When it comes to pest control, you can pretty much always expect to hear two distinctly different terms when you’re talking about getting rid of pests from your home, garden or other property. One term will generally refer to an exterminator and the other term will be used by the professional who does the work. Pest Control has come a long way since its inception and many people these days are choosing to go with the professional companies for their pest control solutions. For a quick background into the history of Pest Control, it wasn’t until the late 1800’s that extermination became the primary method of pest control. The first known use of chemicals as a means of pest control can be traced back to 1815, when an English doctor by the name of Dr. Robinson began experimenting with insecticides.
The practice wasn’t taken up by the mass companies until the late nineteenth century, with the mass production of pesticides and the associated equipment and methods that came about in the following century. Extermination by poison continued to be the more common way of pest control throughout the middle and part of the twentieth century, with the much less harmful and effective pest control products being phased out by the more toxic methods of extermination. The term Pest Control now encompasses a much wider spectrum of methods than it did in years gone by and there has been a lot of evolution in the use of chemicals as a means of controlling pest infestations. Today, there are thousands of different products on the market which can all be used as effective pest control, and here is a look at some of those chemicals, where they come from and how best to use them.
One of the most popular products used as effective pest control is the commonly called ‘furniture’, or ‘weed killer’. These are generally the more toxic forms of extermination, but they do offer a level of effectiveness that other methods simply cannot match. They are used by professional pest exterminators across the country on a daily basis, as it is essential that they are able to reach the darkest, most difficult-to-reach corners of homes and buildings. For this reason, a vast array of chemicals are used on a daily basis, many of which have been in use for decades or more.
One of the most widely-used poisons used by pest control professionals and DIYers is rodents poisons. It is a good idea to keep mice and rats away from food sources in the garden and ensure that they do not overrun one’s garden completely. There are a number of different rodent poisons on the market today, and a quick search online will reveal lots of information on the subject. Some of these may even be organic; others contain compounds which have the potential to cause vomiting and diarrhea in humans if ingested. Mice and rats are a big problem in the UK, and they present a serious risk to gardens where they have overrun. As many of these poisons are marketed as organic, it is important to research whether or not they are appropriate for use in your particular circumstances.
Npic or night-time oil is another popular product that has proven effective pest control methods. Npic is commonly used by DIYers to get rid of termites, which can lead to huge bills if left untreated. As termites can be killed instantly with npic, it is very convenient to use this product at night. In addition, npic is also effective against ants and other insects. For the best results, it is important to apply the product evenly over the affected area.
Finally, termites may come back again due to another factor: they do not actually die when they are removed. While they do not come back physically, they are able to stay in a “reactive” form, meaning that they are constantly building new colonies. This means that once they are removed, they are able to rebuild their colonies over again. Due to the nature of their construction, they cannot be easily removed by conventional pest control methods, an