Pest Control Terms

Acute Toxicity:
Effects of chemical will be seen in a short amount of time/immediately.
Argentine Ant:
Also a very popular ant, known for producing super colonies…these infestations can grow rapidly.
Bacterial Degradation:
Breakdown due to bacteria. This generally refers to the breakdown of chemical barriers or could reference the ineffectiveness of a specific pesticide due to bacteria within the environment.
can simply be defined as the comparison of desired output and real output; and that adjustments are made so that real output equals your desired output
Cancer causing agent.
Carpenter Ant:
generally the largest/biggest ant found. Wood destroying ant.
When used on a pesticide label; chemical should be considered “slightly toxic.”
Chronic Toxicity:
The toxic effects of a chemical can be seen to reoccur or is reproduced over an extended period of time.
Complete Metamorphosis:
Refers to an insect which contains all four stages within their life cycle that includes, Egg, Larvae, Pupa, and Adult.
Contact Killer:
This is used to refer to pesticides that will kill on contact. Over the counter insecticides such as “RAID” may be referred to as a “contact killer.” Typically lacking a residual property.
When used on a pesticide label; chemical should be considered “severely toxic.”
Chemical that will cause the loss of leaves or foliage.
Chemical that works by causing the extraction of moisture.
: is the physical removal of spider webs from the many nooks and crannies around the perimeter of your home.
Environmentally Friendly:
Please read article.
Pesticide used for the control of plant pathogens.
Harvester Ant:
Known for producing mounds with entry points that are at least approximately 2 inches in diameter.
Pesticide for the control of plant pests. Weed control products.
Breakdown due to the effects of water.
Incomplete Metamorphosis:
Refers to an insect that has an incomplete life cycle consisting of egg, nymph, and adult. Complete metamorphosis has 4 stages.
Pesticide used to control arthropod insect pests.
a step or progression in an insects life cycle.
Integrated Pest Management
Knockdown pesticides generally refers to contact killer pesticide for aerial pests. Wasp Freeze is an example of a knockdown insecticide.
(Lethal Dosage 50) Used to refer to the threshold amount of chemical for acute toxicity where it is shown to have killed approximately 50% of a specific specimen.
(Lethal Concentration & Time 50)
A progression or obtaining a level of maturity where an outward or external difference may be apparent.
Material Safety Data Sheet – Data Sheet explaining chemical make ups, and potential dangers.
Mud Tubes:
Mud tubes are produced by termites due to their extreme need of moisture. Often a good indicator of termite activity; subterranean termites will build a tunnel like structure from underneath the soil (where they reside) to the cellulose that they are currently devouring above soil. This allows the termites to travel from the cellulose back down; underneath the soil where more moisture may be present.
Negative Phototrophic:
Repelled by light
Odorous House Ants:
When crushed emit a coconut like smelling odor.
Cockroach egg capsule.
Pavement Ant:
Generally will reside under or around pavement.
Killer of Pests. Chemical used to destroy various pests. There are 8 types of pesticides: insecticides, fungicides, nematocides, bactericides, rodenticides, miticides, herbicides and fumigants.
Pharaoh Ant:
Primarily indoors, known for splitting into different colonies, sometimes found in wounds of hospital patients. Common in Las Vegas
Breakdown due to the effects of sunlight.
Attracted to light
Pest Control Operator
Pest Management Professional
Personal Protective Equipment.
Red Imported Fire Ant:
These ants are very aggressive and secrete a toxin when biting. These ants are what we refer to as a “quarantined” species; so if you think you have come across them contact your local department of agriculture etc for removal. Each case is required to be documented and handled in a specific fashion.
Resides over a period of time. This is often used to refer to a pesticides ability to remain over an extended period of time.
Pesticide used for the control of rodent/mammal pests.
Search Out Source.
When used on a pesticide label; chemical should be considered “moderately toxic.”

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7 thoughts on “Pest Control Terms

  1. I like it too – great idea, with the internet consumers are doing more research and are more educated than ever before they make a call to schedule a service…going to talk to my webmaster about setting up a page for our site!

  2. This is great and I love this one actually. I appreciate your site a lot. About the Pest Control terms and its definition/description, Well I would say that its a useful one and a helpful information.Thanks for posting it.

  3. This is a good reference. Oftentimes, pest control professionals use terms that customers don’t understand.

  4. Good for knowledge when the pest control team use these word we can’t understand. The word rodent mean a gnawing mammal of an order that includes rats, mice, squirrels etc. Rodent is a serious issue in Brisbane. They create a major problem and affect your property. They can enter in your property through pipes, electrical wiring, doors, window etc. If you see rodents on your property you must act fast before they begin cut on your property. These rodents multiply quickly and can cause health problems, phobias and even fires from gnawing on electrical cables.

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