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Does Integrated Pest Control Help Ward Off Insects?

Does Integrated Pest Control Help Ward Off Insects?

There are various treatment options and pest control strategies that you can do to ward off insects. Despite this, however, industry experts believe that the best method of eliminating insects and other pests is through an integrated pest management approach. According to professionals, an integrated approach includes appropriate prevention strategies that involve the use of conventional pesticides, natural plant extracts and minerals. Basically, this approach revolves around the use of natural and greener alternatives to the pest management products available in the market today. Why use the integrated pest control method? The integrated method of eliminating and managing pests has become necessary and critical today because of the continuously growing concern regarding the effects of toxins to people, animals, and the environment. Poisonous and other chemical-based pesticides contain lots of toxins that have adverse effects to people, plants, and animals. These types of conventional pesticides are not only applied once. The first application is intended to kill the pests and insects. Subsequent applications are intended to prevent the insects and pests from re-developing. Often times, these subsequent applications are scheduled without properly investigating whether or not there are still insects present in the area. According to experts frequent exposure to toxins from conventional pesticides can result to severe problems in major human body systems including the endocrine system, nervous system, and reproductive system. The effects are direr to children considering their immune systems are still developing. This is why the Environmental Protection Agency works to regulate all types of pesticides to ensure their safety. What integrated pest control and management can do? Instead of using poisonous chemicals to kill...
Summer Pest Control Tips

Summer Pest Control Tips

The weather is warming up and the bugs are starting to swarm!  Most pests such as mosquitoes, ants, bees, millipedes, flies and termites will breed at a higher rate in summer than any other season of the year.  Summer also tends to bring dryer weather which forces these pesky insects inside in search of food and water.  Since prevention is better than cure, home owners need to be armed with sufficient information on the measures to be taken in order to prevent invasion by pests at their homes. Simple Tips For Summertime Pest Control Mosquitoes are one of the most popular pests known in the world. One of the key issues to tackle is destruction of the breeding sites of the pests. Dumpy environments with stagnant water encourage the breeding of mosquitoes. This is dangerous since mosquitoes can spread disease. To tackle this problem, you need to drain all the stagnant water around your home. This should be encouraged even amongst neighbors to come together and dry up the area to avoid a breeding site on your neighborhood affecting others. In addition, it is important to keep vegetation from being too near to the site of your home. Unnecessary vegetation should be cleared and the grass should be kept short for good pest control. This is because most pests like adult mosquitoes use this vegetation as hiding areas. Any containers that are used to dispose of trash should be always covered. It is also important to consider drilling holes at the bottom of the trash container to prevent it from holding water that can encourage mosquitoes to breed. While...
Effective Pest Control For A Pest-Free Home

Effective Pest Control For A Pest-Free Home

Pest control is not only about preventing pests from inhabiting your home or driving them away from your home. It should be a continuous effort to ensure your home is always pest-free. Some homeowners may think that this involves a lot of work and may not be able to commit to it because of their busy schedule. They may find it difficult to find time to do these necessary tasks to ensure their house is maintained and pest-free. Fortunately, there are some simple and easy things that you can do to always keep the pests outside your home. Follow these easy and simple pest control tips. Keep the house shiny clean. Make sure you immediately clean crumbs and food spills as soon as they happen. Do not let these types of messes sit for several hours or even overnight or you risk the pests smelling them and being able to track the spilled food. They will then start to think of the area as a food source and will keep on going back to it until they decide to stay in that area. It is also important keep all unfinished food stored in tightly sealed containers. These also include your pet’s food. Make sure no food odor can escape from the containers so the pests cannot smell them. Also, do not store firewood or any type of wood near your home. Rodents, cockroaches, spiders and other types of pests can hide and take up residence in the wood. Having these pests live near your home is a risk because you are allowing them to be near your home and...
Natural Ways To Bug Proof Your Home

Natural Ways To Bug Proof Your Home

The American Mosquito Control Association, mosquitoes, and other flying insects are absolutely bothersome and could carry and transmit diseases harmful to humans. Flies and also insects spread out all sorts of illness, while stings bees and wasps could also cause a deadly allergic reaction to any individual. While it is tough to get rid of these insects outdoors, you absolutely do not desire them inside your home, do you? Now, what is the most effective pest control idea on how to get rid of them without having to use poisonous chemicals and insecticides? Do not worry because there are naturals pest control tips to get rid of these bugs from your home. Natural Ways To Get Rid of Bugs and Flying Insects  Installing screen doors Installing screen doors and windows are a great way to ward off mosquitoes from entering your home. If you do not currently have them, ask pest control professionals on how to install these screens and remind your youngsters to close doors whenever they go in or out of the house. However, be reminded that mosquitoes are small and can enter even in the smallest opening. Make sure to secure any kind of fractures or rotten timber in the frameworks of your windows and doors. Seal pipeline leaks as well, and also vents with great mesh display. Deal with voids in the roof line too, to shut off the type of place where wasps and bees prefer to nest. Most of these minor repairs can additionally improve your residence’s air conditioning and home heating performance. Keep your home and garden clean Make sure that your home and its close environments (deck, patio area, and also side lawn)are without any one of the “rewards” that...
Pest Control and Termites

Pest Control and Termites

The basics of pest control include learning about the specific kind of pest you are going to be dealing with. And the deadliest pest that could invade residential and corporate properties is termites. What makes these pests deadly is their ability to silently eat away at your home’s foundations and walls. You or any member of your household won’t be able to easily notice their presence, especially if you don’t know what signs to look for. Oftentimes, they have already eaten through half the beams in your basement before you even realize you’re cohabitating with them. This is why it is very important to learn everything that you can about termites. This will not only help you implement effective pest control, but will also help you better protect your house from termite infestation. Here are some basic facts and information you need to know about termites. Termites do not generally thrive underground Contrary to common belief, not all termite species live underground. Although it is common for them to settle underground and create shafts and tunnels all the way up to the surface as their mode of transportation, there are a couple of termite species that live above ground. One such specie is the Conehead termite, which is often mistaken for ants because of their behavior. Termites can eat 24/7, non-stop, without ever feeling full It is common knowledge that termites eat all types of woods and wallpaper. What is not known to many, however, is the fact that termites can eat non-stop for 24 hours without ever feeling full. In fact, research has revealed that a termite colony...
Controlling Mosquitoes This Summer With Pest Control

Controlling Mosquitoes This Summer With Pest Control

Summertime and mosquitoes seem to go hand in hand. We’ve all had picnics and other outdoor events practically ruined by swarms of biting mosquitoes. They are relentless and can be a huge source of irritation during our summer activities. However, there are things you can do to cut down on mosquito population in your area, including making summer maintenance for these and other pests a regular part of your routine. Instead of spending lots of money on DIY fixes such as citronella candles, zappers, bug spray or swatters, consider using preventative pest control measures to eliminate mosquito population inside your house and outside around your property. Why Do I Need Pest Control For Mosquitoes? Mosquitoes have to have water in order to breed. They look for standing water in ditches, flowerpots, clogged gutters, birdbaths and even kiddie pools. Even an old tire lying around can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes if it collects rain water. Professional pest control can identify problem areas and control the swarms with higher grade chemicals that you will not have access to. They also know what is safe for your pets. What Can I Do To Control Mosquitoes? There are several steps you should take that will help tremendously with insect problems, including mosquitoes. Get rid of standing water as much as you can. If there are items that you cannot drain, then at least change the water often. Turn over flowerpots, buckets or other items that collect water. Trim areas that are overgrown, shady and moist. This will help prevent infestations. Don’t let them in your home! Keep windows and doors closed...