When it comes to insects, pests, and bugs in general, there are a lot of different ways that we can try to get rid of them. We can use sprays, foggers, or powders
It might seem like an unimportant topic, but it’s crucial to know what insect control products you should be using and how to use them properly. With so many different brands and types of insecticides available, it can be difficult picking the right ones for your needs.
Make sure you know the active ingredients and how they work before committing to a single product. Not all products and ingredients are created equal. Some will kill your pests on contact while others need to be ingested and digested by the insects to be effective. The active ingredients used in them also differ. Some work as a repellent, like DEET, while others kill the insects that come in contact with it.
The following are top 5 insecticides and which type of insects they are best against;
1. Diatomaceous Earth
This powder is made from fossilized marine phytoplankton and is harmful to insects with exoskeletons. However, it is completely safe for pets and humans. It is commonly used to deal with ant and slug infestation. You can apply the powder directly in the areas where the pests live. This is especially helpful in kitchens and other indoor areas where sprays and baits may be inaccessible or unwanted.
2. Orthoboric Acid Bait
This is a bait that contains natural enzymes that are attractive to pests and toxic to them when they consume it. As they eat it, they also spread it throughout their colonies, killing the pests on contact. It is particularly effective against ants, roaches, and silverfish. However, it is not a good choice if you have pets in your home.
3. Southern Ag Natural Pyrethrin Concentrate
This spray is made from the chrysanthemum flower and contains the active ingredient Pyrethrin. It is effective in killing a wide range of pests which attack vegetables and fruits, as well as eliminating pests on livestock and pets and infestations around your home.
This is particularly good if you are looking for a natural and eco-friendly solution for eliminating pests while still being safe for your plants.
This is a product containing Boric acid, which kills insects on contact. It is best used on wooden or plastic surfaces that you can spray it on with a mister. However, it can be dried out and used as a dusting agent to prevent creepy crawlies from breeding in crevices.
5. Reclaim IT Insecticide
Reclaim IT insecticide (also known as Supreme IT Insecticide) is a suspended concentrate with the active ingredient bifenthrin which acts a repellant for a wide range of insects. This product is good to use both indoors and outdoors as it is safe around pets and children. It also doesn’t have an odor nor does it leave stains. This product is great for treating and spraying insects such as mosquitoes, spiders, ants, and fleas. It has also been labeled to be effective in the control of over 70 pests.