Pest control is a process used in hygiene management that looks to minimise the presence of different types of pests in areas such as homes and retail or food preparation environments. This is done using a range of techniques and methods including sanitation, preventing entry, habitat modification, and the use of both chemical and non-chemical controls. Pests are a nuisance that can cause a variety of problems such as property damage and health issues. For example, rodents can chew through wires causing electrical faults and also pose a risk of disease, such as hantavirus and leptospirosis. Other pests like cockroaches, spiders, and bees can sting people and even cause death in some cases.
Which chemical is used in pests?
There are many different pest control companies available, so it is important to take the time to find one that meets your needs. Check the company’s licenses and certifications, and ask about their training. You should also find out whether the company follows Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques and uses low-toxic chemicals where possible.
A good pest control company will carry out an inspection of the area infested by pests and recommend a treatment plan. Some pest control companies will charge for this service, while others may include it in the overall price of their services. They will also advise you of any steps that you need to take prior to their arrival, such as removing personal items from the floor or emptying kitchen cabinets and ensuring that children and pets are not in the area during spray treatments.