When considering pest control methods, many people think of using chemicals to eliminate pests, but some individuals don’t like to use chemicals because of their potential impact on the environment. Fortunately, there are chemical free alternatives that can be used which include physical, biological, and several other techniques which will be discussed in this article.
Below is a breakdown of the most common types of pest control tactics:
Biological Pest Control
This is the most common pest control technique. Biological pest control uses natural enemies to control pests. Natural enemies are organisms that eat or otherwise harm pests. The main reason that biological controls are so popular is because they’re considered more environmentally friendly than chemical pesticides which can be toxic to humans and animals.
Cultural control involves changing the environment in some way to prevent pests from gaining access to your home or garden by making the environment less attractive to them. For example, you can make your home more difficult for pests to enter by sealing any holes in the foundation or exterior walls and making sure that doors and windows are securely closed. You can also remove any food sources that might attract pests, such as birdseed or pet food that is being left out overnight.
Physical Pest Control
This is a non-chemical method that uses physical barriers to keep pests out of your home. This includes sealing up holes and cracks in your home, putting screens on windows, and using traps to catch insects.
Chemical Pest Control
This method involves using pesticides, which are chemicals that kill insects, rodents, and other pests. They are widely used for pest control because they work effectively against many types of pests without leaving behind any harmful residue. They also don’t require much time to implement and can be purchased at a relatively low cost. One of the downsides to chemical pest control is that while it does a good job of killing most harmful insects and rodents, it can also kill beneficial insects that are good for the environment.
There are several methods of pest control that you may use to remove pests from your home or garden. The best method for you will depend on your pest problem, budget, and the property you are treating.
Louis Rico started American Rat Control Inc. because he realized there were not very many options in the pest control industry for expert rodent control and removal. During his 37+ years in rodent control and construction he developed processes and techniques to quickly identify rodent entry points on a structure and how to seal them up to last and look good.