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The safety of our products is very important to us.

We want you to feel comfortable that our service will keep you pests away and be safe around your family and pets.

Pesticides are all required to put a signal word on the label to reference its safety. At gecko pest control we only use products that fall into the lowest category. All our products used around and in your home have the signal word “Caution”. These products are the safest to use around your family and pets. In your home right there is likely many products that are considered to pose more risk than the products we use. Chlorine bleach has a signal word Danger and even household ammonia carries a signal word of Warning. (See infographic below)

We get asked about organic or natural pest control occasionally. Many people believe that organic or natural is automatically considered safe. Both Arsinic and Snake Venom fall under the category of natural and organic. But we both know that those are DEADLY even though they are organic, naturally occurring substances. However if your still interested in organic or natural products we can provide a service with those too. Read More >

At Gecko Pest Control we are committed to providing safe effective pest control! Give us a call today, you will be glad you did.

 

Product Classes (continued)

Pyrethoids:

Several of the products we use have this class of pesticide. It is very affective for spiders and many other common household pests. This is a class of pesticides that are very closely related to the naturally occuring pesticide pyrethrum. Pyrethrum is derived from chrysanthemum flower. It has been used in pest control for decades. The problem with pyrethrum is that it loses its effectiveness very quickly. Pyrethoids are a synthetic version of the natural occurring substance. The synthetic version remains affective for 60-75 days provided a very affective product yet, safe for your family and pets when applied correctly.

Neonicotinoids:

This is a class of pesticides we use for ant control and flea control. Neonicotinoids are very similar to nicotine. They are very lethal to pest because of the biological make up of bugs. However it is very safe to use around your family and pets. Several products for controlling fleas on your pets use this class of pesticide. Advantage flee control is actually placed directly on your pets. This gives us confidence that it must be a very safe product to use around your home.