In the USA, raccoons caused a nuisance by tearing open refuse sacks. Many householders introduced bins with locking lids, which deterred the raccoons from visiting. House flies tend to accumulate wherever there is human activity and is virtually a global phenomenon, especially where food or food waste is exposed. Similarly, seagulls have become pests at many seaside resorts. Tourists would often feed the birds with scraps of fish and chips, and before long, the birds would become dependent on this food source and act aggressively towards humans.
Pest control refers to the regulation or management of a species defined as a pest, usually because it is perceived to be detrimental to a person’s health, the ecology or the economy. Pest control is at least as old as agriculture, as there has always been a need to keep crops free from pests. In order to maximize food production, it is advantageous to protect crops from competing species of plants, as well as from herbivores competing with humans. The conventional approach was probably the first to be employed, since it is comparatively easy to destroy weeds by burning them or plowing them under, and to kill larger competing herbivores, such as crows and other birds eating seeds. Techniques such as crop rotation, companion planting also known as inter cropping or mixed cropping, and the selective breeding of pest-resistant cultivars have a long history.
Chemical Pesticides Go Way Back
Chemical pesticides date back 4,500 years, when the Sumerians used sulfur compounds as insecticides. The Rig Veda, which is about 4,000 years old, also mentions the use of poisonous plants for pest control. Ancient Chinese and Egyptian cultures are known to have used chemical pest controls. But it was only with the industrialization and mechanization of agriculture in the 18th and 19th century, and the introduction of the insecticides pyrethrum and derris that chemical pest control became widespread. In the 20th century, the discovery of several synthetic insecticides, such as DDT, and herbicides boosted this development. Chemical pest control is still the predominant type of pest control today, although its long-term effects led to a renewed interest in traditional and biological pest control towards the end of the 20th century. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Pest Control Specialists
Pest control and termite inspection companies service homes and businesses located in your area. There experience usually covers the full range of pest control, termite control and repair services. They are usually environmental pest management specialists. They try to have complete pest management with the least impact on the environment. These pest control specialists have years of experience and the latest techniques, combined with the safest products available, to ensure you the highest quality of care and protection.
Pest Control Technicians
A customer will see there commitment to service as soon as our technicians arrive at their front door. All pest control technicians work in full uniform and drive clearly-labeled professional trucks with our logo. The technician’s are licensed, bonded, insured and qualified to eliminate all types of pests from your home or business. You can trust a service professional to treat your home with the same level of dedication and professionalism as they would their own.
Why Will They Not Answer When We Call?
When bugs come in the house or business it is no fun for the family or customers. This is when most people get on line and start calling pest control companies to deal with the bugs, so we can go on with our lives. Often it seem that the local pest control companies do not pick up the phone, are they to busy to help? If you leave a message how long will it take for them to get back to you? The best thing seems to be just call another bug spray company and see if they will answer.
Spring Time Brings The Bugs
With the warmer weather you will probably be wondering why you are seeing more bugs outside your home, office or business. Many bugs will lay low while it is cold out side just like the flowers. As spring arrives the flowers and plants start to grow and bloom, it is amazing how the bugs, ants and spiders come out of hiding. If you find your property has more bugs on the outside perhaps it is a good time to call your local pest control company before they come inside.
Where Did All These Bugs Come From?
Where are all the bugs in the winter? It seems there is no bugs all winter and then the first warm day, boom all the bugs have awoken out of their slumber and are rising and shining with the beautiful spring flowers. I have tried everything to keep the ants out of the house been to Home Depot and Lowes with all kinds of chemicals and nothing happens. It is like I am feeding them, they go away when I am spraying them, but not much later, they seem to be back with all their friends. The only thing that seems to work for me it the Industrial Strength Chemicals that professional termite and pest control companies use.
What Is Up With Humidity & Bugs?
We recently moved from a very dry west coast environment to the east coast with a very humid environment. Everything was fine until the heat and humidity started rising and WoW, the bugs started coming from everywhere. I did not realize there were so many types of bugs, flying, crawling, biting etc. It was great to call a pest control professional who came out and went over the different types of bugs in my area and gave me a plan to work with, this has provided some relief.