The Future Of Pest Management



8 May 2018

The pest control industry is always searching for an improved way to control pests, such as rats and cockroaches, and there are some cutting-edge technologies in the works that will advance the way it manages and stops pests on commercial properties. Below are just a few of these innovations waiting to improve the pest control industry:

Highly-Targeted Routes
As an alternate to traditional approaches, pest management specialists can now control certain insects by using their own biology against them. Insect growth regulators, or imitations of insect hormones, impede pests from reaching full maturity by unsettling the insect growth cycle. This removes their reproductive abilities, which in turn, helps prevent an infestation from occurring.

Genetic Alterations
With fresh outbursts of diseases, such as the Zika virus, which is spreading across the southern hemisphere and even north to the United States, more consideration has been put on developing technologies to help fight mosquito-borne problems.
A corporation in the United States has genetically altered male mosquitoes so that when they mate with wild females, their young die before reaching maturity. While the corporation says this is more effective than present mosquito control techniques, not everybody is comfortable with introducing genetically altered mosquitoes into their societies.

Combatting Bedbugs With Bedbugs
Bedbugs are among the numerous insects that undertake the process of molting, or the peeling of their skin in order to grow. Examiners at the University of California studied these insects and the bedbugs observed frequently settled in areas within close proximity of the shed skins. In the future, this evidence could be used for a practical application to develop small and economical bed bug monitoring devices. The devices would allow pest control specialists to easily screen for bed bug activity, helping prevent an infestation before it can transpire.
While some of this study and technology is still in its early development, it’s clear that the industry is making a lot of progressions. This is great news for commercial properties and businesses fighting the battle against pests.

At Bidvest Steiner keeping up with the latest trends and technologies in our line of work is just one way we stay ahead of the competition. Contact us today for all your integrated pest management solutions and let us take care of the rest.

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