Do you ever wonder how those pest control services kill those creepy-crawlies? Many, if not most, of us have already encountered pests in our lives. Some of us may not consider it a pest unless it causes damage to our property. Thus, having one or two roaming around is still considered normal rather than detrimental (although it’s not hygienic). However, at some point these pests seem to multiply themselves in no time or call out the whole clan to have a vacation in your house/property, or simply see your property as their future home, trying to oust you from your own territory. Well, they could very well do that if you fail to manage the problem. Best thing to do is call up pest control services. These are some of the methods that these services use to help you get rid of those unwanted visitors:
1. Non-Chemical Pest Control.
If you are apprehensive to use pesticides to clear the pests out because you love mother earth and are scared it could harm you and your family, pest control services do offer non-chemical ways. One of these is using non-chemical solution like insecticidal soap and pest controller other non-chemical solutions, using sticky barriers or traps. It all depends what kind of pests you want to get rid of. If it’s rats, traps are better because you catch them alive rather than feeding them poison food and risk having their dead bodies scattered everywhere — not something you want especially when the rat decides to die in a place that is hard to find and you are left with no choice but to bear the foul smell.
2. Chemical Pest Control.
There are times when pest control services would suggest using chemical pest control because it’s the best alternative. This method is best used by a professional to avoid harmful effects. One of the known ways is fumigation or tenting. This is used especially when the pests are concentrated inside a house or a building. The whole building will be “tented” or sealed and a fumigant will be sprayed inside to suffocate the pests.
3. Biological Methods.
This is a new alternative for controlling pests especially in agriculture. However, it can be used by homeowners and gardeners, too. When dealing with insect pests for example, pest control services would suggest that you raise organisms such as predators, parasitoids and pathogens and release it in appropriate numbers to kill the pests. These organisms are natural enemies of pests. Examples of predators are lady beetles and lace wings. Parasitoids are those microorganisms that live in the host and could kill the host at a significant number; while pathogens are bacteria, fungi or viruses.