Around the world, controlling pest is a very important challenge. It is a challenge to protect against harmful inspects and damages that can be caused by these harmful insects. It is very common to find pests in homes and buildings such as termites, cock roaches, ants, fleas, spiders, rodents and many more other insects. There are many various kinds of pests and each of these pests pose some type of threat such as for a person’s health, structure of the building and sometimes both.
People assume generally, that preventing or getting rid of cockroaches, ants, fleas, rats, termites, spiders, etc. is pest management or pest control. However pest management is protecting the safety of the food and health of a person. It is important to have the right method of controlling the pests in an effective manner for the safety of the public.
There are numerous ways in controlling pests. Each pest control method has its own benefits and disadvantage. Sometimes controlling, getting rid and preventing these pests, needs to be approached in more than multiple and different ways to make it a more effective method. Below are a few different types of controlling methods?
- Prevention – it is important to prevent pest problems from happening from the initial point. There are three primary steps that are used in preventing pest problems from happening. The first is sealing and closing all the possible pest entrance way. The second is stopping or cutting any source of food that may sustain and attract pests and the final point is ensuring your home or building structure is a free environment from pest breeding.
- Baiting – this method is used to bait the pest. Pest baiting is done by attracting the pest that is the insect into a trap. The baits used can be a pesticide, a common kitchen food item or even an organic substance. Some baiting methods use poison to allow the pests to feed on the poisonous food and then carry it back to it colonies, thereby poisoning and killing the entire pest population.
- Traps – this method is usually used on non-insect pests such as rats and mice. Traps are the best way in catching the pest and easily disposing them.
- Chemicals – controlling pests using chemical such as pesticides have become a common form of pest prevention method. Many pest controlling companies use pesticides in getting rid of unwanted pests. However, nowadays homeowners too can purchase pesticides from any hardware store, chain retailer or home improvements stores and then simply use them according to the instructions, to control the pest problem.