Pest control procedures differ for agriculture and domestic uses. Conventional methods of pest control in agriculture chiefly include selective breeding crop rotation and companion planting.
Chemical pest management methods are quite old and are reported to be in practice since 4000 or 4500 years. But closer to date, pyrethrum and date were introduced which better synthetic pesticides like DDT and other herbicides followed.
The Domestic Scenario
Residential pest issue is entirely different. The major pests that trouble us are bed bugs and termites, rodents, mosquitoes. You can almost call termites as terror-mites. These soft looking, unassuming ant-like insects, belong to two types: subterranean and dry wood termites, belonging to over 2000 species.
How Do You Know?
A thorough inspection of critical areas (without dismantling) of your house should be done by professionals to reveal whether or not your property is infested by termites or is vulnerable for attacks. Inspection may require some advanced instruments sometimes.
What Do They Do
Fumigation, area treatment and removal of infested wood are a few immediate alternatives. But wood is needed by dry wood termites. For subterranean kinds, following manufacturer’s instructions is essential which include pouring pesticides into holes drilled at regular intervals around the infested region.
Flys, mosquitoes and bugs are controlled by chemicals prallethrin, and the rat toxins that were normally available. But do not use them without expert advice.
Choosing a Pro
You need an expert when choosing a team to manage your pest problem in your entire home or property. If you live in North Carolina and is looking for reliable Raleigh Pest Control services, get in touch with us!