Pest Control

General Information
Pest control is the process of minimizing or removing a wide range of undesirable insects and other pests from spaces occupied by people. The actual process of pest control can take place in the home, building in a place of business, or in a public building. Controlling pests normally involves using some type of insecticide to prevent them from entering the space, and to kill any pests that have already established a presence within the space. 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.

Organic pest control explored, as well as pesticide options, to deal with moles, voles, deer, groundhogs, rabbits, insects and other garden pests. Organic pest control methods include live-trapping. Find out all about garden of house pests in these resources on natural control and its alternatives.

Biological Pest Control-Biological Control is defined as the reduction or protection of pest populations by natural enemies and typically involves an active human role. Natural enemies of insect pests, also known as biological control agents, include predators, parasitoids, and pathogens. Biological control agents of plant diseases are most often referred to as antagonists. Biological control agents of weeds include herbivores and plant pathogens. Predators, such as lady beetles and lacewings, are mainly free-living species that consume a large number of preys during their lifetime. Parasitoids are species whose immature stage develops on or within a single insect host, ultimately killing the host. Most have a very narrow host range. Many species of wasps and some flies are parasitoids. Pathogens are disease-causing organisms including bacteria, fungi, and viruses. They kill or debilitate their host and are relatively specific to certain insect groups. There are three basic types of biological control strategies; conservation, classical biological control, and augmentation.

Residential Pest Control
Residential Pest control Whether outside or indoors, the critters that scurry, climb, fly, and burrow on our properties can be a nuisance. In some cases, these unwanted guests can actually pose a danger to the structure of our homes, .....