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THE EFFECTS OF PEST CONTROL ON THE ENVIRONMENT

The fact is that most of the negative effects of the use of pesticides is the destruction of non-target species. A ‘non target species’ is any creature or organism that is killed whilst targeting another species. eg. Wasps are targeted but bees are also killed. Some sources show as much of 92%-98% of pesticides end up in places other than where it was intended. Why?

APPLICATION IS EVERYTHING

Some forms of agricultural pest control such as crop dusting or boom spraying simply works on the principle that more is better. Saturating a zone will ultimately lead to to run-off into water courses and of course secondary poisoning of other organisms. This large scale approach is sometimes translated into our homes when irresponsible pest control operators are involved

RESPONSIBLE PEST MANAGEMENT

Responsible pest management actually uses the least amount of treatment agent possible to bring maximum effect against the target species whilst minimising the effects on non-target species. This requires a well thought out intelligent approach to the problem rather than thinking ‘more is best’.

TACTIC PEST CONTROL & THE ENVIRONMENT

Our Technicians are trained to ensure that your home is treated as a micro-environment. We use treatment agents that have the lowest mammalian toxicity and lowest risk of secondary poisoning whilst doing everything we can to limit the effects on non-target species Tactic Pest Control Townsville uses the latest in application equipment designed to ensure exactness. We use the following method when applying treatment agents to any situation

OUR S.M.A.R.T. METHODOLOGY

Specific – the right treatment agent for the specific pest
Measured – the right amount of treatment agent for the specific pest
Accurate – the treatment agent placed in the right place
Right – the right equipment used for the specific environment and pest
Timely – the right time or circumstance to apply the treatment agent
Safe – everything conducted with the protection of all non-target species in mind

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