If you want to manage certain pests in your environment, but you’re concerned about the impact of pesticides on that environment, then YardDoc is the partner for you!
We at YardDoc believe in a holistic approach to pest management as we understand we all share the same environment and we have a responsibility to safe guard that environment and all of its inhabitants.
What Is Holistic Pest Control?
At YardDoc, we recognize that all creatures contribute to the ecosystem. Even the worst “pests” play a role. We also recognize that most people don’t wish to co-habit with these “pests”.
We believe it’s possible to show compassion for both people and animals. Our pest control solutions focus more on segregation than extermination and when its about extermination then doing this in a manner that is specifically targeted and that has the least possible impact on the environment.
Our experts see themselves as part of a team, collaborating with you to choose the best solutions to create a healthy environment. We focus on removing what’s attracting pests, installing entry barriers, and a host of other solutions before we use chemical deterrents.
When pesticides are used we use the right product for the particular issue and environment so that we can achieve the desired result with the least detrimental impact, and typically using pesticides that range from more than 98% natural to a 100% natural.
YardDoc’s pest control experts have successfully used our holistic approach to treat the following pest populations:
- Ants – Ants feed on a wide range of foods, depending on their species. There are 12,000 known varieties, most of which are omnivores. They’re all foragers, scouting around the nest and leaving a trail of pheromones to help others find food. If ants are getting in your premises, we’ll help you locate and remove what’s attracting them.
- Roaches – Cockroaches have adapted to human lifestyles. They prefer sweets and protein, but they will eat anything organic. Some species live in rotting trees to consume decaying wood. The key is making the environment less attractive to roaches and blocking their access to the premises.
- Spiders – These eight-legged creatures are beneficial to the environment, eating insects and smaller spiders. Most are not harmful to people, but their appearance can be disturbing. If you don’t want them as a house guest, we’ll help dissuade them.
- Rodents – Rats, mice, and other rodents can chew through walls and make a mess of small spaces. They carry diseases and bacteria, so they’re not a problem you should ignore. We’ll help you encourage them to relocate and not to select your property in the first place.
- Mosquitoes – There’s not much good to say about these stinging pests, but chemicals used to remove them also affect beneficial insects. We’ll help you identify harborage areas and reduce populations through environmentally friendly solutions.
- Urban Wildlife – As we urbanize the city we cause wildlife populations to shift as we crowd them out of their territory. We’ll help you manage animals like foxes, rabbits, moles, and possums.
- Scorpions – These fearsome creatures eat insects, spiders, other scorpions, even lizards. They’re helpful for pest control, but their stings are painful. We’ll help you safely control pest populations.
- Lawn and ornamental pests – Our dual Landscaping and Pest Services enables the YardDoc team to identify and treat lawn and ornamental pests, such as grub worms, web worms, mites, scale etc.
Integrated Pest Management
This philosophy incorporates minimizing chemical applications and incorporating non-chemical approaches, including:
- SANITIZATION – clean-up
- EXCLUSION – close-up
- MECHANICAL – traps
- CULTURAL – plant types
Non-Chemical Pest Control
Things that you can do to make your office or home less attractive to pests:
- Clean landscape of debris regularly
- Maintain a thirty-foot band around the building
- Keep the landscape free of organic debris, stumps and unkempt plants
- Look to eliminate standing water bodies
- Look to eliminate over watering of your landscape, particularly in shaded areas
- Store wood in above ground frame at least fifty feet away from the building
- Trim tree and shrub branches away from the building
- Store indoor and outdoor garbage in containers with tight fitting lids
- Remove all indoor trash daily
- No trash should remain indoors overnight
- Scrub indoor and outdoor trash cans regularly
- Keep outdoor trash cans at least thirty feet from the building
- Store food in plastic, metal or glass containers
- Clean food preparation areas after each use
- Never store food on the floor
- Wash all dishes after use, never leave overnight
- Empty and clean grease pans regularly
- Clean stove exhaust regularly
- Pour boiling water down drains monthly
- Don’t leave pet food or water out overnight
- Ant proof pet dishes
- Vacuum pets sleeping area regularly
- Wash pet bedding regularly
INSPECT YOUR OFFICE OR HOME AT LEAST BI-ANNUALLY FOR TELL-TALE SIGNS OF PEST ISSUES
Together, we can help you maintain an environment that’s optimal for the people and the creatures that share our space. Contact us for a free quote.