Our hope is that this post will prompt at least one reader to start questioning their pest control company and ask “why” before using chemicals to manage pests. Not all treatments have lasting impacts on our environment however, we urge you to question the need for certain chemicals. The good news is that by doing so, you will not only be helping to save the environment, but you will also save money.

Perth pest companies are making a lot of money by spraying unnecessary chemicals into our environment.

Since when did all bugs become bad? The number one sales pitch for pest companies is that they will eradicate all living things on your property. We are questioning why this is considered a good thing.

  • Bird species are declining.

  • Bee populations are under threat.

  • Termites are actually critical in natural ecosystems. They help recycle dead wood from trees, their faeces fertilize plants, and they aerate the soil.

There is so much we do not know about how insects benefit our ecosystem. If the truth about the types of chemicals being used and the quantities being sprayed were revealed, you would be appalled! Fipronil is the most used chemical; our next email will explain its effects.

It is time for us to become aware and start managing pests better. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interactions with the environment.

Regular inspections are the best way to manage pests however, most treatments can be applied yourself. Please read the attached document that we provide to all BCI WA clients during their inspections. It outlines five common pests and how to get rid of them yourself.

Please circulate this information to help increase awareness of this serious issue. We challenge you to tell just one person about this email, we could start to see the impacts within a year.

 

If you have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us on 08 9474 5720 or “click here” to fill out our general enquiry form.