owner Cardon Ellis believes that in order to answer this question, it would depend on the unique circumstances, which organic product is being considered and how a person individually reacts to the product.
“Organic is a very interesting word,” he said. “There are some organic compounds that are good, but oftentimes will actually do more damage in rivers and in certain settings where you wouldn’t want to use them.”
In addition, some people are allergic to certain organic products, according to Ellis.
“Women that wear makeup will know this, that if you’re allergic to a certain organic compound that’s found in natural mineral makeup, your face is going to swell up,” he explained. “So in that case, you actually need synthesized compounds literally for your own safety.”
Similarly, a severe pest infestation that could be harmful to a family’s health or a pest problem preventing a business from opening to the public could require a more powerful chemical, according to Ellis.
“When you’re dealing with the safety of your children, you also don’t want to mess around,” Ellis said. “Or if a restaurant has been shut down by the Health Department, you don’t want to be squirting diatomaceous earth in the corner hoping that 28 days later it slowly works — we need to open tomorrow.”
Keeping these various considerations in mind allows the Santa Clarita pest control experts at Unipest to make recommendations to their customers based on the best products for their specific circumstances.
“Sometimes synthesized pesticides are better, and then other times there are synthesized pesticides that are just unnecessary,” Ellis said. “So usually what my statement is, is instead of saying, ‘Oh, we go all organic,’ I just say, ‘We use the most natural, lowest impact (products) possible.”
The Santa Clarita pest and termite control company Unipest is the premiere residential and commercial pest control company for Los Angeles County. If you’re looking for pest or termite control in Santa Clarita or surrounding areas, Unipest prides itself on being your one-stop solution, and offer orange oil treatments, bee hive removal, fumigation, escrow inspections, removal of bed bugs, organic pest control and more. Residents and business owners are encouraged to call Unipest for immediate assistance!