Insecticides have at least one chemical that acts as the active ingredient, which refers to the element that gives the solution its killing or repellent power. You will almost always find the active ingredient on the pest control product label.
Mode of Action
Each Myrtle Beach pest control chemical possesses a different mode of action, which is how the insecticide solution kills or repels the target pest. Take Deltamethrin for instance, kills by working as a potent poison to the central nervous system of the insect. Hydramethylnon is a good example of pesticides that are commonly called “metabolic inhibitors.”
Determining A Chemical’s Toxicity
The majority of chemicals that are used in pest control are hazardous to humans. But, all chemicals on the legal market should first secure an approval from a government agency that’s called Environmental Protection Agency before they are sold to the public. Extensive studies are performed to make sure that an insecticide chemical is not just effective against terminating pest but also safe for the public to use provided that the directions provided on the label are followed. What you need to look for on a label is If the chemical is safe for residential use and in places where there are kids and animals.
Common Pest Control Chemicals
Abamectin – offers better overall colony control and is known for its delayed action process. This chemical is found in various popular pesticides and works by attacking the central nervous system of the pest, which leaves them paralyzed and then cause their death. But since it is a delayed action insecticide, pests don’t die right away.
Fipronil – is a fairly new active ingredient that’s effective at getting rid of ants, termites, cockroaches, to name a few. It’s kill rate is as high as 95% in just three to five days. It is a slow acting poison that gives the poisoned pest enough time to return to its colony and spread the poison to other pests. Because of this, fipronil works well in eliminating the pest’s colony.
The other common pest control chemicals are Cyfluthrin, Bifenthrin, Pyrethrum, Boric Acid, and Deltamethrin.
Hire A Pest Control Expert
There are instances when hiring a pest control specialist is far better than eliminating the pest problem yourself. This holds true when the pest problem is still ongoing, or if the problem has become complicated, or when the products required for the pest control in Myrtle Beach can only be used by certified professionals. There are a few things you need to consider when looking for a pest control expert.
You need to vet the pest control specialist before allowing them to enter your house. Check their identification, certification, and license. Make sure that they are all current.
You also need to find out if the company is insured or bonded. This is crucial for you and your property. Check the pest control company’s website and determine if it looks professional or if it is knowledgeable.
Call Zap Pest Control Inc. if you need the help of a pest control specialist in getting rid of pests in your home.
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2507 Forestbrook Rd Suite G
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588