Going Green: Environmentally Friendly Pest Control

When it comes to ridding your home of unwanted guests, most people want to go the environmentally-friendly pest control route. It’s safer and well, better for everyone. Keeping Mother Nature top of mind while ridding your house of unnecessary visitors isn’t a novel idea—but it’s definitely something homeowners are focusing more on during the age of ‘going green’ and being as sustainable as possible. Here’s what you need to know about environmentally-friendly pest control options and some things to consider.

What to Look for in a Pest Control Company

Some pest control companies focus on integrated pest management techniques. These techniques use environmentally responsible (or EPA-approved “Reduced Risk”) pest control products. Additionally, some companies claim they exclusively use green products—but only do so on the interior—so be diligent in questioning your pest control service beforehand. 

If green pest control is a top priority for you, be sure to ask your pest control service about their specific application methods, usage of harmful products and whether or not they are involved in these programs—you’ll get a good sense of whether you want to move forward and use them for your pest control problems or not. 

Green Options at ScherZinger Pest Control

If you’ve tried to solve your pest control problems on your own but aren’t making any progress, the experts at ScherZinger Pest Control are at the ready. ScherZinger offers Integrated Pest Management (IPM) on all services and for commercial buildings—and that includes adhering to the U.S. Green Building Council’s pest control guidelines. These two sets of guidelines are similar but also have nuances, all of which we meet on every service. We are not a “spray and hope it works” pest control company—our IPM approach is environmentally-friendly and our technicians are trained to look at conditions and make recommendations based on the specific pest situation. 

ScherZinger also are pioneers, engineering new standards for ways of eliminating and controlling bugs and pests. Our team actively works as researchers, partnering with the Ohio Department of Agriculture, the Ohio Pest Management Association and industry-leading manufacturers to help develop integrated methods for safely managing pests.

Got termites? ScherZinger uses the Sentricon® System for termite colony elimination. It’s the most effective and only green system to treat termites, as well as the winner of the Presidential Green Chemistry Award. It’s also one of the safest systems, developed to respect the environment and therefore ideal for schools, medical centers, multifamily homes, hotels and more.

ScherZinger’s signature bed bug solution, Heatigation℠, has proven to be a great alternative to traditional elimination treatments (though traditional treatments may still be necessary given the severity of your bed bug situation). Heatigation is a one-day controlled heat treatment that kills all stages of bed bugs, from egg to adult, in every corner and crevice. It uses environmentally safe measures to raise the ambient air temperature throughout your home to a level that is lethal to bed bugs. Our highly-trained technicians will even remove any visible bed bug debris using a HEPA vacuum.

Unlike most professional exterminators, ScherZinger’s first response isn’t to recommend repetitive and intrusive chemical treatments—we much prefer environmentally-friendly pest control. Our go-to Heatigation approach is what we turn to initially—but we are also well versed with classic chemical solutions if your situation warrants. 

We’ve Got You Covered

ScherZinger Pest Control, a trusted pest control company in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas, including Dayton and Columbus. We’ve been pioneers who have engineered new standards for ways of eliminating and controlling bugs and pests. Contact us by phone at 1-877-748-9888 or through our website or Facebook.