I recently got acquainted with a domestic pest control method that, in my opinion, is very environment-friendly, and therefore highly sustainable. The specific pests we were trying to deal with were bedbugs, which have lately become very troublesome all over the nation — and indeed globally. Before I discovered the sustainable approach to domestic pest control, I had struggled with all sorts of chemical-based pest control methods, which are obviously not very sustainable. As I came to discover the hard way, the chemical-based pest control methods are not very effective: and that is besides them not being very sustainable either.
The sustainable approach to domestic pest control I am making reference to here is the one that mainly revolves around the use of heat. It turns out that many domestic pests (for instance, the bedbugs we just made reference to) are unable to withstand heat. Thus, if the pests are sprayed with very strong jets of very hot water, alongside their eggs, they are eradicated for good – as long as new re-infection doesn’t occur. So I view this as a sustainable pest control method.
The sustainable pest control method has several obvious advantages. For one, using this method, it is possible to target the specific troublesome pests. So it is unlike the chemical-based pest control, which tends to entail indiscriminate elimination (of even some useful organisms). Furthermore, the sustainable pest control is very cost-effective. In my case, the amount of money I ended up spending was so little that I could comfortably finance the whole project with savings from a Walmart discount. This makes it very different from chemical-based pest control, whose costs are so high that one often has to save money for months, to be in a position to finance it. Yet, notwithstanding its low cost, the hot-water-based sustainable pest control yields better results than the chemical-based pest control. So you end up in a peculiar situation: where you spend less, to get superior results!