A pest control professional can be called an exterminator. Many exterminators visit businesses and customer homes to inspect for pests or vermin. Pest exterminators then use the proper means to eliminate or end the pest, whether that be an insecticide bait, trap or other method. There are many kinds of pesticides that are used for pest control, but there are also many natural methods that can be considered a pest extermination. An exterminator may also use traps and other tools to get rid of pests.
One of the most common forms of pest control is termite control. The most common type of termite is the Brown Recluse, which is a robber ant. These ants have small rounded bodies that are much larger than their head. They have large front feet and mouthfuls of razor sharp teeth, which allow them to cut through wood and metal. They can also inflict great damage with their stinging hairs.
Another common form of pest control includes insect swarms. Swarms are groups of insects that are attracted to a baited trap. Some insects are rather bothersome and annoying, but many insects are actually beneficial because they eat pests, pollinate gardens and ruin household waste. Bait is placed in traps for swarms of bees, wasps, hornets, or carpenter ants, and the bait is turned into a stream of particles that attracts the desired insect. A small hole is cut in the bait and the insect is sucked into the trap.
Pesticides are commonly used for insect control, but there are many natural alternatives to chemical pesticides that work just as well. Natural pesticides include plant oils from citrus trees, worms, grasses, chinchillas, and others. These natural alternatives to chemical pesticides are much safer for humans and the environment. Most farmers grow their own fruits and vegetables, so most pest control is localized to residences.
Bait, traps and insecticides are not the only forms of pest control, there are also biological solutions. Biological solutions are made from living organisms such as fungi, bacteria and viruses. These biological products are injected into the ground below the surface of the ground to repel or kill ground level insect pests, such as ants and spiders. This type of pest control is usually effective for larger insects pests, but may be applied to smaller creatures, especially those that are seen.
Rodents and other small insects are another form of pest control. Rodents and other small mammals are often attracted to smell that human beings provide. Rodents and mice will be lured into traps and will eventually die in them. Rodents will eat anything, and they are particularly fond of cheese and other foods that humans eat. To keep these rodents away, poison is often used in traps, which have proven deadly to many rats and other small animals.