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Weapons of Pest Destruction: Let’s Talk About Effective Pest Control Measures

There are different types of effective pest control measures apart from using pesticides such as hygiene and biological control methods. Clean and healthy living are important in the control of pests and strict reinforcement must be carried out at all times. A pest is either a plant or an animal causing harmful health effects to humans, affecting their food source and living conditions. Pests are nuisance to people’s lives because they carry parasites and disease-causing microorganisms; they damage stored food; attack and eat station and farm animals; they attack and eat cereal crops, fruits and vegetables; damage clothing; damage buildings and bite people like bed bugs.

Only few pests will survive if houses and yards are kept clean and tidy because pests will not have any food source. Pest control is absolutely necessary so food supplies and stock are not contaminated or destroyed, and health is not jeopardized. Pest control measures are all activities or actions performed in order to keep the number of pest at a minimum level so health is not compromised, including food sources or supplies, belongings, and environment. Among households, the most common types of pests are rats and mice, cockroaches, flies, fleas, mosquitoes, mites, and bed bugs. Proper hygiene plays a crucial role in pest control and everyone in the household must learn to follow these such as cleaning up after meals, keeping all areas free from food scraps, cleaning refrigerators, stoves and other appliances, putting all rubbish into the bin, wrapping all food scraps before putting in the bin, using toilet properly, and using flyscreens. Biological control methods help in controlling pests and these involve usage of pests’ natural enemies to interfere with their ability to breed or propagate.

When it comes to pesticide use, pesticides are usually grouped depending on the type of pests they kill, and they include insecticides (insects), herbicides (plants), rodenticides (rats and mice), bactericides (bacteria), fungicides (fungi) and larvicides (larvae). Insecticides can get into the bodies of insects through dermal entry using aerosol sprays or granules or powder that come in contact with them, oral entry or ingested poisons, and respiratory entry or when insects inhale the pesticide. When handling pesticides, it is important to wear a protective clothing and equipment because their fumes, sprays, and chemicals are poisonous to humans. Protective gear would include goggles, face mask, apron, gloves, boots, and wide brimmed hat. Better yet, contact a professional pest control company to help you. Pesticides are harmful to your health so leave the job to us, contact us directly for an appointment.
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