We all know what automatic means: the ability to operate independently. An automatic car wash or sprinkler irrigation system come to mind as examples.
Pest control is defined as the act of controlling pests. Typically, pest control is a service provided by pesticide professionals who come to your property and spray chemicals.
So what could an automatic pest control system be? That would be a system that runs independently to achieve pest control. Hey? Does such a thing exist?
Yes! In fact, there are several automatic pest control systems. The chronology and some information on its effectiveness are described below:
The first automatic pest control systems were propane mosquito tanks that emitted carbon dioxide. These machines had to be placed on a property away from where people were. Carbon dioxide is supposed to keep mosquitoes away from people. But since no blood food was offered from the fake carbon dioxide, the mosquitoes would still find people and bite.
The next generation of automatics are mosquito misting systems. These are made up of a series of tubes and small spray heads that are mounted in and around the properties to control mosquitoes. There is a large 55 gallon barrel that contains the chemicals. Periodically, the tubes are pressurized with the chemical that is released into the air to kill the mosquitoes. These systems use synthetic pesticides that are harmful to bees (and small pets). If the wind blows or if the delicate atomizer heads are damaged, the chemicals go to another part of the environment. It is also prohibitively expensive to cover an entire property. So far we are only talking about mosquitoes but there are many other pests. And the ants? Don’t want to control roaches, termites, and lawn pests, as well as mosquitoes?
The Automatic Pest Control System has now grown. We are talking about a revolutionary punaises de lit process that uses an irrigation system to deliver non-chemical, food grade cedar to control pests. Cedar – Like cedar chests and cedar cabinets, where you never see a bug. That’s because cedar controls pests!
With this system, mosquitoes are attacked. But so are fleas, ants, cockroaches, ticks, chiggers, garden pests like aphids, whiteflies, and mole crickets, and many more. This “set it and forget it” automatic pest control system only requires you to refill the reservoir, maybe once every two months.
Control mosquitoes and a billion other pests? Now that is an automatic pest control system!
Louise Hodges is the owner of Greenbug, which offers pest control products that use cedar as an active ingredient. Greenbug offers alternatives to synthetic chemical pesticides.
Louise invented the Greenbug system which directs an irrigation system to distribute the Greenbug and safely create pest free areas where water is directed.