Why is non-tox important for the environment?

Mar 8, 2023 | Blog

You may be wondering why it is so important to use non-toxic (also known as “non-tox”) pest control. When faced with a severe infestation, the first reaction is often to use a powerful chemical pesticide to quickly eliminate the problem; however, take some time to consider non-toxic alternatives. Non-toxic pest control products aid in environmental protection. Here are some of the ways non-toxic pest control benefits the environment:

Non-tox products are safer

Pesticide and rodenticide chemicals are hazardous to you, your pets and wild animals. Anticoagulant pest control is especially dangerous to people, pets, and wildlife. Non-tox alternatives on the other hand don’t contain harmful chemicals.

Lower carbon impact

Another benefit of choosing non-tox options is that they reduce the overall carbon footprint by emitting fewer greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The fact that, unlike traditional products, you don’t have to worry about contaminating water runoff and soil quality.

No strong smell

After application, conventional pest control products will often linger in the air. These products have a strong odour and will leave you and your family sitting in a stinky house inhaling toxic chemicals. Eco-friendly methods, on the other hand, have no unpleasant odours and will not linger or spread throughout your home.

Non-Toxic pest control products can even smell like chocolate, yes that’s right! Snap’Em Chocolate Lure Tabs smell like chocolate, and if you prefer a different scent, we have curry-scented Snap’Em lure tabs.

More humane

Traditional rodenticides like Warfarin, Bromadiolone, and Brodifacoum kill the animals slowly and painfully. They die from internal bleeding, which can take anywhere from 3 to 10 days. Because death takes so long, they continue to feed on the bait for a while longer, and it accumulates in their system, poisoning anything that feeds on the poisoned rodent. Non-Tox alternatives, such as our Snap Trap and Snap’Em tab combo, kill rodents instantly.

Another non-tox humane trap you can try is Peststore’s live catch cage. If you don’t like the thought of killing rodents. Then rat cages are the perfect solution. These traps are designed for humane catch and release so you can rid your home of mouse invaders without harming them and unlike many lethal traps, live traps leave you no mess to clean up. The caught rodent can simply be released into a wooded area or someplace far from the trap site.

As you can see, there are numerous benefits to using non-tox pest control. Pest control does not have to be hazardous to your health, the environment, or your cat. For more information on Peststore’s non-toxic product range, please visit our website or send an email to info@peststore.co.za 

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