Different Pest Control Methods – What are the benefits?

methods of pest controlPests are a menace to our lives. They destroy crops, cause diseases and even contribute to epidemics. Pest control is of imperative need, especially in tropical countries where chances of attacks are more.

Chemical Control –  In this pest control method, chemical pesticides saves are used. But it is better not to be used under commercial and residential premises because it can be hazardous to health. You also need to be absolutely sure about the type of pest you are dealing with, before you start the chemical attack. Choosing the correct pesticide is also a key factor to win the war against pests.

Fumigation Services – Major’s is among the very few companies licensed to carry out fumigation using Methyl Bromide, Hydrogen Cyanide and Hydrogen Phosphide. We are accredited by the Agri-Food Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) to carry out ISPM 15 Fumigation for all outgoing timber products to almost all countries Worldwide. Major’s Pest Management is also recognised as a qualified Fumigation Company by the Canadian Authorities to carry out In-Transit Phytosanitary Fumigation of Rice and Corn originating from Canada and arriving in India.

Non Chemical Pest Control – The non chemical pest management method actually means non toxic. The key benefit of this pest control method is that it causes no harm to your health and environment. It is also beneficial for your garden, because toxic chemicals reduce the soil’s ability to provide nourishment to the plants. Needless to say, fruits and vegetables laced with pesticides can cause various diseases. You can also raise certain plants like catnip, basil and others that repel pests like cockroaches and mosquitoes.

Following are some of the effective non-chemical pest control methods:

Household Organic Spray – You can make a non chemical household organic spray yourself. Simply mix common ingredients like water and dishwashing liquid. You can also add lemon juice extract, peppermint oil and vodka to form an excellent homemade pest repellent. Spraying it on plant leaves will keep the pests at bay. Keep it in the fridge when not in use.

Pest Baiting – This is nothing but using simple baits that will eventually attract pests and trap them. Well, the bait can be called a pesticide in disguise. There are various types of poisonous baits that bigger pests like mice and rodents feed on. They then go back to their hideouts and infect the remaining population, eventually killing them.

Setting up traps – Traps are often a great help because they serve their purpose without any chance of affecting your health. Setting up a glue trap for pests like spiders can be just the ideal solution. You can simply choose from various traps available, depending upon the type of pests you are dealing with.

Biological Pest Control – Is an excellent choice because it simply involves pitting the natural enemies of pests against them. Centipedes, spiders, ants and ground beetles can come handy in your war against pests. This method is zero harmful for human beings and can be implemented positively.

Mechanical Pest Control – Is the management and control of pests using physical means such as fences, barriers or electronic wires. It includes also weeding and change of temperature to control pests. Many farmers at the moment are trying to find sustainable ways to remove pests without harming the ecosystem.

Pest Control Methods

Handpicking – The use of human hands to remove harmful insects or other toxic material is often the most common action by gardeners.  It is also classified as the most direct and the quickest way to remove clearly visible pests.

Mechanical traps – Mechanical traps or physical attractants are used in three main ways: to efficiently trap insects, to kill them or to estimate how much many insects there are in the total landmass using sampling method.

Physical Pest Control – Physical pest control is a method of getting rid of insects and small rodents by removing, attacking, setting up barriers that will prevent further destruction of one’s plants, or forcing insect infestations to become visual.

Elimination of breeding grounds – Proper waste management and drainage of still water, eliminates the breeding ground of many pests.

pest control servicesCalling the Professionals:

This is perhaps the most effective step to exterminate all pests in your home. A professional pest control service could be the best option available. They will have enough experience in dealing with these tiny monsters. They also have all the updated technologies at their disposal that cause no health issues.