Houston is a city known as the Energy Capital of the World, but is also a progressive city where environmental and green initiatives abound. It’s entirely possible for homeowners and pet owners to find local products that are new, natural and safe for the whole family.
With hot annual temperatures and high relative humidity, Houston is the perfect environment for pesky fleas, ticks and mosquitoes to breed and quickly take over our lives. Of course, the huge water roaches Houston is famous for are a force to be reckoned with in their own right. So, what do we do if we don’t want to use chemicals on our pets and the property where we live? Sometimes it’s best to step away from a problem, look at it from a nontraditional perspective, and determine an alternative way to achieve success. That is exactly what a group of local business women have done for green, cost conscious, pest control products.
Understandably, pesticides were long thought of as the lesser of two evils. Most of us are familiar with the “mosquito trucks” emitting a fog of pesticides in the evenings. Many of us with pest control services are told the protocol is necessary and safe. In truth, we have long been warned of the hazardous effects of pesticide use in and around our homes, children, and animal companions. But, we certainly can’t have fleas on our pets or mosquitoes making a meal of our children. Recently, there has been an ever increasing amount of data on the side effects of these chemicals and it’s making local and national headlines. Stories related to pesticide use regarding Autism, ADD and ADHD in children, Alzheimer’s in adults, to illness and death of dogs and cats using topical flea & tick controls, make it all too obvious that it’s time we start asking the tough questions.
So what do we use? What can we do? Until recently, there weren’t any alternatives to traditional products like spot on flea and tick controls for pets, or home, lawn and garden pest control. Now, there is WONDERCIDE. It’s like pesticide, but wonderfully, not.
Wondercide is a proven, non toxic alternative to traditional, chemical pesticides. All of the products are made with Human Food Grade Ingredients, and have a 100% insect kill rate within seconds. You’ve heard the old adage, “Treat the Source not the Symptom” and that’s exactly how Wondercide works. It is a biological control which eliminates the egg layer of the insect life cycle. Did you know that for every adult flea you see there are 95% more in egg, larvae and pupae stages? By eliminating 95% of the life cycle that will hatch in your home and lawn, you control the pest population and thereby protect your loved ones from invasion. It’s that simple.
You or service professionals can apply BioDefense™ ($35) indoors after cleaning. After lawn maintenance, spray the lawn, plants and vegetables with EcoTreat™ ($25) Organic Pest Control. Wondercide EcoTreat™ comes in a ready to use sprayer that attaches to your garden hose and is simply applied by watering your plants and grass. With over 500,000 mosquito misting systems and lawn sprinkler systems in the Houston Metro, EcoTreat Pro™ was formulated and approved for use in all of them. EVOLV™ ($25) Flea and Tick spray for pets kills fleas and ticks on contact. It can quickly be applied once a week or as needed for the dog park and other uncontrolled environments. Unlike other products, EVOLV relieves skin conditions, allergies, and constant scratching. On your next visit to the groomer, local pet store or veterinarian, tell them you read about Wondercide in Houston Pet Talk and you want to make the switch!
For a complete list of Wondercide’s natural, effective products, visit www.wondercide.com . Let’s be part of the solution together.