Over the years, the pest industry has been making constant research in order to develop new technologies as well as products that will be able to better control and prevent pest infestation. Presently, millions of dollars are being lost in big businesses, due to the havoc caused by pests.
Many pest agencies like Pestbusters Singapore have been investing in this these new technologies and strategies have been designed to address the effect pest infestation have on the environment, other creatures and ultimately the economy.
In this article, we are going to be looking at some of the new technologies and products that you can use to address your pest problem.
Biological rational materials
Biological pest control materials are designed in such a way that it will not have a negative impact on the environment. A good example of this is the use of Pheromones in boosting the effectiveness of the existing pest control method.
Presently, professional pest control companies are using pheromone traps to monitor the ever-growing population of pests. The room for growth and innovation in the pest industry is still very large.
A new research at the University of California gave rise to a new method of boosting the efficiency of insecticides specifically for ants. The insecticide itself does not lure the ant, rather it kills it. Due to the fact that the insecticide is mixed with pheromone, ants can be lured away far from their nest before the insecticide kills them. This product was made specifically for a particular type of ant and that is the Argentine ant.
In the future, there are bound to be products for many other species of ant. The goal is to not just to use pheromone enhanced pest products, but also to reduce the impact it has on non-target animals and ultimately the environment.
A good example of this is the use pest product combined with pheromones in food facilities which helps to prevent pest like a male moth from finding a female moth. In the end, the product was able to disrupt the mating circle of the moth.
There is another innovation called (IGRs) insect growth regulator. When used especially by professional, it can disrupt the life cycle of pest, preventing them from reaching maturity.
SD (second generation) Green products
A few years ago, the focus of the pest control industry was on green products so as to reduce the negative impact it has on the environment. Presently, the demand for green pest control product is shifting towards ecological-protection products.
Green pest control products have been in use for some time now, but it is likely going to be replaced by the new emerging second generation green product. The reason why is due to the fact that they are more efficient, with little environmental impact and better ingredient. For example – the first generation green products usually have an offensive smell, but the second generation green product contains ingredients that reduce the offensive smell while being very efficient.
The rise of new technologies has changed the way we communicate with people as well objects that are around us. Mobile data devices are now available that can collect real-time data about the location as well as nature of a pest problem. This technology can make it easy for a couple of facilities to be monitored simultaneously.
For a few years now, pest control service companies are now able to use birth control pest like rodent and birds. Although it is not currently on the market, it is still a very convenient way to control prolific breeders like mice and rats.
In this article, we have been able to see some of the new innovations and technologies in the pest industry. In few years to come, there are going to be new breakthroughs that will take the pest control industry to new heights.