Browse Month: February 2017

Getting to Know your Pests…

We often see them walking inside our homes wondering how they are able to get in and what is the reason they visit our homes. There are actually variety of pests that visit our respective houses. Usually, they get in to look for food and for shelter. There are many a business in your area that can fix the problems caused by all these annoying pests.


Well-known rodents include mice, rats, squirrels, guinea pigs, hamsters and etc.  They use their sharp incisors to gnaw food, excavate burrows, and defend themselves. They destroy different materials including wood, wallboards, clothing, electrical wiring etc. They can also be a threat to health, as they are known to transmit various diseases and can contaminate food.


Because of their small frame physical structure, it makes them efficient in searching for food that become problematic in every setting. They grow in large number in just a short span of time and their small physical structure allows them to enter through tiniest cracks which makes it difficult to control and prevent.


Cockroaches are common and hardy insects, and can tolerate a wide range of environments. They have appeared in human culture ever since and are popularly depicted as dirty pests, though the great majority of species are inoffensive and live in a wide range of habitats around the world. They are often found in places with food and water. They are also considered as one of the threats to our health because they are capable of spreading more than 20 kinds of bacteria.


Flies have a mobile head, with a pair of large compound eyes, and mouthparts designed for piercing and sucking. Their wing arrangement gives them great ability in flight, and claws and pads on their feet enable them to cling to smooth surfaces. They are also considered as one of the disease transmission. Sanitation and exclusion should be a primary focus when resolving a fly infestation.


Termites can cause serious damage to buildings, crops, or plantation forests. They are also considered as a major agricultural pests where crop losses can be severe. They can also damage wood foundations in our homes.

Bed bugs

Bed bugs are insects that feed exclusively on blood. A number of adverse health effects may result from bed bug bites, including skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms.


Centipedes have a rounded or flattened head, bearing a pair of antennae at the forward margin.  Accordingly, they are found in soil and leaf litter, under stones and dead wood, and inside logs.

What do we need to know about Biological Control?

Biological Pest Control is another method used by exterminators and practitioners that make use of natural resources and natural participants. It is defined as a natural way of cutting pests also with the participation of human beings. Suppression of other insects is not done with human beings. It is just due to natural occurrences and other factors that result in such action.

The word “biological control” was first used by Harry Scott Smith. There are natural enemies in the production which are considered as beneficial and important in crop production. However, the flow and the management of natural predators are somewhat plain and complicated. Funny as it may seem but there are species which we consider as a threat turn out as much as a heavy advantage in the pest control process. A qualified natural detractor needs to have good adaptation skills to different conditions and good abilities in terms of searches and a high production rate. It is very important that these species can grow in numbers in just a short span of time so that there will be lots of species that could work well in the overall process. It should be also effective in searching for its host.

Several Pest Control websites have said that there are three basic pest control strategies today: First is importation, Augmentation, and conservation.

In importation also called as classical biological control includes the introduction of pest’s natural enemies to a new environment which is very rare for them to occur. In order for them to be considered effective, they should have a strong ability in colonization that allows then to be on the track of the habitat. If the agent has a good persistence, control will mostly occur. This results in a good maintenance of the population.

As for augmentation, it involves the release of the enemies. In the inoculative type of release, small numbers of these agents are released with time intervals to allow them to grow in numbers having hopes of setting them up for a long time control. It is not a guarantee that augmentation will work best but it could be effective depending on the understanding of the situation.

The last but not the least is the Conservation. This is the third method of biological pest control. In this method, the natural enemies are already doing good in the habitat and they already have a good track of their target. Also, their conservation is easy and cost effective.