General Pest Control

What is General Pest Control?

What is a General (Common) Pest?

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General Pest Control (Structural):
 The use of minimum control procedures, methods, resources, and minimum impact processes and products to control common pest in and around the perimeter of a structure for a period of time.

Pest Control:  Is a broad term that has many interpretations and varies within the  context used. It can be defined as the regulation or management of  species defined as a pest that impacts adversely on human activities. 

   It is not the intent for any Pest Control to eradicate insects that are pests, but to regulate, manage and maintain control of the pests.

 Pest: Also a broad term that has many interpretations and varies in context. It also varies depending on the environment, ecosystem, location (Urban, Suburban, Country), seasons, weather patterns, winds, temperatures, and so on. 

 (General) Common Pest: Yes, again depending on who you ask the answer will vary with each individual. It is not so much as if they are common, rather, can they be controlled with minimum procedures, methods, resources, and minimum impact processes and products for a period of time.

   A fire ant colony is a common pest and easily controlled with minimum procedures, methods, resources, minimum impact processes and products for a period of time.

   Carpenter ants are a common pest, however, requires special products, methods, resources, and procedures to control and protect a structure for a period of time.

   Spiders are a common pest. A house spider is easily controlled with minimum control procedures, methods, resources, and minimum impact processes and products;  however, the brown recluse although a common pest can be especially hard to get control of because of its entomology. It can, and normally does required extensive procedures, methods, resources, processes, and products just to get under control.

    An insect may become a pest for a short period of time, usually the case. After initial control methods it might not be considered a pest for a period of time. A good example would be Grass Hoppers or Crickets. At certain times of the year and in different parts of the country they can get out of control due to population increasing exponentially and become a pest or a nuisance destroying acres of crops, lawns, and ornamental foliage requiring escalation of control procedures, processes and products despite ongoing General Pest Control methods and procedures. 

   The above examples provides the proper meaning of General Pest Control. The use of minimum control procedures, methods, resources, processes and products with minimum impact to our property, environment, ecosystem, animals, and us humans. 

   When it becomes necessary to escalate our control procedures, methods, processes and products we move out of the General Pest Control category and into the specialized Control of an insect or the like.

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