What exactly is pest control? It is the act or process of eliminating (by employing repellents or other forms of avoidance) unwanted pests from a person’s/company’s property or business. Typically, in order to apply the services of a professional exterminator, you will need to schedule an appointment with them. They will inspect your premises, conduct a brief inspection, perform a thorough inspection, ask a few questions, and then make a recommendation as to how they can best help you. If they feel like your situation meets their standards for being a pest problem, then they will offer their services. This is what pest control is all about.
The majority of professional exterminators and companies utilize one or more pest control methods. One of these methods is bait and traps. With bait, a professional will place food items (often rice) in small containers around your premises. These containers are strategically placed to lure certain insects such as ants and cockroaches into the traps.
Most of the time, the ants and cockroaches eventually eat the food items, but occasionally, they leave them behind. If left behind, these pests can spread harmful bacteria, which is a serious health hazard. For this reason, it is essential for professional pest control companies to place baits throughout commercial properties. By doing this, they ensure that they are not only putting a stop to the destruction that they cause to homes, buildings, garages, and yards, but also that they are ensuring that none of the insects escape to commit future crimes of pest control.
Another type of pest control service is available to homeowners, called rodent pest control. Although these rodents are not actually pests, their presence can result in severe damage to homes. Common rodents that are controlled by rodent technicians are mice, rats, voles, gophers, and shrews. If left unchecked, mice and rats will gnaw on household furnishings and walls, tear up drywall, and eat household pets.
Some homeowners are more concerned with eliminating ants and other insects than treating their homes. In this case, there are several ways that professional pest control companies can provide assistance. One method includes using an insecticide spray to kill any insects in the immediate vicinity of the suspected infestation. Other techniques include trapping and moving the pest, or using a device that emits a high-frequency sound that discourages insects from coming near the area.
There is another type of prevention that many people prefer to employ, and this involves cultural control. Cultural control is performed by the elimination of pests through careful monitoring of plant life. In this process, farmers will replace infected plants with healthy ones, and the remaining vegetation will not be destroyed. To prevent the development of mold, fungi, parasites, and bacteria, farmers will sterilize building materials that come into contact with their crop rotation crops. The sterilization process is often combined with a food-borne disease evaluation to determine whether the source of a certain type of contamination is harmful.