What Are the 4 Different Types of Pest Control?

There are four main types of pest control: pesticides, growth regulators, repellents, and pheromones. Each method has its own unique set of benefits and drawbacks. In this blog post from Pest Services Company (PSC), we will discuss each type in detail and help you decide which is the best option for your business. Learn more below and contact us today to get started with our certified pest control services!



Pesticides are probably the most common type of pest control. They are effective because they kill or injure pests that come in contact with them. However, pesticides can also be harmful to humans and the environment, if not used properly.


Growth Regulators

Growth regulators are chemicals that can disrupt the growth and development of pests. For example, they may prevent pest eggs from hatching or prevent larvae from maturing into adults. Growth regulators are generally considered to be safer than pesticides because they have a lower risk of harming humans, pets, and the environment.



Repellents work by making an area unattractive or inhospitable to pests. For example, you may use a repellent to keep mice away from your home. Repellents are usually not as effective as other pest control methods, but they can be a good option if you want to avoid using pesticides.



Pheromones are chemicals that pests use to communicate with each other. Some pest control companies use pheromones to trap pests. For example, they may release a pheromone that attracts male moths to a trap, preventing them from being able to mate and lay eggs. Pheromones are generally considered safe for humans and the environment.

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