Beyond Pesticides' Safety
Source for Pest Management
Are you looking
for a pest management or lawn service company that does not use dangerous
It is difficult in today's marketplace to sort through the safety claims
and the meaning behind words such as "safe" or "harmless." Because of
this, we have put together a growing directory of companies that are interested
in providing the services you want, without poisoning you, your family,
or the environment. The directory is intended to be used for pest problems
in homes, lawns, commercial sites, schools, parks, golf courses, and more.
you use this directory, a word of caution.
Companies are listed in the Safety
Source for Pest Management because they have completed the Beyond
Pesticides survey and indicated that they use one or more practices and/or
materials that we categorize as "non-toxic"
or "least-toxic." Note that one concern that separates
the toxic pesticide category from the least toxic pesticide category is
the volatility of the chemical and its ability to vaporize or volatize
into the ambient air. For instance, a bait with boric acid is non-volatile,
while a bait with chlorpyrifos is volatile.
We include in this directory the companies' survey responses in their
own words so that you can see them for yourself. Many of the companies
in the directory operate businesses that we consider "mixed operations"
because they may also use products that we classify as "toxic."
As a customer, you must
talk with the service provider about the products that they use,
inform yourself on their potential to cause adverse effects, and decide
what makes sense for you.
This directory provides
a number of links that should provide you with assistance. If a service
indicates the use of a pesticide product, the directory provides a link
to a factsheet on the product's active ingredient.
If you know of a pest management company that should be listed in this
directory, contact us with their name and contact information. Please
send us an email with this
information. If you operate a pest management company and think your
company belongs in this directory, please get in touch by email or other
means. Please consider completing the National
Least-Toxic Service Providers Directory Survey*, which you can find
on the Beyond Pesticides website.
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