For people living everywhere, pest control is of utmost importance. Irrespective of the place where your house is, the city or the country, pests are a problem and the moment you realize that your house is pest infested, you should make all efforts possible to get rid of them. Pests can be anything from small insects and bedbugs to rodents such as rats and mice. While some of them are just annoying, others can be dangerous and carriers of potentially fatal diseases.
There are several methods of pest control, physical, chemical and electronic. Physical methods include barricades and barriers to prevent pests from entering into the house and traps that will capture them so they can be gotten rid of. Chemical methods employ various toxins and other chemicals that will chase away the pests or kill them. Electronic pest control systems use digital devices to keep the pests at bay or chase them away. When making a decision about which method to use at home, one of the most important aspects to consider is the effect it will have on the environment.
Environmental pest control refers to using a system of pest control that is both effective and not damaging to the environment. Among the three categories of pest control, chemical methods make extensive use of toxins which, when disposed off contaminate the area around them. In addition, if they are used for a large area, such as an apartment or a block of flats, there are emissions that will be damaging to the surrounding environment. Physical methods are relatively more environment friendly but using traps is rather unethical and is a form of cruelty to the animals. In addition, disposal of the carcasses of animals is rather difficult too.
The most environmental friendly methods are the electronic or digital ones. They use a small amount of electricity and work by emitting either high frequency pulses that are irritating to pests or by modifying the electromagnetic field of the surroundings. This way, pests cannot adapt easily and are driven away. In addition, there are no emissions or poisonous by products to these methods. Furthermore, digital methods are not cruel to animals at all as there is no physical harm that is being caused. The animals are merely being driven away due to the creation of an unfavorable environment.
Among the myriad of electronic pest repellents available, Riddex is the most popular one. Thanks to its compact size, easy to install procedure and the very reasonable price, it is used in houses all over the country. Riddex is an ultrasonic device i.e. one that emits pulses that drive away animals. It has no fumes or emissions and no chemicals or toxins. There is nothing harmful about this to humans or even animals. The best part is that its effect works even in walls and ceilings so pests such as bats are also driven out. When pests are killed or removed from the area, there is an imbalance created in the food chain and this could upset the local ecosystem; something undesirable. Environmental pest control retains this balance and works well for all the parties involved.