Garden pests are a problem for your home and the plants you are trying to grow. Whether you want to develop a healthy kitchen garden for fresh vegetables and herbs or grow some beautiful plants in the front yard, pests will make sure it’s as challenging as possible to achieve your goal. Since homeowners want to get the best possible results, they will water and fertilize their plantations frequently. While this helps the plants grow, it also makes the environment more inviting for pests such as bugs, birds, fungi, insects, and many other problems.
Once you have pests in your garden, it’s only a matter of time before they turn their attention toward your home. These intruders can cause a lot of damage to both your home and your health. Rather than using chemicals and artificial treatments, organic solutions can be a lot more viable. Here are some of the main benefits of using organic pest control solutions.
Fewer Chances Of Immunity
Artificial pest control solutions, no matter how potent they may be, only work for so long because the pests they target eventually develop immunity to that substance. Studies have shown that insects and even viral infections are able to adapt and evolve in response to the challenges they face in an environment. Similarly, through the process of natural selection, pests that are able to withstand the pesticide continue to exist and reproduce. While the pesticide is effective in removing the first generation of pests that could not withstand the pesticide, the ones that do survive are already able to handle it. Therefore, this solution becomes ineffective against all successive generations. As a result, the farmer or homeowner is constantly looking for new chemicals that will have some kind of impact on the pests.
Long Term Results
Just like how pest control chemicals are only effective for so long before pests start to develop an immunity or survive through the process of natural selection, the chemicals themselves also don’t last that long in the environment. As soon as the chemical is applied to the environment it starts to degrade and deform at a microscopic level.
With every passing day, it starts to lose its efficiency. This is why effective pest control requires the chemical to be applied on a frequent basis. In most cases, this is in 14-day or 30-day cycles. On the other hand, organic treatments for residential pest control need far less application because they have a much longer life in the environment. Especially in cases where you’re growing plants that themselves have protective properties. Organic pest control solutions can last for several months, and even when there is just a little bit of the pest control solution left in the environment, it is just as effective as it was initially.
Chemical pest controls have a negative impact on the environment in two ways. The first problem is the manufacturing of these solutions. To extract the ingredients required for their production, businesses pay little attention to the impact of their actions on the environment. Natural resources are plundered to get what is needed.
Moreover, the production process of these chemicals also negatively impacts the environment through emissions and waste materials. Pesticides, insecticides, and even fertilizers contain a number of chemicals and heavy metals that are extremely harmful to the environment. Once these products have been used not only do they impact the plants but the soil is also completely stripped of nutrients. In order to continue using that land to grow things, people have to keep using artificial additives. Moreover, the soil can take decades, even centuries, to return to its normal state and recover from the impact of the chemicals used for agriculture.
Organic treatments use ingredients that are derived from natural sources. For instance, neem oil is derived from the neem plant and is a chemical that has existed for millennia. The environment has created this chemical itself to aid in protection from pests. Pests are more receptive to these natural compounds, so they are far more effective than artificially created solutions. No matter how frequently these organic compounds are used, they will always be just as effective at combating pests as they were before.
Using fertilizers and chemicals might increase the output from a piece of land or might make it seem like your crops are of better quality because they aren’t being bothered by pests. However, the chemicals, fertilizers, and other additives have a significant impact on the quality of the crops. Especially in the case of edible products, pesticides can alter their nutritional properties and impact the flavor, smell, and look of the product. Organic solutions leave the plants and their produce unaffected.
The short-term benefits of chemical pest control solutions might make them seem like they are cheaper than organic methods. However, in the long run, organic green pest control solutions are going to cost you a lot less money. For starters, as we’ve already established, you don’t need to apply them as frequently as synthetic pesticides. Moreover, you also don’t need to keep buying new products because pests develop immunity to them or because they stop being effective. Once you’ve found an organic solution that works for you it will continue working indefinitely.
Moreover, since these solutions have a positive impact on the environment, you also get government incentives and tax breaks for using them. And finally, when you use organic methods of pest control you are also helping to preserve the environment and ensuring that future generations will be able to enjoy it.
As you can see, there are a number of reasons why organic green pest control solutions are important. Not only are they more effective than synthetic pesticides but they are also better for the environment and your pocket. So, make the switch today and start reaping the benefits of organic green pest control solutions.