Pesticides and Termites

Pest Control Olympia WA is essentially the management or regulation of a specific species defined as an exotic animal, a parasite of the insect kingdom which adversely affects human activity. Pests can be plants, fungi, animals, or any other living organisms. The pest control objectives aim to reduce, prevent, or eliminate the pest population and administer the interaction between humans and the potential pests.

Among the insects that need frequent trimming are mosquitoes, flies, ticks, termites, and roaches. There are various other less frequent pests such as fruit flies, beetles, bees, wasps, and hornets. For the termites, there are different types of chemicals, powders, and liquids that are used for their extermination. These may include allografts, fumigants, silica fumigants, baits, traps, fumigation, and heat treatments.

Pest Control companies offer a wide variety of chemicals and mechanical control alternatives. In the case of termites, the use of baits and other fumigants with baits or sticky compounds is necessary. Mechanical devices with a vacuum like those that repel insects or attract them to a confined area using either heat or mechanical push / pull are used to trap termites. Some of these may contain pesticides, while others do not.

The termite is also affected by baits and other materials. It is not necessary to apply pesticides when dealing with termites. However, it is necessary to apply the pesticides in an efficient manner so as to minimize or completely stop the colony from growing. This can best be achieved by using integrated pest management or PPM. An integrated pest management system involves the use of several different techniques which are aimed at one objective – to control and keep pests from growing rapidly and overrunning a specific area.

For termites and other pests, an integrated pest control approach involves combining non-chemical methods of control and biological methods of extermination, including fumigation, baiting, rotary insecticides, and traps. Rodents such as rats and mice can also be controlled using fumigants, sprays, powders, and other similar chemicals. Most rodents pose little risk to people, but they present a health risk when exposed to poisons.

Snakes shootout poisonous saliva when threatened, which can prove to be a nuisance and cause harm to humans. A simple solution is to aim the snare’s teeth, ensuring that the shot goes far enough to hit the snakes’ backs. But sometimes, it is necessary to resort to more conventional pest control measures such as snake shot. This involves placing a poison shot into the back of an animal, which incapacitates the prey instantly and prevents it from moving. The most popular snare shot is a copper apple cider vinegar solution absorbed by the body through contact with the skin.

Biological Control: Another popular method of pest control is biological or chemical control. The purpose of these techniques is to make the environment unfit for pests, usually through biological means (such as replacing termite eggs with beneficial insects). Examples of these methods include fumigation, which sprays a fine mist around the home to sterilize the air; using specially designed pesticides that kill pests on contact; and injectable pesticides. Although these methods are known to be effective, they have some serious side effects on humans, particularly those who may be allergic to some of the substances used to kill pests.

Some chemical pesticides have less severe side effects, although they will not be as effective in controlling pests as the above techniques would be. These include non-organic pesticides that have low soil toxicity and natural enemies that feed on pests instead of killing them. Organic pesticides are safe for people and animals, however, and are more economical.