Do you have an Earth-friendly approach to controlling pests in Murfreesboro?

Why should you consider earth-friendly pest control? Approaches to DIY pest control can often involve toxic and unpleasant smelling chemicals that are sprayed over your house and yard. These chemicals may be effective in killing or deterring pests, but the push towards earth friendly approaches has produced environmentally friendly alternatives that do the same job without the toxins. There are a number of issues related to the health and safety of your family that need to be considered when it comes to choosing DIY pest control solutions. It’s important that you have all the information before making your choice.

Traditional DIY

Traditional, chemical DIY pest control products are toxic to varying levels and can be dangerous for children or small animals. Pest control solutions should only be used by experienced, fully trained personnel. Our technicians are aware of the risks and the ways to ensure that your family remains healthy while the pests do not. However, there can always be unanticipated problems if you are doing it yourself. In some cases, DIY pest control solutions have been known to leak through into the water supply, which is why it is always safer where possible to use earth-friendly, non-toxic solutions.

Small Children

Small children and birds are of particular concern when it comes to DIY pest spray. Pest sprays tend to be distributed in vapors, which land on all services of the family home. Because children tend to touch and taste everything, there is a possibility that they will get dangerous amounts of the chemical in their system. Which could affect growth or cause illness. Numerous recent studies have discovered links between chemicals and health issues. With more studies emerging every day, it is always safer to be cautious and informed, when it comes to your family.

Potential Issues

Despite the potential issues, it is still important that pests be controlled around your house and family. Pests such as wasps or spiders can sting or bite, causing pain and sometimes allergic consequences. Other pests such as cockroaches and rodents can carry diseases or cause damage to your home and property.

Earth-friendlyThe First Step

The first step in getting rid of pests is to establish a perimeter around the home. Chemical sprays can be used here but there is also the option of earth-friendly combinations of plant oils which deter pests and yet are safe enough that they are FDA approved as food additives. These environmentally sound alternatives are effective in deterring termites, ants, cockroaches, fleas, flies, spiders, wasps, crickets and yellow jackets. They leave behind a pleasant smelling floral fragrance that is much better than the harsh chemical smell of some other anti-pest solutions.The brand used at Absolute Pest Control is EcoPCO.


The active ingredient in these eco-friendly brands is known as Hexa-Hydroxyl. This formula targets a neurotransmitter called Octopamine. In insects, when this neurotransmitter is destroyed there is a complete breakdown of the nervous system. Mammals, which includes your family and pets, are not affected by the solution.

Absolute Pest Control services areas in Nashville, Middle Tennessee and Smyrna as well as Murfreesboro. We realize there is more than one way to treat each family’s pests. Our earth-friendly option is just one way. We are happy to evaluate and discuss your pest needs to find the solution that works for you and your family.

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