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Demystifying All-Natural vs Synthetic Pest Control

Updated: Feb 16, 2023

Homeowners, companies, schools and municipalities have been using "synthetic" or NON all-natural/organic pesticides for many years. A common synthetic pesticide often used to control ticks and mosquitoes is Bifenthrin (the active ingredient found in both the Talstar brand name and generic bifenthrin pesticides). Although these synthetic chemicals are known to be effective - they are proven to be harmful to humans, pest and the environment (both short and long term). So is there an all-natural, effective and affordable alternative?

Yes, I am glad you asked.


Everyone now has the option to use all-natural tick and mosquito pest chemicals instead of synthetic toxic chemicals such as Bifenthrin for several reasons.

Let's explore and compare below:



Health Concerns

Synthetic chemicals such as Bifenthrin have been linked to numerous health problems such as skin irritation, respiratory issues, and even cancer. The U.S. EPA classifies bifenthrin as a possible human carcinogen. All-natural tick and mosquito control options, on the other hand, are less likely to cause any health problems.


Environmental Impacts

Bifenthrin is highly toxic to aquatic life and can persist in the environment for long periods, posing a risk to animals and plants. It's also very highly toxic to bees. All-natural tick and mosquito control options are biodegradable and do not pose a threat to the environment.


Effectiveness

Although synthetic chemicals such as Bifenthrin may provide quick and effective control of pests, they can also lead to the development of resistance in pest populations, making them less effective over time. All-natural tick and mosquito control options are often just as effective, if not more so, and do not contribute to the development of resistance in pests.


Here at GreenScreen Pest Solutions, we only use proven and tested all-natural products. For example, a 24 hour study showed that we had 100% knockdown of mosquitoes within the first 4 hours, and 100% knockdown of both mosquitoes and ticks in the first 24 hours. As compared to Bifen IT (Bifenthrin) which took 48 hours to reach 100% knockdown of both mosquitoes and ticks. Also, a residual life study showed that we had a 28-day, 100% knockdown of mosquitoes. For ticks, we showed an 80% knockdown rate on the 14th day, but since ticks do not migrate like mosquitoes do, that is why a 21-28 day retreat rate works perfectly.


Sustainability

Using all-natural tick and mosquito control options is a sustainable and responsible approach to pest control. By avoiding synthetic chemicals, homeowners can help to reduce the overall impact of pesticides on the environment and public health.


In conclusion, the data is clear that homeowners should opt for all-natural tick and mosquito control options instead of synthetic chemicals like Bifenthrin and others. All-natural is a safer, more sustainable, and just as effective approach to pest control.


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Feb 17, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

love the fact that you guys have a 100% knockdown of mosquitoes vs the traditional stuff.

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