It is very important for any homeowner to have an understanding of what pest control is. Pest control, more accurately pest control, is the management or regulation of a specific species defined as an invasive species, a member of an animal kingdom that invades and negatively impacts on human activities in the vicinity of the habitat where the species occurs. The response to this will normally range from temporary mitigation, through prevention and control, to efforts to totally eradicate the species from the area. The definition of an invasive species was made by W.B. Tullan in 1924.
Invasive species occur in regions with conditions that make them either too dry or too moist for native insects to survive or over-grow. They can invade from tropical regions, such as south America, and spread by means of bugs and worms to other locations by means of humans coming into contact with them or via an affected animal or insect host. Examples of these insects and their hosts are ants, termites, cockroaches, flies, and bedbugs. Pests can be animals or insects. Common pests in the UK are ants, spiders, bees, wasps, ticks, maggots, and mould.
Pest Control is the process of removing pests or preventing them from causing damage to people and property. Homeowners can apply for an insecticide spray or specially designed traps to kill unwanted pests. Pest exterminators also use heat, freezing or chemicals to kill unwanted insects and rodents. There are two types of pest exterminators: baits and dusts. Baits are generally used as an alternative to pesticides and are usually available on the Internet or in bait stores.
Some insects that need to be controlled are roaches, flies, mosquitoes, and bed bugs. These animals often get into structures through holes or crevices, where they lay their eggs, which may hatch and cause infestations. Pest management companies use a variety of methods, including insecticides to kill adult insects, and traps or lids to prevent the larvae from growing and multiplying. In order to control the population of some types of pests, exterminators may apply a systemic pesticide.
There are many pests that don’t require a pesticide to be removed. These include cockroaches, mice, and other rodents, such as rats, squirrels, and rabbits, which can be controlled by a pest control service by applying pesticides to their environment, eliminating the shelter and breeding grounds for these animals. Other insects that do not require a pesticide to be removed include chinch bugs, fleas, and ticks, which may only be removed through proper sanitation.
There are two types of pest removal techniques available today. These include baiting and bug trapping. Baiting involves placing bait, such as meat, in an area where there is an infestation of a certain type of pest and waiting for them to crawl down on it and eat. If the bug or rodent eats the bait, it will excrete pheromone, which attracts more of the pest. When this happens, the exterminator can then kill off all of the insects that were eating the bait.