7 Pest Control Terms to Know

When you call Protect All Pest Control, our technicians work diligently to give you the best possible customer service. That means an attention to detail, an explanation of our pest control methods, and availability to answer any questions. But sometimes it helps to learn the lingo.

7 Pest Control Terms to Know

  1. girl in front of blackboardRepellants. Repellents discourage pests from entering an area by spraying a treatment that’s foul-smelling (to bugs, not people!) or harmful to pests.
  2. Pheromones. The hormones insects produce to attract mates for reproduction, pheromones can be used to attract pests to traps.
  3. Attractant. A more general term for attracting pests to traps, attractants can include bait, pheromones, or anything else that’s enticing to insects.
  4. Registered pesticide. A pesticide that meets all of the requirements necessary for use in the United States.
  5. General-use pesticide. Over the counter pesticides available to the general public. DIY pest control may work for minor infestations, although annual professional treatments are recommended to prevent pest problems. Off-label use of general-use pesticides is often illegal.
  6. Restricted-use pesticides. Pest control treatments that may only be purchased by certified pest control specialists. Restricted-use pesticides may be harmful if used incorrectly.
  7. Integrated pest management. Pest control that uses a variety of practices to manage pest problems in an ecologically-friendly manner. Integrated pest management (or IPM) services often include monitoring traps and utilizing attractants, and use pesticides only as a last resort. Its goal is long term pest control and damage prevention.

Have a question about pest control services in Acworth? Call Protect All Pest Control.

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