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It occurs in my opinion that if first world countries would reduce their reliance on chemicals for pest control, the production of those chemicals would decline with the demand, and plants would be closed or re-purposed. When plants making toxic chemicals are closed, or re-purposed to non-toxic chemical manufacturing, people in third world countries could have reduced publicity -- potential and real -- to poisons used in pesticides. People in first world countries who live near chemical vegetation would also be more secure from chemicals produced in such plants -- chemicals that could be released through accidents or terrorism. There are lots of ways to control pests other than with the use of dangerous chemicals. Lives depend on that alternative approach being used.
Using the increase of your bed bugs in hotels across the US, it can be unnerving to think about keeping your hotel bug-free without pesticides. Stop panicking! Right now there are natural and organic and natural pest controls and techniques coming out daily that will help you keep your hotel bedbug free, or exterminate them if they are already in residence. It's important to be part of the solution, not contribute to the problem.
Eliminating chemical substance pest control from your operations will make the world an improved spot to live. Adopting natural pest control is a step toward creating a welcome habitat to guests. That's an financially sound decision.
Infestation control means management of a species creating problems for humans directly or indirectly, since it is considered dangerous to an individual`s health, the economy or the ecology. Pest management is at least as old as agriculture as it was necessary to keep crops free from unwanted animals and insects.
Chemical control dates back 4500 years, with the Sumerians using Sulphur substances as insecticides. In India the Rig Veda, which is around 4000 years old mentions the use of poisonous plants for pest control. But chemical management became widespread with industrialization and mechanization of agriculture in 18th and 19th century, and the development of insecticides Pyrethrum and Derris Today substance pest control is the dominant type of pest control. But its aftereffects have led people to think about alternatives in the form of traditional and biological pest control.
The particular chemical agents include weed killers, insecticides and fungicides.
Long lasting synthetic compounds which affect the nervous system of insects on contact are applied as insecticides. Examples of best insecticides are the chlorinated hydrocarbons DDT, Chlordane and Toxaphene, even though DDT has been banned. Organophosphate insecticides include Malathiom, Parathion and Dimethoate. 2, 4- dichlorophenoxyacetic acid is the most effective herbicide, used to kill broad leaved weeds.