As the name suggests, insecticides are chemicals designed to kill insects, such as ants, cockroaches, and flies. Most commercially available insecticides are aerosol or granule based and while both kill insects, each has a particular area of expertise. Rodenticides are a type of highly lethal pesticide, more commonly known as rat poison. They are much stronger than other pesticides because of the caution rodents show when they encounter a suspicious food source.
Because of this need to increase lethality, rodenticides are effective against all mammals when ingested. This includes control of rats, cats, dogs and other scavengers. Since rat poison is so toxic and poses a threat to other animals, many companies now prefer to use a trap box with bait, rather than poison pellets. As with insecticides, you should always read and follow the instructions given by the manufacturer to keep your pets and children safe.
Tarnishing pest control is another alternative against adult flying insects, such as mosquitoes, flies, moths or flying ants. This method is applied by means of a special ULV fogging machine through infested areas. It is called ULV (ultra-low volume) because it spreads a very small amount of insecticides. The advantage of the pest control method with fogging is that it is considered environmentally friendly, it is odorless and does not leave any difficult to clean residues.
A chemical-free option that has been gaining popularity in the field of pest control. This method is used to treat infestations caused by fleas, bedbugs and other insects. During a heat treatment service, the infested area will gradually heat up to a temperature of 55-60° C. The increase in temperature will eliminate creepy bugs at each stage of development (eggs, larvae and adults).
This is a great option if you have children or pets and don't like the idea of spreading poison all over your home. Spraying is the nuclear option when it comes to controlling pests and eliminating serious infestations. During a fumigation service, your home will be sealed for 48 to 72 hours. During this period, a large amount of strong pesticides will be sprayed in your home.
This process will not only kill adult pests, but also kill any eggs or insect larvae that are present. Since the pesticide in use is so potent, you cannot stay at home during spraying and you must ventilate the property for at least a day before returning. Prevent the access of pests to the host or area or, if pests are already present, physically eliminate them in any way. For example, this could mean using barriers, traps, vacuuming, mowing or tilling, depending on the pest and the situation.
Pests can be physically removed from plants. For example, some aphids and mites can be eliminated by spraying the plant with water. Bagworm larvae can be collected from an infested plant. In homes and urban environments, pests are rodents, birds, insects and other organisms that share habitat with humans and that feed and spoil possessions.
The control of these pests is attempted through exclusion, repulsion, physical elimination or chemical means. Alternatively, various biological control methods may be used, including sterilization programs. Control and extermination is a professional job that involves trying to exclude insects from the building and trying to kill those that are already present. There are several types of cultural controls; the following are some examples of commonly used methods.
One of the most popular applications of this method is the use of ladybugs to control or eliminate aphid infestations. A disperse gun approach to spraying harmful chemicals is a violation of COSHH, and any reputable pest controller will avoid doing so. In this way, pests will circulate around the trap crop, which will facilitate its control with other methods, such as the use of pesticides. This was the first very successful case of controlling an extraterrestrial plague by introducing its natural enemies from a foreign country, a technique that is now known as classical biological control.
Trap culture is a method of pest control that involves planting a decoy crop to which pests are most attracted. Biological pest control is a method of controlling pests such as insects and mites through the use of other organisms. The introduction of DDT, a cheap and effective compound, effectively ended biological control experiments. These include regular monitoring for signs of pests and situations that may lead to or increase the risk of pest infestations; taking pest control measures to eliminate the source of infestation; and keeping records of pest incidents and measures used to prevent, monitor, and control pests.
infestations. If so, the application of a non-selective insecticide could kill them, allowing the pest population to recover without the inhibition of predators and parasites, which may have been providing significant control. Biological control agents (natural enemies) of insects include predators, parasitic insects and insect pathogens. This method incorporates a new discipline in pest control, called agroecology, considering the role of natural enemies in pest control and the density of natural populations.
Food legislation requires the implementation of the principles of hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP). . .