Pyrethrin-Based and Non-Toxic Insecticides: Everything You Need to Know

Have insects decided your yard is the perfect place in which to reside? Do you want to hire a pest control service but worry about the chemicals used? Learn more about why more pest control companies in Birmingham, AL, like ours use pyrethrin-based, non-toxic insecticides.

What’s Pyrethrin Insecticide?

Pyrethrin was first introduced in the 1950s and an ingredient in more than 2,000 pesticides. It comes from chrysanthemum flowers (mums), and it’s toxin to numerous insects found in the Birmingham area such as:

  • Ants.
  • Flies.
  • Mosquitoes.
  • Moths.
  • Spiders.
  • Wasps.

Pyrethrin-based insecticides are the best natural solutions for managing pests and keeping them away from your home. You can plant chrysanthemums all around your house, or you can save yourself the hassle of dealing with garden maintenance and install automatic misting systems.

Why Do Homeowners Prefer Non-Toxic Insecticides?

Many qualities make non-toxic pest control the first choice for homeowners. For starters, they pose fewer risks to humans, pets and nature than traditional pest control products. The chemical compound of pyrethrin breaks down quickly and doesn’t build up in the body or the environment. Many consider pyrethrin-based insecticides a great option for organic gardening.

How Do Misting Stations Work?

You can use automatic pyrethrin misting stations anywhere you have access to electricity and water. Program the station to spray when insects are most active, generally in the evening and at dawn. The insecticide kills any insect within the spray’s reach instantly.

Misting stations are great for widespread pest control, but they can kill valuable species too. Do you have honeybees around your home? Honeybees are essential pollinators with numerous societal benefits attributed to them. If you have honeybees on your property, install the misting stations with care.

Effective pest control using non-toxic insecticides is possible when you use the correct products and let professionals handle automatic installations. For more information about all our outdoor pest control services, call Bugs Be Gone.

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