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LEED Buildings Can Have Quality Pest Control

By Jill Subscribe to RSS | January 30th 2012 | Views:

LEED certification, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, holds a very special significance in the minds and hearts of many Americans today. As eco-friendly trends have become more of a way of life for a growing percentage of the country’s population, a LEED certification is something that should be commended.

Many sites are eligible for LEED certification today. As long as they meet a minimum score on the scale of eco-friendly objectives. Offices, libraries, schools, museums, retail sites, hotels, and even single-family residences can be considered for this prestigious certification. While agreeing to live by the standards set forth by the LEED program does limit some things, it does not include lawn care and pest control among them.

Regardless of how eco-friendly a home is, it can still be at risk for unwanted visitors and four-legged squatters. Furthermore, many common ground pests, such as weeds, insects, moles, and more can make it difficult to keep a yard looking healthy.

Today, certified pest control agencies are able to inspect for, take preventative actions against, and even treat for all of the most common forms of household pests. There are many non-chemical actions that can be taken to reduce the risk of invasion, including general lawn, building, and sanitary management. However, if termites, ants, rodents, or other pests do make their way in, there are also treatments that can be considered.

Though the goal is to get rid of the unwanted guests without chemicals, the certifying board does realize that occasionally, the need for pesticides is undeniable. Many household pests are very difficult to get rid of even with the most advanced pesticides, so to do so without taking these measures can be impossible.

Fortunately, in those instances, the pest control specialists can develop the most eco-friendly approach to ridding the house of the specific pest with products that are effective at very low doses and which biodegrade very quickly. As more effort is put into the development of eco-friendly products and more is learned about the behaviors of the common household pests, the ability to treat problems without risk to the environment becomes more and more of a reality.

Many are excited to find that this green-minded approach to property care is often more cost-effective than traditional approaches. Rather than chemically treating a property to prevent unwanted weeds, insects, rodents, and other pests, these green pest control services for LEED buildings rely on regular inspection to locate problem areas earlier and deal with localized issues only as needed.

Businesses and other institutions have a wide variety of opportunities to practice environmental stewardship. From the way they manage their operations, to the products and services they offer customers, to the projects and activities they support in their communities, businesses and other institutions can play an important role in protecting the environment and preserving natural resources Hopper Environmental Services has committed and pledged Environmental Stewardship by joining the EPA Environmental Protection Agency and partnering with them in the PESP Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program.

Organizations pledge that environmental stewardship is an integral part of pest control, and they commit to working toward pesticide practices that reduce risk to humans and the environment. Hopper Environmental Services, Inc has taken a strategic approach to risk reduction and undertaken specific, measurable activities toward achieving their risk reduction goals. Hopper Environmental Services, Inc is the first and only Pest Management company in Arkansas to be recognized as a partner with EPA.

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