Bees AustinMany of our customers share our concern for the environment, particularly pollinators like butterflies, honeybees and Texas native bees. Honeybees are actually not native to Texas, but native bees are just as vital to the ecosystem. These pollinate a large assortment and quantity of plants, even at a greater efficiency than honeybees. So all of these are important insects that need attention.

But if you are concerned about unwanted pests and want to handle them, how do you simultaneously protect these beneficial insects?

The products used and where they are applied is key. We focus our treatments on areas of your home that are havens and access points for pests. This means inside in cracks and crevices and outside focusing along the perimeter of the home where the turf and foundation meet and around doors, windows, etc. We don’t blast pesticides all over, spray foggers in the yard indiscriminately or otherwise put beneficial insects at risk. We use natural dusts inside and sprays outside that are conservatively applied, targeted at locations where the unwanted bugs are found.

If we do treatments in yards, it’s primarily for fire ants and fleas to prevent them from entering your home. These are done with bait granules — which target fire ants specifically and can’t harm butterflies, bees, etc. — or beneficial nematodes which are microscopic parasites that go into the soil and attack flea larvae, letting pollinators fly on by.

When we treat for mosquitoes we similarly don’t fog or spray products into the air and all over the yard (which could lead to “drift” — when airborne pesticides get taken by wind currents to wherever they go). Our natural mosquito solution is applied deliberately to areas of highest mosquito concentration and activity such as non-flowering bushes, shrubs or under decks.

The result is a home that is free from pests, but a yard, ecosystem and environment that is free to thrive.

Contact us at 512-443-0123 or use our website form for a fast, free pest control quote.