Encountering pests in your homes, gardens or farms, is an unpleasant experience. You start to figure out ways to get rid of them as soon as possible. You usually start to tackle them on your own, as you might think that you are doing the best for yourself at a much lesser cost than the professional pest service.
Things might be so, but you need to take a lot of security measures before setting off to tackle these pests on your own. You need to know which pest control tools can be used to tackle away certain pests as sometimes general pest control methods might not eradicate your targeted pests and would rather make the matters worst.
Your pest control tools should be environmentally-friendly and harmless for your health. They should be odorless and without any other chemicals within them.
The typical pest control tools are harmful for us and the environment in one way or the other, so here are a few environmentally-friendly pest control tools which are effective and harmless.
1. Sticky traps
Glue or sticky traps are one of those tools which will help you in monitoring the appearance of pest like mites, as they fell off and stick to these traps. It will let you know how many of them have come across in a day’s time. And through this you can calculate when to apply pesticides. It will help you in controlling pests before they become a huge problem for you.
2. Pheromone Traps
A pheromone trap uses pheromones to lure insects. Employing such replications of insect hormones disrupts their life-cycle and prevents their maturity and reproduction, thus limits their population. This technique is often used for flying insects.
Dusters are used for applying insecticide dust to areas where pests are located. This helps in reaching out and treating only those areas which are affected. They have the ability to reach out to places where your hand can’t, thus your contact with the pest and pesticides reduces. This is used for crawling insects, such as cockroaches and insects. Sealing the treated area after applying the pesticides can help in reducing the number of pests and chances of further infestations.
4. Formulated Baits
Baits do contain chemicals, but when they are formulated as gels. It prevents the chemical particles from flying to other places. These formulated baits allow you to tackle the situation in a targeted manner. Pests might consume or take some of these to their colonies which really reduces their population. A professional pest management company can help in placing the baits in potential pest harborages. And do consult a professional pest control service before employing any sort of bait.
These are some of the most effective and least harmful pest control tools. Do remember, whenever you are handling pests do wear safety equipments like gloves, goggles, shoe covers, bee suits, respirators, etc., so the pests may not be able to attack you.
Pest Control tools should be environmentally-friendly, don’t compromise on yours and the environment’s health.