Insecticides are a great invention when it comes to getting rid of any pesky creatures you may be dealing with. Many forms of insecticides can be found online at do it yourself retail stores. They come in several different forms: granules, powders, aerosol sprays, gel, liquid concentrates, dusts, bait or fumigant. The type of product you choose will vary, depending on the pest you are trying to eliminate.
Sprays, which are considered a contact treatment, are a great option if you are dealing with a trail of ants in the kitchen, or a spider in the corner. Dust, granules, or powder are more commonly found to treat insect issues in your garden or lawn. This type would most likely be considered a form of systemic treatment. This means that the product is being placed in the soil and from there it is absorbed by the plant and it comes out through the plants leaves, branches, or fruit. Baits are primarily used when treating cockroach and mice infestations. These are considered ingested treatments since the insect or rodent must eat it in order for it to work. Fumigants and smokes can treat a litany of insects and rodents. Be sure to read the label thoroughly so you know how to properly use it. There are some products that require little to do besides point and spray, or open a box of bait. There are other products, however, that may require you to protect certain surfaces before you use them, or even leave the area you are treating. The label will also tell you how long it may take for the product to work, how long it will last, how to store it, and how to properly dispose of it.
Organic or synthetic is really a personal choice. There are benefits to using both when treating a pest problem. Organic pest treatment products use fatty acids or plant oils as a base to their formula. They are made to repel the pest or insect, not necessarily kill the pest. Synthetic pest treatment products are made from boric acid or silica base. They tend to work on contact and kill the pest or insect. Talk to your local pest control expert and they will be able to advise you on the best method to use for your particular infestation.