Innovation In Lowering Use Of Toxic Pest Control

Using toxic pest control methods are well known for being some of the most effective methods for serious pest control issues, however, as with any use of toxic chemicals, this can have an adverse effect on the environment and can be highly dangerous to those not targeted by the toxic methods, such as pets and children.

Because of the dangerous nature and crippling effects it can have on the environment, experts have been working on lowering the use of toxic pest control but maintaining the effectiveness of the toxic options. Pest control companies are recognising the consciousness of their customers and the high demand for low toxic options is increasing, as more and more research is being released on the negative effects of using pesticides. 


You will find that most of the non toxic innovations displayed in the present are adaptations of methods that have been used for centuries to eliminate pest issues. Many cultures used heat in past times to get rid of pests, and in the present we are working on adapting those methods to improve and increase the effectiveness. 

There are now heat sprays that can be applied to areas that are commonly inhabited by pests, however if an insect has a hard outer shell these can be ineffective. Rentokil has developed an Enthotherm system that kills pests from the inside thanks to dehydration and damage to the physiology. 

Heat methods are being continuously developed as one of the most potentially effective alternatives to toxic.


Experts are also focusing their research on creating organic pesticides that will no longer have negative effects on the environment, which could prove to become a huge step in the innovation of lowering toxic pest control.  One solution currently being developing by one of the most reputable pest control companies in the world, for example, uses fungal spores that attach to the external body surface of cockroaches. The spores then germinate and bore through the outer shell to reach the insects’ body cavity, after which they multiply and kill the insect.


The future is looking brighter than ever when it comes to lowering the use of toxic. The development of pest control is ever evolving and there is even predictions that we will be able to convince pests like mice and rats to leave without even touching them, using technology and ultrasound. With the potential of communicating with pests to get rid of them looking probable, how far can we go in the pest control industry? Toxic methods seem like they are soon to be a thing of the past.


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