A pest control Operator is a highly trained, skilled technicians that have foreknowledge about pests, how to get rid of them and the processes involved in their eradication. The stored food grains are destroyed mainly by pests, rodents such as mice and rats. Periodical inspection of the stored food is essential so that you can find out whether food is infested with pests, dead or living insects or cocoons.
Once you notice pest infestation inside or outside your home, you should hire the service of a good pest control operator, who will help you scientifically get rid of them. Doing this yourself is unprofessional because you might end up not being able to get rid of them, which will give them more room to multiply and even in some cases becomes more challenging to get rid of them. You will need the professional help of a pest control operator to notice the type of pest infestation, the control means and how to apply the control methods.
Note that a rise in temperature of stored food grains indicates the infestation of stored foodstuffs. Pests can be prevented by using pesticides, which will be professionally applied by a pest control operator. There are two types of methods to control pests; chemical method and organic method.
The chemical method involves the use of chemicals such as fungicides, insecticides, nematocides (that kill nematodes) and rodenticides (that kill rodents). All of these are called pesticides and are sprayed at regular intervals on standing crops. Examples of fungicides (copper oxychloride, Sulphur) is biocides used to kill fungi.
Insecticides are very effective against insects are classified into three; systemic insecticides (remains in insect body for a long time before killing them), contact insecticides (kills insect pests on contacts), fumigants (kills insect pests with poisonous fumes), rodenticides (poison baits) and traps. The chemicals which damage small mammals especially rodents. The poison is mixed with food and kept as bait for rodents, for example, zinc phosphide and warfarin (rat poison). A rat trap is a mechanical device, used to catch and remove rats. Warfarin acts as an anticoagulant, so you will need a professional pest control operator to operate this device to prevent you from injuring yourself and the exact location to place the rat trap. The organic method is the reduction of the pest population by natural enemies and typically involves an active human role (a pest control operator).
Natural enemies of pests include predators, parasitoids and pathogens. Many species of wasps and some flies are good parasitoids. Pathogens include bacteria, fungi and viruses. There are advantages of employing the service of a pest control operator; plants pest can be controlled quickly by pesticides when it is applied by a professional. Great care and caution will be taken by the pest control operator to avoid the irritation of skin and the respiratory systems of human beings living around and avoid excessive use since they are non-biodegradable.
A professional pest control operator will know pesticides that biodegradable, i.e., decompose naturally after some time and will even know how to apply the pesticides in the right manner selectively it will only cause harm to pests and not harmful to useful insects, such as bees, birds, animals and man.