The use of chemicals in pest control is very common all around the world. They usually comes in the form of insecticides which have different kinds of toxin in them. However, these toxins are only harmful to the pests and poses no threat to human beings.
How does insecticides work?
When the pests are exposed to insecticides, the toxins inside the insecticide will prevent the transmitting of nerve impulses to the brain. As a result, the brain will not be able to the rest of the body to do anything. Thus the insect will be paralysis and the body system of it will fail, causing it to die.
Common Pest Control Chemical Types
There are numerous number of chemical types used in pest control all around the world. Out of those, these are some of the more common and popular types of insecticides used by many:
- Boric Acid
- IGR (Insect Growth Regulator)
Having a general knowledge of the different pest control chemicals may not seem useful to most, but the next time you encounter an infestation, you can deal with it yourself!