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February 2017

Why do we hire pest control firms? Can we not do it ourselves? What difference do they make?

Surprisingly quite a few people asked these questions especially those who are not that aware that these folks exist. Some people might think solving pest issues is simple. You simply buy a pesticide and use it yourself. However, it won’t solve your burden.  There are a lot of benefits we could get from getting a professional pest control company and the outcome is waaaayyy better. Here are the reasons why it is best to choose and hire a pest control company to do it for yourself:

  1. They keep your home safe: Pests are pests. They nibble and chomp. A typical person doesn’t have any idea on how to strictly handle these cases. Only professional pest control companies know how to prevent these situations.
  2. Save Money: Pests keep on coming back and continue to damage what’s left. You keep on buying pesticides but later realized those things don’t work. So, it is better to turn to pest control services right away to solve the problem.
  3. Piece of mind: Now you do not have to worry about anything going wrong since the experts are there to help you fix your pests issues.  
  4. Avoid more damage:  Save what’s left while you still can. A DIY pesticides are not assured to solve your pest issues. So, while you still have time, it is better to hire the experts.
  5. Identify the source:  Experts can easily identify where the problem(s) started and with that be able to stop your problem from the root. The DIY methods are often hard to set up and are temporary whilst professional solutions last permanently.
  6. Effective Solutions: Pest Control firms are given up to date information and products that could treat your dilemma quickly.
  7. Warranties: If ever your dilemma is not addressed in a single consultation, some firms are willing to come back and check free of charge.
  8. More Knowledge : Aside from fixing your pest issues, they can also give you tips on how to prevent having these cases occur again. They can also tell you the correct proccedures you use to avoid these annoying visitors . Moreover, they are the ones who can best address your questions.

We spoke to a company that works in Castle Hill pest removal and they said ” Hiring a professional pest guy is an absolute necessity often DIY methods are dangerous and can cause harm to your family while not being effective. ”

These are few of the considerations you might want to take before trying to solve your pest issues. The experts have the right equipment to do their job and they are also well trained. In addition, they are also familiar with the different species of these pests so t

Pest Control History

What is pest control?

Pest Control is a way of managing creatures like insects as “pests”. We see pests as a danger to our health and to our surroundings. We call people whom we called “exterminators” when we need to resolve issues with pests.

However, all things come from the beginnings. Let us try to trace down how pest control started. The history of pest control started mainly from agriculture as crops need to be maintained and to be kept away from insects. Parts of Britain use firearms for pest control especially for squirrels, rabbits, rats and those other tiny pests.

People now adays own business’s that specialize in dealing with common house hold pests. They are called Pest Removal services. Each business uses unique equipment and techniques to easily deal with ants, rats, termites, you name it they can deal with it. 


4,500 years ago, sulfur is being used as an insecticide by the Sumerian people. Poisonous plants have been considered as a solution too. It was when the time of 18th and 19th century, the beginning of insecticides such as derris and pyrethrum became pervasive.

We know that China also is famous for the large production of goods nowadays especially in technology. China would never be left behind. In pest control also, they were able to use botanical insecticides for seed treatments in 12000 BC.

Also in 950 BC, burning is one of the ways to kill and manage pests. Oil spray is also considered for pest control in 200 BC. Not only China uses botanical insecticides for seed treatments but they also make use of predatory mites for protecting their orchard. In AD 400, Farmers use arsenic to the roots of rice to control insect infestations.

Before, having documentation and record was not being practiced. In the 1800s, people realized why is there a need to record everything that they need to take not. It started the practice of having books and papers for their documents in pest control. Later in 1880 where the first commercial spray is made and announced.

With those times mentioned above, people are protecting the things important to them why they do and create things that will control pests. However, in 1892, Canada creates a law that using chemicals to spray trees harmful to bees are illegal. Also in 1901, Hawaiians made a record for successful biological weed control.

Later in 1959, K.S. Hagen, R.F. Smith and other scientists introduced the concept of the term “integrated pest management”. The National Environment Policy Act was submitted by the US in 1969 also. With all the developments of Pest Control, in the 1980s, countries experienced a great success in IPM techniques.