Hiring Pest Control & Landscape Professionals

Pesticides and herbicides are used to control unwanted bugs and plants (“pests”). Although efficient, even when used correctly, these chemicals can harm human health or the environment, including the quality of our local creeks and rivers. Refer to the guidelines listed above for less toxic approaches and tips for proper pesticide application and disposal to protect yourself, others, and the environment. 

Pest control professionals can help you deal with your pest problem, and they have access to specialized equipment, products, and training to deal with large or ongoing pest issues.

When considering who to hire, follow these tips to find a company that practices Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and uses less-toxic approaches: