911 Exterminators Pest control is the process of managing a harmful organism (such as insects, weeds or disease) to stop it from damaging people, their property or their crops. It may be achieved by prevention, suppression or eradication.
What is another name for pest?
Prevention of pests is possible by ensuring that the environment does not support them. This includes removing all food waste and scraps, storing dry goods in sealed containers and regularly checking rubbish bins for rodent droppings. It also means keeping benches, cupboards, lawns and garden free of debris that could provide shelter or nesting sites for pests. It is important to clean up spills as soon as they occur and to wipe down kitchen surfaces frequently to prevent the build up of crumbs and other materials that attract pests. Regular vacuuming and mopping of floors should also help to eliminate potential entry points for pests.
Suppression is the most common approach to pest management, and it involves reducing the population of the unwanted organism to below an unacceptable level using any of a number of techniques. Eradication is rare in outdoor pest situations, although it is sometimes attempted for invasive species such as Mediterranean fruit flies or gypsy moths.
Biological pest control involves the use of living organisms that target specific pests, including predators, parasites and pathogens. These agents are generally safe for humans, plants and natural wildlife, but they must be introduced properly to be effective. Baking soda is a low-cost, non-toxic pesticide that can be used to kill many different types of pest, including rats, cockroaches and aphids. It works by combining with fluids in the pest’s stomach to form gas that makes them suffocate.
Address: 2477 San Marcos Dr, Forney, TX 75126, United States