Some fly, others bite, some have 4 legs, others have 8, some attack people while others attack wood. These are pests, commonly identified as unwanted tenants that take and take but only give difficulties. These organisms, plants and animals alike, are uninvited guests that never leave, forever plaguing people with their presence. The most common of these guests to visit most Australian homes are termites, bed bugs, rodents, cockroaches and flies. These pests are known to bite people as they sleep, destroy property and crops in their goal of survival. In comes the miracle of pest control, a sure-fire method to ridding homes and properties of these organisms that seek to destroy human activities.
Suitable management of a problem with pests is a two-part task. The first task begins with identifying the type of pest and the location it calls home, and ends with employing the services of appropriate licensed exterminators. The second task is one that is sure to become a way of life as it involves correctly detecting what factors led to the pest problem and ensuring that sufficient changes have been made to safeguard against this problem is the future. A reputable pest control Brisbane company will guide you through achieving the second task and will offer periodic visits to make certain the pest problem does not reoccur.
There are various forms of pest management; some involve the use of pesticides and chemical agents, while others involve the removal of a pest problem using barriers or the physical removal of plants and animals that cause harm to their environment. The simplest and most universally known remedy for pest management involves the use of traps and other mechanisms; however, this remedy is more effective for less severe pest problems.
Other methods of pest control are preventative in nature and comprise of the eradication of common breeding grounds for pests, for example, the efficient management of waste and garbage. Less invasive methods involve tampering with the food source of certain pests by applying poisonous substances aimed at decreasing or eliminating their population. However, this method should be applied with caution so as not affect other less harmful organisms.
Some biological approaches to pest management have been used in Australia with varied results. These approaches to pest control are a natural alternative and therefore more preferable than pesticides which contain many chemicals that can cause an imbalance to the ecosystem. Such approaches include the use of fish to consume mosquito larvae and the use of dung beetles to bury the faeces of cattle so as to destroy the breeding areas for flies. However, biological methods are not a saving grace due to the fact that the feeding habits of organisms are not an exact and controllable science.
Several institutions and organisations in Australia exist to ensure that no new species capable of becoming an invasive species enter the country. The term invasive species refers to any organisms that is not native to its location and has the potential to cause harm to the environment or human activities. In addition, other bodies are present to conduct research on the control of invasive species and the most efficient and lasting ways to handle pest control matters.