We recently picked up a story from a local school that had a problem with wasps and other pests on the school grounds. Naturally, there is some cause for concern when it comes to these sorts of pests within a learning environment. We wanted to highlight some of the key things that schools and other learning organisations should know when it comes to these problematic pests.

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What is Pest Control?

A pest control technician is also known as an exterminator. An exterminator goes to businesses and customer homes to check for rodents or insects. They then utilize the right method to eradicate or get rid of the pest, whether it be a poison, trap, or some other method. This article will provide an introduction to pest control technicians.

One of the main duties of a pest control technician is to identify and eliminate rodents and insects. Common animals that rodents and insects like to inhabit are mice, rats, and roaches. Some animals are more persistent than others, however, such as mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks. Other methods of eliminating these rodents include poison, traps, and others. Many companies employ both methods together in order to get rid of as many rodents and insects as possible.

pest controlWhat Do They Do?

If a technician finds any type of rodent or insect in their home or business, they first want to try methods that do not cause harm to humans or pets. Methods such as a dusting or vacuuming of the area, cleaning the area, or applying some sort of chemical may be used first. Sometimes a professional pest control company will apply insecticides or pesticides before they check with the homeowner first. When insecticides are applied, they are most often applied by a bug bomb. Bug bombs are devices that are filled with a highly toxic gas that are strategically placed throughout a room in order to suck pests like ants and moths away from the living areas of humans and pets.


Problematic Insect Pests

When dealing with pesky ants and other insects, there are a few different options that can be considered. The first involves using npic tape. Npic tape is often seen on utility poles throughout neighborhoods as well as businesses. Npic tape is tape that has a sticky side that when peeled back will release a chemical that destroys ants and other unwanted intruders. Although this method may sound dangerous, there are many benefits to using npic tape as a pest control technique.

Other types of pest control include folders that are attached to trucks that travel around spraying chemicals into the surrounding neighborhoods. While this can prove to be effective, it is important to note that some people are allergic to the chemicals that are sprayed. Other people may be affected by fumes that are released when the truck passes over their lawns or homes. Some of these fumes can even affect the respiratory systems of those who are sprayed.

Pest control methods have helped reduce the number of pest-related calls and complaints that people have made to a local or national pest control association. However, not all pest control methods work the same. Some pest control methods may require specialized treatment equipment that can prove to be expensive. Pests may also be able to become immune to some pesticides over time.