When it comes to controlling common indoor pests, chemical treatments are often the go-to solution. Pyrethrins and pyrethroids are two of the most popular insecticides used for this purpose. Pyrethrins are botanical insecticides derived from chrysanthemum flowers, while pyrethroids are synthetic chemical insecticides that act similarly. These substances are manufactured to mimic botanical insecticides, specifically varieties of chrysanthemum that are toxic to insects.
They paralyze the offending pest before finally killing it. Pyrethrins and pyrethroids are effective against most domestic insects and mosquitoes, as well as having applications in agriculture and pet protection. Generally, they are safe for humans and mammals, but incredibly toxic to any aquatic organism. If you use these kinds of pesticides in your pest control business, it is important to minimize any possible runoff and prevent the spray from entering the water.
Insecticides containing pyrethrinsor related insecticides (tetramethrin, resmethrin, sumitrin) are the most effective chemical controls for adult whiteflies. Horticultural oils, neem insecticides, and insecticidal soaps can control leaf nymphs.
The systemic insecticide imidacloprid is highly effective against whiteflies in the greenhouse. The biological insecticide Bacillus thuringiensis var. The Israelensis strain or H-14 is highly effective at soaking the soil. In addition, some neem products are labeled to drench the soil and can control fungal mosquito larvae. Unfortunately, none of these products are commonly sold in Colorado and are easier to purchase by mail.
Running a successful pest control business requires both pest control knowledge and general business knowledge. Smart pest control companies know the wide variety of chemicals available and how they can use them to safely solve pest problems. The first important step in the insect pest control process is to identify the pests present so that appropriate management procedures can be used. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the combination of all effective, economical and environmentally friendly pest control methods in a single but flexible approach to pest control. The information in this fact sheet will help homeowners and buildings to control infestations caused by insect pests, in addition to some other common arthropods that invade homes.