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Bed Bug Pest Control

25 Sep

Controlling Bed Bugs and Other Pests

Bed Bug pest Control

Pests have always been part of the major problems or concerns that affect the industries of agriculture and production. Through the years, mankind has developed different and potent equipment and chemicals to control pests.

Bed bugs are one among those pests that affect households. If formerly bed bugs thrive in bird’s ‘nests,’ now bed bugs also thrive in people’s ‘nests.’

It is believed that in developed countries, five out of ten apartments have bed bugs in it. In the developing countries, the figure can be worse.

Bed bugs are small insects. They are among the millions or billions of insect species.

Bed bugs are very resilient insects. It is because bed bugs, in their entire lifespan can survive by having only one meal or feeding time.

Pest research found that bed bugs’ life span is only about more than a year. But female bed bugs can lay eggs three times during that span. Each egg-laying session by the female bed bug can be equivalent to 300 eggs. The fact makes bed bugs one of the most rapidly spreading pests in the planet.

Pest control substances

In general, pest control substances or pesticides and insecticides used to control pests, including bed bugs can be categorized into three groups:

* Insect Growth Regulators. IGRs aim at affecting or hindering the development of larvae or eggs of bed bugs and pests. Though these insecticides not effectively exterminate adult pests, they work to impair reproduction. So, IGRs are an effective way to control pests.

* Contact pesticides. It kills pests instantly, within seconds, or minutes, or instantly, the target pests or insects will be exterminated. But among the pest control substance groups, they are the least effective It is because contact insecticides have that repellant property that insects and pests can easily identify.

* Insecticidal dusts. They are also fast, but not as fast at contact insecticides in controlling pests. Insecticidal dusts work by attacking the protective layer covering the pests’ skin. The group is the most harsh and sure way of controlling pests.

Pest control is not an easy task but it is an activity you must do, anyways. Just be good and do your homework before starting the mission.

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