Pest Control, also known as sanitation and pest control, is really the process of removing pests, like stray animals, insects, rodents, and birds, from a building and into the outside community. Some folks think of pesky little creatures or bugs when they hear the term “pests”, whereas others think only of roaches, squirrels, mice, or dogs (in some places, even deer may fit the pest-type category for some folks). In truth, all these can be great additions to your household or business. If you do not know which type of pest you have, and you want them removed, there are many different options for getting rid of them.
One of the most common methods used is the use of fumigation. This involves releasing a high-pressure jet of water at the pest’s location in hopes that they will either drown or be killed. When this happens, the moisture in the surrounding air is also reduced, killing off any pests that might be inside of your home or building. While this is often effective, it also damages the structure of the building itself. Other methods for pest control are using chemicals to kill them off, or to simply relocate them to another area. These methods, while less damaging to structures than fumigation, can still cause some structural harm if they are located in or around areas where humans will walk or otherwise come into contact with the substance.
Rodents and other small insects are another common type of pest that can be controlled with an effective pest control approach. Many times, dealing with these types of insects can be very easy to handle. For example, dealing with mice is usually as simple as putting a birdbath near the locations where they tend to congregate, like on porches, tables, or anywhere else where food may be dropped. This will keep them from congregating and making it very difficult for you to get rid of them.
Some types of exterminators will have the knowledge and expertise to know about and treat various rodent infestations. If you are looking for a professional pest control exterminator, make sure you are going with a company that has a proven track record for treating these types of infestations effectively. Sometimes, there is no need to call in an exterminator at all, especially if you are dealing with small rodents. Putting out bait and attracting mice to your property can help control the population of the pests without having to use an exterminator.
Rodents, spiders, and other insects can be killed quickly and effectively with baits and traps. Baits can work wonders if you know what you are doing. Simply placing peanut butter in cracks and crevices and along the baseboards can deter many types of insects and rodents. Peanut butter is not only tasty, but it is also filled with nutrients that are good for your pets. If you suspect rodents are in your home, placing peanut butter in traps can help get rid of them.
If you have determined that pest infestations are taking place, it would be wise to contact an exterminator. Some types of pesticides, however, can be dangerous for humans. Many people do not realize how dangerous some types of pesticides are. While they are used by professional pest control workers, they can still pose a threat to your health, if taken internally. Before making any decisions regarding your home’s pest problem, be sure to contact an exterminator to discuss your options.