Parks and Recreation Pest Control
Parks and Recreation Pest Control
Parks and other outdoor recreation areas are areas where family and friends can get together and enjoy the great outdoors. Unfortunately, as parts of the “great outdoors,” these public areas are especially susceptible to pests of all kinds. Rodents, bugs, and other animal pests can plague parks, community gardens, and other public or private outdoor spaces. To make matters more difficult, common products used to treat pests aren’t always a great fit in these outdoor areas. Pesticides containing harmful chemicals can deteriorate foliage in parks and pose health risks to their patrons, many of whom are young children. On this page, our pest control experts here at EcoClear Products discuss responsible pest control and prevention for parks and other outdoor areas. We provide prevention tips, control recommendations, and resources on our very own line of eco-friendly, highly-effective pest control products. Read on to learn more, and keep your park safe with our pest control solutions!
Common Pests in Public Parks
As outdoor spaces, parks deal with a wide range of pest species — each with their own unique human health risks and propensities to cause to property damage. Rodents such as rats and mice can eat vegetation and garbage, and carry and directly transmit a number of diseases, including Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, Leptospirosis, Plague, and Salmonellosis — as well as a host of other diseases transmitted directly and indirectly by bugs such as ticks and fleas. Rodents such as moles and voles can tunnel in the soil in and around park lawns, doing major environmental damage to park grounds. (Voles will also feed on the bulbs and stalks of plants.)
Reasons for Pests in Public Parks + Prevention Tips
Pest prevention in parks starts with cleanliness. While the idea of “cleaning” an outdoor space may seem somewhat strange, the fact is that uncleanliness is the cause of many pest infestations in these spaces. Litter is a huge pest attractant and should always be cleaned. Likewise, trash cans and other receptacles should always be covered. Public bathrooms should always be closed and cleaned. Dog droppings should be picked up and disposed of immediately. Standing water, the perfect habitat for mosquitoes and many other harmful pests, should be addressed as quickly as possible.
The Difficulties of City Park Pest Control
Though taking preventative steps can greatly reduce the presence of pests in a public park, the simple fact remains that pests are not totally preventable in these easily-accessible, highly-trafficked outdoor spaces. In the event of a pest infestation, control measures need to be taken. However, there are certain inherent difficulties that come with outdoor park pest control. For one, outdoor environments are harder to bait and spray simply because weather patterns can quickly degrade applied products. Worse still, many of these products contain chemicals that are hazardous to people, pets, and the environment at large. When treating for pests in a public outdoor environments such as parks, eco-friendly, non-toxic pesticides are essential. At EcoClear Products, we have the perfect solution.
Eco-Friendly Outdoor Pest Control From EcoClear Products
No matter what type of pests you’re dealing with in your park, our team here at EcoClear Products has solutions you can count on for safe and highly-effective control. Each and every product in our expansive pest control line is formulated with naturally-derived ingredients, 100% biodegradable, non-toxic, and safe to use around people, pets, and non-pest wildlife.
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