What Is Biological Pest Control And Why You Should Use It

April 26th, 2024
What Is Biological Pest Control And Why You Should Use It

Pest control is a complex task that can have a significant impact on our ecosystem and environment. While synthetic pesticides can be effective for quickly removing certain infestations, the harsh chemicals inside these pesticides can bleed into the environment and ruin air and soil quality, leading to long-lasting toxic damage to wildlife and humans. 

Beyond this, pests can develop a resistance to synthetic pesticides, making them ineffective at their purpose but still causing excessive damage to the surrounding area. To meet these challenges, a new form of pest treatment has risen in popularity due to its effectiveness and environmentally friendly nature—biological pest control. 

The Benefits of Biological Pest Control

Biological pest control skips synthetic pesticides and introduces natural enemies—such as predators, parasitoids, and pathogens—to manage and reduce pest populations in a sustainable and eco-friendly way.

Think about the ecosystem for a second. When there is a sufficient number of predators in place, pests and other insects are kept in check, protecting our homes, trees, water, and soil. But when this balance is out of whack, pests can run free with no fear or consequences. 

Biological pest control aims to restore this balance by using natural predators to handle insect infestations. For instance, if your crops are under siege from soil-dwelling pests, an exterminator can introduce nematodes to target the infestation without the collateral damage of chemicals. 

Another example of biological pest control is using bacterial agents, like Bacillus thuringiensis, to specifically target harmful larvae without harming beneficial insects like ladybugs or bees.

Biological pest control can be used for many types of pest infestations and is often a better solution than traditional pesticides. If you are dealing with unwanted pests but want an eco-friendly option, biological pest control is the perfect choice.

Gilpin’s Pest Control is a family-owned business operating on the Lower Mainland in Greater Vancouver and the BC Interior including Kamloops, Revelstoke, and Sicamous. After 35 years in the business, we do a stellar job and are proud of our rapid response time. 

If you have any questions about this article or you would like to talk to us about pest control needs, please call us toll-free at (800) 770-2428