Mike Travers

Owner of EcoGeek Pest Control and expert in all things Pest Control!

What is the Environmental Impact of Pesticides?


It can be uncomfortable to find pests in your home, so it is understandable that many homeowners turn to rigorous pest control solutions to fix the problem. Before you rush into a chemical treatment plan, consider the potential environmental impact of your decision.

Here at EcoGeek, we are striving to provide solutions that will minimize the pests without harming the environment. We understand that it is important to protect the comfort of your home. At the same time, we also see the damage that is happening due to poor pest control practices. If you are looking for environmentally friendly pest control services, then you need to talk to our team for more information.

Pesticides Affect Other Species

When pesticides are applied, they impact more than just the target species. For example, if you are trying to treat the area for termites, then the chemicals can have an impact on other insects, rodents, and other animals as well. It is estimated that over 98% of sprayed insecticides reach a destination other than their target species.

Not only will the spraying impact everything in the area, but the chemical seeps into the ground and can affect water runoff as well. Repeated application of the pesticides can lead to serious consequences in the area.

Domino Effect: Environmental Impact of Pest Control

These chemicals can cause a number of issues with the natural cycle of life. If one species is eliminated, then it can lead to a domino effect on other animals or plants in the cycle. Additionally, these harsh chemicals can create pesticide resistance, causing people to increase the use of pesticides.

As humans and other animals come in contact with the pesticides, serious health problems can occur. These products are linked with issues such as thyroid problems, endocrine issues, mortality, infections, poisoning, impaired development, and more.

Researchers have found pesticide residue in everything from the air to the water. Even if the chemicals are applied in a specific location, the impact spreads to cause these environmental problems in many places. It is impossible to contain the effects of pesticide use in one location.

Environmentally-Friendly Pest Control Solutions

At EcoGeek, we follow a natural approach for pest control. Instead of rushing to the decision to apply chemicals in every home, we look for alternative methods that can reduce the occurrence of pests and minimize the effects on the environment as well.

If you live locally, then you should call for an in-home consultation. EcoGeek offers the solutions that you need. Call our office to schedule a time for a free consultation: (508) 280-1108

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