Pest Control Management
The concept of Integrated Pest Control Management is achieving the best results by applying methods and approaches that accomplishes prevention and control with the least hazard to people, pets and the environment. The goal is eliminating pests with minimum use of toxic pesticides. It is easier and less costly to “prevent pests” versus “controlling them”.
- Eliminate places where pests breed, feed or find comfort.
- Build barriers that help prevent pests from entering your home.
- Maintain cleanliness both inside and outside.
Only use toxic pesticides when preventive measures do not work or when infestation has reached a point that pesticides are the only choice. A team effort between the homeowner and a qualified, licensed pest control service where both parties are commonly aligned to creating effective prevention and eliminating pests based upon using the safest pesticide options. Pest control management also employs natural, biological products to repel pests.
A Pest Can Be Both Friend and Foe
All animals provide some benefit to balancing nature. But they become pests when they damage property, become a threat to health, kill crops and garden plants or otherwise become a nuisance. Being a friend or foe really depends on where insects, spiders, and other animals decide to live. If they live in your garden, most often they are friends. When they decide to move in with you and your family, they are pests.
Some pests can be dangerous threat to people, pets and structures. Mosquitoes carry and transmit life-threatening disease like West Nile Virus. Scorpions deliver a nasty sting, particularly the Bark Scorpion. The bite of black widow spiders can cause serious harm. Cockroaches spread bacteria whatever they touch.
Expand Knowledge About Pests and Control Methods
When you know about a wide-range of pests and their characteristics and habits, you will be more-informed about preventive pest control options. Knowledge of pesticides, both biological and chemical will help you make smarter decisions on using the safest options which limits exposure to potentially harmful toxic chemical pesticides.
- Know the habits and characteristics of typical pests.
- Identify the pest(s) that need prevention and control.
- Educate yourself on non-toxic pesticides
- Use free resources to help identify pests and learn the most effective prevention methods to control pest and the safest pesticides that have the ability to kill certain specific pests.
- Weigh the benefits of short-term chemical controls versus the benefits of other treatments including non-chemical methods.
It is equally important to know the affects of using chemical pesticides as it is to prevent and control pests. Misuse of toxic pesticides has been linked to causing cancer birth defects and immune disorders. Dangers will continue to exist until we learn how to safely use pesticides.
Pest Control Management is a free source of pest control information and best practices. We offer information about habits and characteristics of insects, spiders, termites, cockroaches, scorpions and other types of animals that are most likely to become pests.
We also provide a Pest Control Knowledge Section and discussions on chemical and non-chemical pesticides and insecticides. We will make you aware of natural products including things you may even find in your kitchen that will repel some pests.
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