Pest control is needed today more than ever because many insects and rodents carry harmful diseases, invade your bedrooms and kitchens, and unintentionally bite you or your family pets. The point of eliminating any form of pest from inside your house, yard, or garage is to ensure you remain healthy and safe. Here are some Pest Control methods that do not include spraying the latest organic or biological pesticides.
One popular way that building owners use to eliminate insects and rodents is through building maintenance and pest control companies. These companies are available via a variety of different methods, ranging from baits to traps to heaters. Baiting is the most common of the methods, which involves filling a chamber with a material such as baking soda or flour and leaving food grade pest control bait in place for the mice and other animals to feed on. While this method does not kill them or cause harm to humans or pets, it does prevent them from moving into the house.
Many building owners have also found that a vacuum or tarp can be very effective in eliminating pests from their homes. Building maintenance companies will utilize high powered vacuums and heaters to suck the pests out of cracks and crevices within the structure of the home. It is a popular method for building owners because it does not harm humans or pets, and there is little upkeep involved after the job is completed. However, building owners should be careful not to leave the vacuum attached to an unattended child, as the high decibels emitted by the vacuum can be startling for small children. Also, building owners must be sure to vacuum and clear breakable items before turning them in for cleaning, as some insects have been known to find a way into painted objects.
Another popular option for pest control is the use of fumigants. Fumigants are often used to control rodents, as they are known to cause minimal damage to humans, and are odorless. However, they do affect the nervous system and in rare instances can cause death. Pesticides are also used in many cases to control pests such as mice and roaches, but many people are concerned with the side effects of these pesticides may have on them. A word of warning: If you are currently taking any kind of prescription medications, be sure to discuss this with your doctor before using any pesticides or insecticides on your health.
There are some building owners who opt for a less toxic approach for their pest control needs. Chemicals that are either organic or inorganic in nature are often used in lieu of pesticides in order to prevent these pests from entering a home. These chemicals will typically be contained inside of plastic containers, which are attached to the wall of a building. They will most commonly be used on cockroaches and ants, but may also be used on termites and spiders.
Dictator ants are one species that can benefit from the use of these chemicals. These insects are known for invading homes and coming inside through doors. A common method of chemical pest control for this species involves putting the females on an elevator and taking them to the top of the building where they can be killed by a single dose of a synthetic organic pesticide. This method works quite well for eliminating queen ants, which are the most threatening to other insect species. One difficulty with this type of extermination is that the DDT is lethal to ants and is not lethal to cockroaches or ants.
Other pests that can be controlled with any methods include cockroaches and ants. In order for a DIY pesticide solution to work effectively, it is important that the pest control company you choose uses the right kind of chemicals. Look at the label to make sure that it is safe for humans and pets, and follow all safety instructions. Pest management companies that do not provide proper training to their employees can make the problem worse, so make sure your technician is trained and certified.
When getting rid of pests, remember that it will take more than one treatment to completely get rid of all pests. For smaller infestations, it may be enough to simply use some pest control products like baits, traps, and vacuums. But for larger infestations such as mice, rats, and roaches, it is highly recommended that you hire a professional pest control company to get rid of all the insects and rodents in your home and property.