Pest control is basically the management or regulation of a specific species defined as an invasive species, a member of the arachnid family that negatively impacts negatively on human society. There are two types of pest control, biological control, which involves the use of chemicals against the pest species, and non-chemical control, which does not involve the use of chemicals. The human reaction to pest control depends on the degree of impact caused and will ranges from simple tolerance, through avoidance, mitigation and control, to attempts at fully eradicating the pest from the affected area. Chemical control is commonly applied for termite control, cockroach control, and termite breeding. The extent of the damage is usually proportional to the amount of chemical introduced.
In order to use chemicals as part of your pest control plan, it is very important that you understand the different types of chemicals available and their purposes. When choosing a chemical for your plan always consider the long term effects and the possible environmental hazards that can arise from their application. The type of insect to be controlled must also be considered to ensure you apply the right type of chemical that will work best according to the target species involved. Many common pesticides available are in the form of formulations of synthetic chemicals and / or herbicides. It is recommended that you contact your local extension office for assistance with finding the appropriate pesticide suited for your needs.
Bait is also a useful tool in the field of pest control. With bait you can save yourself from harsh and possibly lethal consequences of chemical application. Appropriate bait type and amount will depend on many factors such as the nature of the pest to be controlled, the size of the colony to be controlled and whether or not they have immunity to particular chemicals. Bait systems such as integrated pest management are generally easy to apply and can provide you with effective results. The right bait will provide an economical solution to your problem.
There are several types of pesticides available to control pests. There are insecticides used to stop the reproductive processes of those pests including those ants that eat wood. These include boric acid, carbaryl, organophosphates, sulfoxides and imidacloprid. These insecticides are generally applied by spraying into cracks and crevices to prevent the ants from entering the home or building. If you wish to try an oral insecticide for termite control, the popular products are Termiticide and Propoxur.
Another method of pest control is fumigation, which involves using liquid pesticides on the structure or interior of your home or business. This process is ideal for destroying termites that are either indoors or outdoors. The aerosol particles are directed towards the pests’ food source to stop them eating. An additional method of fumigation is hand-held gas-powered devices known as foggers. They can be used on structures or outside.
You should only use pesticides for pest control when it is absolutely necessary, as these chemicals are very lethal. Always protect yourself from the risk of an accidental overdose by handling them with gloves and other safety gear. Pesticides can also harm your pets or family members, so it’s best to learn how to properly kill them. Educate yourself about the different methods of killing rodents and be sure to always seek out professional assistance if you suspect that your house may be infested with dangerous pests.Continue Reading