Joel's Pest Control

"WAYS TO CONTROL PEST The first step to pest control yuba city is learning about the pest. This starts from knowing the type of pest you are dealing with. Knowing the type of pest you are dealing with makes it possible to study their lifestyle and know the best way to control them. Listed below are some of the ways to control pests. ORGANIC METHOD Organic pest control involves the use of products like insecticidal soap, oil sprays, floating row covers, baits (e.g sodium fluoroacetate), and parasitic nematodes to control pests. This method is a target-specific method of pest control. It does not affect other plants and animals when used. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL If you are looking to control pests in greenhouses, then biological control is your best bet. This doesn't mean it is not usable in an uncontrolled area. Pests are controlled biologically by using natural enemies of the pest in question. Natural enemies can be in the form of parasites, predators, and pathogens. These natural enemies control pests by disrupting the life cycle of the pest. They mostly do this by feeding on them. The success of this method is dependent on the correct use of natural enemies. This method is safe for the environment compared to the use of pesticides. Use Barrier and Traps. You can stop pest infestation through the use of traps and barriers. With a well-placed trap, you can easily catch some types of pests—mostly rodents. A perfect example of this is the use of mouse traps. Placing these traps at strategic locations with the right bait will surely catch a lot of rodents. The use of barriers can also help prevent infestation. Blocking your sewage pipe with mesh can help prevent pests from coming into your home. PESTICIDES The use of chemical pesticides is a common and effective way to control pests in homes, offices, and farms. Although effective, pesticides are quite hazardous to human health if not used properly. Chemical pesticides can contaminate, foods, water, air, and other organisms. As such, one must be careful during application. Pesticides are found in different states of matter and are grouped according to the types of pests they control. For instance, herbicides control plant pests, bactericides control bacterial and insecticides eradicate insects. Examples of chemical pesticides include; glyphosate, boric acid, and marathon. CROP ROTATION This method is solely for the control of pathogens on farmland. It is carried out by planting different crops at different sections of the farm or garden each year. Since most pathogens are host specific, this means the pathogens in the soil will eventually die out or reduce drastically since their host is no longer present. Finally, to control pests effectively your best bet is to talk to a pest control company. They will be able to come up with the best way to deal with your type of pest effectively. "

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