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6 Factors to Consider Before Developing a Pest Control Strategy

A sound pest controller will always understand his subjects better. Whether his study is related to a pest or a strategy to control it, he will try to obtain full knowledge through various sources – online and offline, both. Any pest control in Chesterfield professional will try his level best to the in and out of his subjects well.

Following factors contribute to the development and implementation of a new strategy:

  • Mother Nature

Mother Nature’s conditions, at times, are favorable and unfavorable to the growth of certain organisms and living beings. There are certain conditions in which the pests breed naturally and certain conditions reduce or suppress the population of pests. A professional pest controller knows how to take advantage of conditions and exert less pressure on client’s budget.

  • Climatic Conditions

There are certain pests which grow in hot and humid conditions and some grow in cold weather. Temperature, length of days and moistness affect the reproduction rate of certain pests. There are pests that get killed by rains or freezing weather or drought conditions. Any change in climate can adversely affect certain pests for sure. Only a professional pest controller knows how to use this factor while developing a control strategy.

  • Natural Opponents

Birds, reptiles and other animals feed on some pests. This automatically helps in controlling their numbers. Pathogens often act as pests suppressants. This factor will help a professional develop a strategy that will limit the use of toxic chemicals.  

  • Topographical Barriers

Certain landscape features such as mountains, rivers and oceans automatically control the pest population by restricting its growth in a number of ways. The same features may promote the growth of certain other dangerous pests. Pest controller must consider this factor before implementing any control strategy.

  • Water and Food Sources

Most of the pests thrive on water and food supplies.  Once these supplies or sources are being cut off, pests start getting exhausted and eventually die out of starvation. They slowly become inactive and their life cycle gets disrupted. A pest controller must inform all his or her clients to block all the food and water supplies within and outside the house as a preventive measure.  

  • Shelter or Hiding Places

Any pest control in Chesterfield professional knows that pest population increases when they have a place to hide from their predators. Mostly all the pests live in shelters or secluded areas to remain alive or active. Take this point into consideration before developing a new pest control strategy.