Portland Pesticide Service
A pesticide is a single or multiple mixture of substances used to prevent, eliminate or repel living organisms that threaten to injure, or cause damage to people, plants, animals or structures in both commercial and residential settings.
Pests consist of a wide range of insects and wildlife. Their effective control is authorized and recommended under the supervision of licensed and accredited professionals only. Pro-Tech Services pest control experts are experienced with the proper preparation and application of pesticides in Portland according to federal regulations outlined for the pest control industry.
Portland Pesticide Information
As a result of easy access to many unauthorized pest control products online, pest control professionals must remain more conscious than ever of industry regulations. The use of pesticides in the United States is strictly regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency, as stipulated by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. Pro-Tech Services is a licensed pest management organization and uses only products permissible by federal law.
There are many types of pesticides available on the market today with herbicides and insecticides as the most common choices to manage unwanted plants, insects and wildlife.
are used to kill various strains of fungi, including mildews, molds, and blights.
kill weeds and other unwanted plants
are used for mice, rats and rodent removal.
kill mites that pose a health threat to plants and animals.
are used to kill nematodes that feed on plants and disrupt agriculture.
comprise of a wide range of chemicals used to kill and control insects, spiders, and other bugs.
- • Contact/ Non-Residual Insecticide: Toxic to insects upon direct contact, These usually have no residual life.
- • Residual Insecticide: Remains effective where applied depending on formulation type, surface type and exposure to elements
- • Insect Growth regulator/ IGR: insecticide that mimics hormones in young insects and disrupts how insects grow and reproduce
- • Non-Repellant: These insects do not repel insects. Social insects like ants cannot detect non-repellants and readily crawl through them. Hence, this is a slower method that eliminates all the ant colony including the queen
In addition adhering to all national regulations governing the pest control industry, Pro-Tech Services is also required to adhere to state and local laws governing the Portland region. Pro-Tech Services is recognized as a responsible provider of safe and effective pest control services that are in accord with the highest of the industry’s safety standards.
If you have any questions on whether a pesticide or any pest control method is safe for use on your Portland residential or commercial property, please call us.
Each year a range of pests destroy nearly 37% of all crops in the United States resulting in a monetary loss of approximately 122 billion dollars. (Source: Study.com / Use of Pesticides)
Despite existing challenges, the widespread use of pesticides has provided significant benefits which include: