Pest control are organisms that damage our crops, plants, or landscapes. They also impact our health and homes.
There are many ways to control pests. Prevention keeps pests from becoming a problem, suppression reduces pest numbers or damage to an acceptable level, and eradication destroys a whole pest population.
Many insects are beneficial in the garden and keep other pests in check. You can cater to them by providing plants, a variety of habitats and protection from predators.
Insects are part of a group of living organisms called arthropods, which include all animals with external mouthparts, three body regions and one pair of antennae (Figure 1). They are divided into orders and families based on physical appearance or behavior.
Most insects undergo “complete metamorphosis,” which means that they pass through four primary stages of development. These are egg, larva (caterpillar), pupa and adult.
Some insects, such as moths, spin silken cocoons to protect the pupa. They also develop through several stages of molting, where their skin is shed between them.
Some types of insects feed on the sap from plant cells by piercing the epidermal layer of the plant, sucking the liquid out and damaging the tissue. This damage can lead to distorted leaves, curled leaves and deformed fruit, among other problems.
Rodent control programs focus on removing food sources, water, and shelter for rodents before they can begin their colony building process. This works in tandem with sanitation practices to reduce the chance that people become ill or develop respiratory diseases when exposed to rat urine, feces or nesting materials.
Rodents can be found living in nearly every terrestrial habitat, including human-made structures. They can be arboreal (tree-dwelling), fossorial (burrowing underground), saltatorial/richochetal (leaping on their hind legs), or semiaquatic.
The order Rodentia, which includes the families Muridae and Lagomorpha, contains over 2,050 species. Many of them are well-known, including mice, rats, squirrels, prairie dogs, beavers, guinea pigs and capybaras.
They are all gnawing mammals that share a common morphological feature: only a single pair of ever-growing incisor teeth. This is called the “rodent” tooth.
Rodent exterminators are a vital part of pest control. Their work is essential in combating rodents and their filthy habits, contaminating food, and spreading diseases such as rat-bite fever, salmonellosis, leptospirosis, and plague – among others.
Pest control experts also perform trapping services and bait stations to reduce the population of rodents in a specific area. However, many people aren’t happy with the killing of these creatures, and this is why most pest control companies offer more than just extermination services.
Rodents are known carriers of a number of diseases and they cause huge amounts of damage to homes and businesses by chewing through wires and causing fires. This is why pest exterminators have to focus on identifying and sealing up their entry points into your property, otherwise they’ll continue to invade.
Pest Control Services
Pests can be a nuisance or a health threat to homeowners and businesses. A professional pest control company can help you identify and remove pests from your home or business.
A pest control service typically consists of two parts: an initial inspection and a treatment. The treatment process usually involves using chemicals to get rid of insects and rodents from your property.
You should choose a pest control provider with a long history of doing a good job. They should be transparent about their prices and services.