Consumers across the country have made it clear in recent years that they want a safer , more effective approach for pest management and want to protect the environment at the same time. Pesticides have important benefits, whether they are used to control insects, rodents, weeds, microbes or fungi. They help farmers make food supplies affordable and abundant. Pesticides are also used for control of pests as common as cockroaches, termites and mice in other environments, such as our homes and schools.Our website provides info on Control Exterminating Company-Exterminator.
When houses and yards are kept clean, there is no food for pests and nowhere to live and raise, and this in turn means that few pests are present. This is the old way of using sanitation to control pest.
Pests can be controlled in the following ways by doing good hygiene:
Sweep the meals up. Place food scraps in the tank, and after use wash and dry dishes, cups, bottles, cutlery and pots for cooking.
Put all the scrap into the bin
Wrap all food scraps in paper tightly before placing them in the bin
Keep all benches, wardrobes and floors clean and free from food scraps
Wash regularly behind stoves, fridges and other household appliances
Keep food in containers covered with tight lids
Use the proper bathroom. Make sure all the urine and feces get into the pedestal pan and after use the toilet is flushed. The only type of paper that should be flushed down the toilet is toilet paper.
Make sure the toilet is clean and that the cistern is working properly
Ensure all septic tanks and leach drains are sealed correctly
Make sure the community rubbish tip is operated correctly and the rubbish is regularly buried
Use fly screens to stop pests from entering the house and seal the pipes
There is little point in having a pesticide program to control domestic pests if not addressing the related hygiene factors as well. Should good hygiene not be preserved, the pests will soon return.
Methods of biological control
We can also use biological control methods to control pests. These strategies include using the pest’s natural enemies and interfering biologically with their breeding capacity. Do not use pesticides.
Two examples of approaches used for biological control are:
Use of Australian indigenous fish to feed on mosquito larvae in bodies of water
The use of dung beetles to break down and remove cow feces in such a way that they are no longer available as breeding grounds for flies.