Do Non-Lethal Pest Control Methods Really Work?

March 20, 2020

In West Palm Beach, pest control is a very important issue. Due to the environmental conditions, pests can survive all year round. However, even for seasoned exterminators like Empire Pest Defense, there is a pertinent question that needs to be answered. Do non-lethal pest control methods really work.

The answer to that question is a really difficult one for a variety of reasons. You will barely ever get a straight answer from a pest control professional.

One of the reasons it is so difficult to get an answer is because pest control methods depend on the skill of the one implementing them. The most honest answer is that they can work if done correctly and for the right reasons. There are plenty of effective non-lethal pest control methods such as ultrasonic frequency producing instruments, pest repellent plants, non-lethal electrocution, and traps.

One of the reasons why many people do not implement non-lethal pest control methods is because they think that you cannot get rid of pests without killing them. Well, that is simply not true. Many people also implement humane pest control methods because they want not to hurt the animal. It is almost impossible to eradicate pests without some pain and this would be using non-lethal strategies wrongfully.

The following reasons are why non-lethal pest control methods are not often implemented:


Non-lethal pest control methods are usually more expensive since you have to take extra measures not to kill the animals. Unlike spraying a deadly chemical, letting the pests ingest them, and collecting their corpses, non-lethal solutions such as the ultrasonic sound emitter are quite expensive.

Therefore, many people due to financial constraints prefer a cheap method that will be effective. Money is of course of supreme importance to the majority of people and understandably so.

Require A Lot Of Work

Getting rid of pests from your property without killing them is simply tedious. In addition to catching or trapping them, you also have to put in an extra effort not to kill them.

All pest control methods require the exterminator to do some work. But the added lifesaving element takes its toll.

For example, a lethal trap would kill the animal and all you would have to do is throw it away. On the other hand, when using a non-lethal trap, you have to trap the animal and then transport it to a place where you can release it which means more work.

Takes Too Long

If you have pests in your home particularly if it is full-scale extermination, non-lethal pest extermination methods will not cross your mind. You will be looking for a way to get rid of the pests as soon as you can, which is understandable.

More humane methods of pest control require significantly more time. You can clearly illustrate this by looking at two pest control methods: the rat trap and the bug zapper.

Because of how long it takes to exterminate pests in a non-lethal way, many people prefer deadly methods to save time.

As you can see there are plenty of reasons not to implement non-lethal pest control methods. However, if you have the patience call Empire Pest Defense today for a consultation.


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