Birth control is another modern pest control method. When mosquitoes carrying the potentially fatal West Nile Virus threatened San Francisco, bicycle messengers were hired to cruise the city and drop packets of biological insecticide into the city’s 20,000 storm drains. According to a recent report on the National Public Radio website, the experimental mosquito birth control system was deemed to be safer than aerial spraying with the chemical pyrethrum, which is the standard mosquito abatement treatment. You can learn more at Team Veterans Pest Control
Naturally, attempts are being made to create a better mousetrap. The Track & Trap system uses fluorescent powder to lure mice and rats to a food station. Rodents leave a blacklight-visible trail that pest control professionals may use to block entry points. Night Watch, which will be available soon, uses pheromone research to attract and capture bed bugs. The Rat Zapper, a sonic system designed to repel rats and squirrels, is currently being tested in England. The Rat Zapper is said to produce a lethal shock using only two AA batteries.
This flood of new environmentally friendly goods is accompanied by a slew of new federal regulations. Latest EPA regulations banning the selling of some pest-killing chemicals have been criticised by critics as unnecessarily restricting a homeowner’s right to protect his house. The EPA banned the chemical diazinon for use in houses in 2004. Pest control entails reducing or eliminating pests. Gardening and pest control, on the other hand, appears to be the control of pests that are affecting the plants, lawn, and/or soil, while structural pest control is the control of household pests and wood-destroying pests and organisms, as well as other pests that may invade households or structures. This can occasionally spill over into the house, but for the most part, we’re talking about the garden.