If you are fond of gardening and have a tendency to follow a â€˜greener’ way of life, how do you deal with those pesky bugs that enjoy your garden even more than you do? Pesticides certainly do the trick but as well as affecting some of your non-invasive garden inhabitants, they also contribute to the ever spiralling greenhouse gas issues. Short of catching each one individually, there seems to be very few reasonable alternatives. But now we have found a new ally in this war of balances, namely â€“ the smartphone! Both iOS and Android developers have released a number of apps that have been aimed at sorting out these annoying insect intruders. This article looks at these applications and lets you know if they are the real deal or not!
Bug Off Pest Control by App Express â€“ Free from The Apple Store
We get the ball rolling with this neat app from App Express, it is a bespoke piece of software that links the keen gardener up to â€˜Bug Off Pest Control’ , a chain of stores who fight the good fight against bugs and such. On first appearances it is a very easy to use application with a lot of useful features. As well as an easy way to contact the vendor, there are many snippets of information pertaining to your garden pests. It also features a messaging system where the company will offer you free advice regarding your issues. You can also pay for your services using this app and as long as you have PayPal your transactions will be secure. If you have a worrying critter in your home, simply take a snap and email it over to the good folk at Bug Off Pest Control for an easy ID. We love this app and your bugs will certainly rue the day you ever installed it!
Ultrasonic Pest Control by DevelopmentSquared â€“ Free from The Apple Store
This is a very clever app that can certainly back up its claims, and then some! The Ultrasonic Pest Control application uses an ultrasonic signal that automatically annoys and disperses many of those irritating pests that make our lives misery. As well as the usual insects that bug us, this device will also stop next door’s dog from barking and will send those annoying cats scurrying for sanctuary. The signal itself is of such a high frequency that it is near impossible to be picked up by human hearing. This offers a chemical and safe way to allow us to enjoy a nice quiet afternoon. You can also keep this app on standby for those night times when the mosquitoes come a-visiting. Just a few minutes of this treatment and you will soon be free of their bloodthirsty disgusting habits. The fact that this application is totally free means that it must be next on your download list. You really have no excuse the next time those varmints decide to ruin your â€˜quiet time’. Just unleash this beast and get ready for the sounds of silence!
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There we have it, 2 very different apps that have the same result â€“ zero bug tolerance!
Today’s featured writer, Kevin Ben, works for Alberta pest control services. He’s a fervent environmentalist and one of his hobbies includes gardening.