While there has been a lot of breakthroughs in the pest control industry over the years, many people still have a negative opinion about and an aversion to using pesticides for pest control. The products that we use now are nothing like the products that were used a long time ago. The pest control products in the past included carbamates and organophosphates which have been linked to children having ADHD. A lot of these organophosphates have been banned and are no longer being used by pest control companies.
Greener products being used in the pest control industry today consist of organic, inorganic (such as boric acid) or of natural origin materials such as rosemary, wintergreen, eugenol and other oils. These pest control products are formulated to act as insecticides. They are usually of much lower-risk than the synthetic pest control products a pest control company usually utilizes. Some of these products are designed for only one pest. Examples of these are baits and Insect Growth Regulators that keep pests from reproducing or moving to the next stage in the life cycle.