What services do we offer for pest management?
- We offer interior and exterior treatments using our selection of OMRI or NOP listed pesticides.
- We also have a selection of boric acid based baits to treat insects that are hard to spray.
- For birds we have a range of repellents and deterrents to drive them to find a new place to live.
- We also use exclusion techniques to keep birds from making nests in unwanted places.
- For mammals we have a selection of repellents to keep them away from your plants and property.
- We also have the capability to trap small mammals discreetly and effectively to keep them out of your buildings.
Why is our service better than our synthetic counterparts?
Like most premium pest management companies Wasatch Natural uses Integrated Pest Management techniques to control pests. What sets our pest management service apart is we research, test and use the most effective natural or botanical pesticides. We couple these pesticides with IPM techniques to provide the safest and most environmentally friendly pest management service in Utah.
Are OMRI and NOP listed pesticides effective?
The pesticides that we use are the precursors to many of the synthetic pesticides that are on the market today. When science began synthesizing pesticides in the 20th century they were making pesticides that were very close to the same molecular structure of the natural pesticides. The advantage they think is that while natural pesticides break down readily in the sun and rain the synthetic molecules are persistent.
The effect of the chemical is longer since natural processes have a harder time breaking these chemicals down. This in our opinion is bad since that persistence can have unintended negative consequences since it can run off, leach into the water table or be ingested by living things and negatively affect animals and people. The pesticides we use are every bit as effective but they have the advantage that they break down and won't cause any nasty surprises.
What is Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?
According to the EPA: "
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.
The IPM approach can be applied to both agricultural and non-agricultural settings, such as the home, garden, and workplace. IPM takes advantage of all appropriate pest management options including, but not limited to, the judicious use of pesticides. In contrast, organic food production applies many of the same concepts as IPM but limits the use of pesticides to those that are produced from natural sources, as opposed to synthetic chemicals."