3 Types of Pest Control
When it comes to protecting your space, one of the most important things to consider is pests. Little critters that get onto (or into) your property and wreak havoc. These pests can bring not only destruction but disease, as well. While pests are common, that doesn’t mean that you’re forced to endure them. There are ways to limit or eradicate their impact on your home. This article is aimed to show you what kinds of damage pests can cause, as well as three different methods of getting rid of them. Let’s explore.
Damages and Disease
Damages caused by pests can vary quite a bit. When it comes to outside pests, things like weevils, aphids, and more like to attack crops such as fruits and veggies. These pests may attack the crops as seedlings or as freshly harvested crops. This can cause serious revenue loss for large-scale farmers, but also to the produce that you bring home from the store.
Things like roaches and rodents can get into your home and munch on important things like electrical wiring, clothing, etc. Termites can get into the wood of your home and cause tons of property damage.
Diseases from pests include things like contaminated food brought on by their various bodily functions. A great example is Hantavirus, a serious respiratory disease brought on by rats. You’ll also find that things like mosquitoes can transmit diseases through their bites, and people with sensitive skin can find that they’re extra sensitive to pests like bed bugs, lice, or ticks.
Methods of Control
There are three main methods for pest control, which we’ll cover here.
- Biological: Biological pest control is done through means of using the natural predators of your aggravating pest. For example, cats and dogs can help deter rodents. Frogs in your garden can help limit outdoor pests.
- Hygiene: This method is all about keeping a clean space. Eliminate clutter, clean up crumbs before bed, etc. A clean home is much less exciting to pests.
- Mechanical: Mechanical pest control is managed using traps and barrier sprays to keep the pests out of your home. Traps will catch them before they can come inside, and barrier sprays can be administered to the foundation of your home to deter them.
There are some things you can do yourself to help minimize bugs in your home, such as keeping your house clean and organized.
- Messy homes draw pests. Keeping it clean will make them less interested.
- You can also use essential oils to make it uncomfortable for pests to be in your home, like mint, citronella, or even garlic. Some options may make your home…heavily scented, but they have shown themselves to help. Just be careful what essential oils you use if you have pets. Some are toxic to cats and dogs.
- You can build DIY pest traps. A mix of water and soap plus a little oil can make a trap for mosquitoes. A sprinkling of baking soda and chocolate will kill rodents in minutes. There are plenty of little ways to catch the critters around your home, just remember to be aware of any pets in the home and their safety.
Pests are no fun to deal with, but these methods of dealing with them can help to minimize the annoyance. They can cause damage and, honestly, be a little gross to encounter and deal with. Try out the DIY methods if you’re looking for something more natural, but also don’t be afraid to call on the pros. Look into local Florida pest professionals if you find yourself in this sort of sticky situation, and they’ll be able to guide you through treatment and prevention plans.
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