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We take safety and the environment seriously

Keeping customers safe.

Protecting our customers, animals and the environment is our most important job. We do this in multiple ways.

Public Sanitation

Pestilence has always been a problem and brings with it disease. The Black Plague, which killed as many as one of two Europeans in the 14th century, was spread by pests. Then it was rats that carried the fleas which carried the plague. Ironically, once people realized this and begun culling rats in large numbers, it actually may have worsened the problem as fleas moved to human hosts. This is why at Guardian we strategize pest management and don't just "exterminate".

But keeping pest populations under control is critical to protecting our homes and neighborhoods, our food supply and our businesses. Without pest control, disease runs rampant with pests.

No Indoor Spraying

As with anything, there are exceptions, but as a general rule much of the Pest Control Industry has moved its spraying to the outdoor perimeter of the structure as the primary focus. We go further and simply use no indoor wet sprays or aerosols as the mainstay of our treatment protocol. This reduces the exposure of people and pets to pesticides. While modern pesticides are heavily regulated for safety, it still is our view that no chemical is better than safe chemicals. What we do instead is use a combination of baits and dusts, placed strategically in cracks and crevices that admit to very little possibility of contact with people and pets. 

Eco-friendly Materials

In addition to limiting what form of application we use indoors, we also strive continuously to field less and less toxic materials. Some companies will claim they can properly protect your home with organic materials. They can't. They just aren't effective and the ones that work somewhat are generally intolerable to be around. While our active ingredients are synthetic, they are specifically made to be safe. As an example, a popular product people use is Diatomaceous Earth, which does work. It's also abrasive and can cause issues if inhaled. We use a synthetic version that is actually safer and more inert. More about that later.

HexPro Termite Baiting 

We are the only pest control company in Brevard that uses a monitor and bait stand alone approach to termite protection. This means as a preventive system we use ZERO chemicals. If an active termite presence is in evidence, we use literal ounces of an Insect Growth Regulator which stops young termites from maturing, which will, in turn, destroy the colony. This is in contrast to either always active monitoring bait systems, which keep chemicals in their monitors at all times, or the traditional method of trenching around the structure, saturating the trench with gallon upon gallon of termiticide and even drilling into concrete pavement to inject termiticide into the soil.

Minimizing Rodenticide

Why we resist using Rodenticides

We cannot yet say that we will never use rodenticide, but the day is coming. We use it very seldomly and never as a preventive or outdoor population control.

Why?

First, it's inhumane. Rodenticide poisoning is a very unpleasant and slow death for rodents. We choose not to be a part of that if at all possible. 

Secondly, there is too much risk that a non target animal or even a child could access the bait stations, even though we follow strict guidelines to prevent that. 

The EPA is tightening the screws on Rodenticide and this will likely continue as time goes by. 

Thirdly, there is the possibility of secondary poisoning of animals that eat rodents. Hawks, Eagles, Ospreys and even cats are at risk. 

But it comes down to our conscience. rats are smart, not essentially mindless insects, they do not deserve to suffer.

 

So we will do everything in our power to refrain from its us until the time we can abandon it altogether.

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Is Nanotechnology the future of Pest Control?

Maybe. 

We're working to find out. We are now working with a synthetic derivative of Diatomaceous Eart h called Silicon Dioxide. It is inert and harmless to mammals. It comes in the form of a fine dust. This dust is electromagnetically attracted to insects and when  they  move near where it's been placed it attaches to the insect and dissolves the Chitin on it's carapace., dehydrating and killing the insect. It is not a poison. It is not sharp or edged like Diatomaceous Earth (De). It does not cause silicosis the way DE can. DE is filled with nannofossils which can be sharp and jagged, these do damage to the insects joints and carapace, but can also irritate the breathing of mammals, including causing Silicosis.

We are betting that this will be the future of pest control (and more like it) and are in the midst of changing protocols to use this eco-safe product as the mainstay of indoor tratements and possible more. 

If you want to join us as we move into the future of pest control, call us. We'd love to hear from you.

The video below is with Diatomaceous Earth and is clearly too much. This was a test I found to show the effectiveness of the nano fossils on a CockRoach. Please bear in mind that our product works in a similar fashion but is safer and more effective. As we get videos and photos of the nano pest products like Cimexa, we will add them.

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