If you’re a homeowner, then you’re probably all too familiar with pests. Whether they’re flying, crawling, or burrowing in your home, pests can be a nuisance and a health hazard. Fortunately, there are many pest control methods available to help you get rid of these unwanted guests. Lawn Plus Pest Control Services takes you through some of the most common types of pest control.

4 Methods of Pest Control

1. Chemical Pesticides

The most widely used type of pest control is chemical pesticides. These are chemical compounds that are designed to kill pests and stop them from coming back. Chemical pesticides come in a variety of forms, including liquids, bags of dust, and granules. When using chemical pesticides it is important to follow all instructions and safety precautions on the product label carefully. This will help ensure that you use the product safely and effectively.

2. Biological Pest Control

Biological pest control is another popular method for getting rid of pests. This method uses natural predators such as birds, frogs, and spiders to keep the pest population under control. It also may rely on natural scents and plants such as lavender, vinegar, or lemon. Some people also rely on lime or cedar shavings. Biological pest control is often used by organic farmers and gardeners who want to keep their crops free from harmful insect infestations without using harsh chemicals.

3. Traps

Traps are an effective way to capture small animals, like mice and rats, that may have found their way into your home or yard. This pest control method works by luring the animal into an enclosed space where it can be trapped until it can be released elsewhere, away from your property. However, traps come in many different shapes and sizes, so it’s important to choose the right one for your needs.

4. Repellents

Repellents are substances that repel certain types of animals or insects without actually killing them. This option comes in many forms, such as sprays, powders, granules, and even electronic devices which emit high-frequency sounds that only certain animals can hear. Repellents can be used around gardens, lawns, homes, garages, etc. to prevent specific animals from entering those areas. 

Consider All Your Options

With so many different methods available for controlling pests around your home or yard, it’s important to choose the one that best fits your needs and budget. If you need a team of professionals to handle your pest control, contact us at (513) 296-7378. Lawn Plus Pest Control Services proudly help residents throughout Cincinnati and Mason, OH, taking care of all their pest needs, including rodents, spiders, and ants.