Pests are small organisms that belong to the class of animals. They are so small that they are noticeable. However, they have many bad effects. They may destroy your furniture, plants, and walls. They may also cause fatal infections and diseases in humans. The infection of a house with pests is called pest infestation. If the problem is of a very small extent, you may use pesticides to get rid of them. There are two main types of pesticides namely:
- Insecticides: they are used to kill insects and arthropods.
- Miticides: they are also known as acaricides and are used to kill spiders and spider mites.
However, if the problem accelerates and reaches a limit that cannot be managed by you, it is suggested to hire the services of pest control Portland. They would provide professional help and root out the cause of the problem to eliminate the issue once and for all. There are a few different types of pest control methods that a pest control company may use to get rid of these pests. The choice of the method depends on many factors such as the extent of the issue, the type of pest infestation and the size of the infected area etc. Some of the pest control methods are as follows:
- The Biological Method:
This is a completely organic and natural way of getting rid of nasty pests. This method does not involve the use of any harsh chemicals. This method used by pest control Portland uses small living organisms referred to as the bio effecters to remove the pests. This method is safe and harmless yet has proven to be very effective. The only limitation of this method is that it can only be used effectively for smaller areas.
- Pest Repellants:
There are certain scents and fragrances that are unbearable for the pests. These may be natural or artificial. In this method, the affected area is treated by using these scents which makes th
e pests run away eventually helping to get rid of them. The effectiveness of this method is, however, short-lived as the scents tend to disintegrate with the passage of time and the pest problem may reoccur.
- Physical Pest Control:
This technique of pest control Portland does not require any chemicals or repellents. The principle of this method is to build barriers between the property and the pests. This technique is particularly useful for the prevention of pest infestation in crops and plants.
- Chemical Pest Control Techniques:
This is a broad collection of methods which mainly uses chemicals to get rid of pests. This is a very popular technique and is the most effective one despite its adverse reactions. This method is very harmful to the environment and may also require the excavation of the house while the treatment is being done to prevent health issues of the residents.
All the methods have their own advantages and disadvantages and through consultation and discussion with the service provider to select the technique that would be the most effective to tackle the issue.