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Is Pest Control Safe? Exploring Responsible Options in Alexandria, Arlington, & Springfield, VA

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When you think about pests lurking around your property—or making their way into your home—you probably don’t feel all that safe. After all, pests can be creepy and crawly but it’s more than that. Some can also carry and transmit dangerous diseases 

Still, that being said, you don’t want to implement a pest control solution that comes with any risks. Then all you’re doing is replacing one concern with another.

For that reason, you might be asking, Is pest control safe?

To answer that question, we’ll explain more about the methods that Kingstowne Pest Defense uses

Are Pest Control Products Safe?

To answer is pest control safe, you should look at both the products and methods used by a pest control company. While there is going to be some variation from company to company in terms of what’s utilized, the truth is, that pest control is a heavily regulated and very safe industry. The products used are quite safe.

In fact, you might be surprised to learn that some of the store-bought products that you can purchase on your own are often more dangerous.

person looking at pest control products to see if they are safe

One of the big reasons for that is the fact that those store-bought products are typically designed to be able to kill a variety of different pests. You might see on the label that it can take care of as many as a dozen different types! But the products that Kingstowne is using for pest defense are specifically targeted to certain insects (most often 2 or 3 at most). 

Another thing that we’re often using in pest control is larvicide, and in extremely low doses. It’s literally only targeting larvae. It’s not harming plants, pets, or people. The idea with larvicides is to kill insects before they even have the chance to grow into adults (and start to pose a risk).

On top of all that, whether speaking about Perimeter Pest Defense or about our Mosquito, Flea, and Tick Defense program, the products that we are purchasing are commercial-grade and more effective than anything a homeowner could purchase on their own. They’re also more pure and that generally means a small amount can go a really long way. 

We often find that homeowners who try to tackle pest control with products they’ve bought on their own say they have to keep applying them because they don’t seem to be working. Now, you might be exposing yourself to a lot more chemicals than had you let a pro handle it for you.

In general, products are typically considered safe if applied correctly—and that’s a big if!  A well-intentioned homeowner who doesn’t know how to handle or apply chemicals can potentially put themselves and their family at risk even if it was all in an effort to be safer. 

There is also the issue of storing leftover chemicals in a safe way that needs to be addressed with a DIY approach. 

Are Pest Control Methods Safe? 

Whether you’re worried is pest control safe for pets? Or maybe you’ve been asking, is pest control safe for kids?, then you should also be looking at the methods used.

It’s really important to recognize that at Kingstowne Pest Defense we are utilizing highly trained professional pest control technicians who know exactly how to apply the products they’re using. That, in and of itself, makes it safer. 

Kingstowne Pest Defense technician spraying pest control

They also know when and where on your property to treat for optimal effectiveness. For instance, perimeter pest defense, we are sticking to the perimeter of the house, around the windows, around the doors, and maybe around the garage. It’s not like we’re blanketing your entire property. That’s not necessary. We’re specifically targeting the places where pests might try to make their way into your home—and we’re creating a barrier to prevent them from getting in.

The fact that we don’t have to go into our customers’ homes is something that also gives them comfort. We think the best defense against pests is keeping them out of peoples’ homes in the first place!

That’s also why we ask homeowners to stay inside (and to keep pets and kids inside) during an application. Your safety is obviously important to us. But once the product is dry, it’s safe. And honestly, most of the time it’s almost dry before we even leave the property. 

Choosing a Pest Control Company in Alexandria, Arlington, or Springfield, VA that Makes Safety a Priority

Of course, all of these points are contingent upon the idea that you choose a pest control company who cares about the safety of their people and their clients. That means they hire well-trained professionals who follow all the proper safety protocols.

At Kingstowne Pest Defense, we absolutely make safety a priority.

We understand that pests can be a real threat so you absolutely need a solution that works. That being said, the last thing that we would want to do is add to your worries by utilizing unsafe products or methods that also raise concerns. 

We want you to know that you can have the best of both worlds with pest defense methods that are safe and effective.

By investing in professional pest control, you can gain the peace of mind that your property is being protected and your family is safe.

If you’re ready to stop worrying about the nuisance and dangers of pests on your property, request a quote, get your customized plan, and sit back and relax as you get the royal treatment.

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Krisjan Berzins - Owner, CEO

Since 1997, Krisjan has led the Kingstowne team with one simple philosophy, treat every customer like the “only” customer. His passionate pursuit of impeccable customer service has resulted in 23 successful years and a thriving company with over 65 employees, helping thousands of homeowners in the Alexandria, Arlington, and Springfield, VA area get what they want -- a worry-free property they can be proud of.