Chandler Pest Control

Pest control is the control, management, or killing of any types of pest. This is usually done through the use of pesticides. But what should we consider a “pest”? And what is a pesticide exactly?

Pest Control Terms

The following outlines the most commonly pest control terms, as defined by the Environmental Protection Act (EPA). This Act regulates pesticides and their uses.

Pest – The term pest can be applied to insects, mice, or nuisance wildlife, but also to weeds, fungi, bacteria and viruses. The EPA’s definition is as follows: “living organisms that occur where they not wanted or that cause damage to crops or humans or other animals.”

Pesticide is defined as, “any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating any pest.”

Common Pesticides

Common Pesticides are insecticides, termiticides, weed killers and other herbicides, fungicides, fumigants in gas or vapor form, and rodenticides.

Other Options

There are other options that can be used to treat pests:

  • Insect growth regulators (IGRs) and plant growth regulators (PGRs) alter or disrupt growth, maturation, and/or reproduction of pests
  • Repellents are used to dissuade a pest from entering an area
  • Attractants lure a pest in – usually into a trap where it will be controlled or killed
  • Pheromones are a type of attractant that utilizes the natural secretions of a pest to attract or repel a pest from an area
  • In the U.S. all pesticides must be EPA reviewed and approved with a license and registration prior to marketing, sale,  or use of the product.

A pest control specialist will be able to identify your pest and decide what options for treatment will work best in your situation. There are a wide variety of options, so it’s best to let an expert lead you in the determination. That way they can ensure your safety.


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