Weapons of Pest Destruction: Let’s Talk About Effective Pest Control Measures
Using pesticides must be the last resort if pest cannot be controlled, and the most effective ones are good hygiene and biological control methods. Among residential or commercial establishments, there must be a strict reinforcement of cleanliness and healthy living because these are the most important factors to achieve a pest-controlled or pest-free environment. A pest is either an animal or a plant that may cause harmful health and safety effects to humans, affecting their living conditions and food source. 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.
When yards and houses are kept clean, then pets have no source of food and they won’t thrive in hidden places, cannot live longer and breed, thus only a few pest will exist. Pest control is absolutely necessary so food supplies and stock are not contaminated or destroyed, and health is not jeopardized. Pest control measures refers to all actions implemented in order to keep the number of pest in a minimum level where people’s health are not compromised, including their food, environment, and belongings. Among indigenous communities, the most common household pests include cockroaches, flies, fleas, mosquitoes, mites, rats and mice, and bed bugs. Pests are effectively controlled through proper hygiene such as cleaning up after meals, putting all rubbish into the bin, wrapping all food scraps before putting in the bin, keeping all areas free from food scraps, cleaning refrigerators, stoves and other appliances, 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 enter into the bodies of insects killing them through oral entry or ingested poisons, dermal entry using aerosol sprays or granules or powder that come in contact with them, 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. The different protective clothing you can use depending on the type of pesticide may include face mask, goggles, gloves, apron, boots, and wide brimmed hat. It is best to contact a professional pest control company to the job for you, contact us now. Pesticides are harmful to your health so leave the job to us, contact us directly for an appointment.What No One Knows About Businesses