National Pest Control
What kind of equipment keeps the bugs at bay?
What kind of equipment keeps the bugs at bay? Sean Baker, MD, National Pest Control talks about their tools of the trade
Controlling pests can be a very challenging business. For over 20 years, National Pest Control (NPC) has been in a continuous battle against pests that can harm people and businesses across the UAE, such as rats, cockroaches, termites, flies and mosquitoes. To achieve best levels of control and meet client satisfaction we ensure we have the best professional tools in the industry to deal with any situation.
We have a range of modern professional control application equipment: Gel Guns to professionally apply insect baits to harborage areas; Misting and Fogging machines to apply chemicals in open spaces to help combat flies and mosquitoes; and the work horse of our industry, the Pneumatic Sprayer to spray insecticides to pest activity areas and provide protective barriers around buildings.
Apart from these standard tools we use many types of pest monitoring control tools placed in and around buildings to help us locate, monitor and control the pest. To name a few, these would include professional tamper proof rat bait stations, sticky insect monitoring pads and UV light traps.
We use night vision cameras to help locate pests and understand their behaviour, as well as steaming machines to treat for bed bugs without using pesticides. To ensure an effective and consistent level of control is achieved, our standard vehicle and technician issue list is over a 100 individual items.
There is no single magic tool or pesticide that will rid the property of pests. When we encounter pests, there are normally many contributing factors, and for this reason we ensure the NPC technician is properly trained to locate and identify the pest, as well as the causing factors, supply suitable recommendations to the client and to carry out correct treatment using a range of methods.
More often than not pests will be hiding in dark, undisturbed areas or tiny cracks and crevices. For this reason one of the most important tools in NPC is a good pair of trained eyes and a flash light to help our technician find the pest. Sounds simple but it’s so important. Without this there’s a higher chance pests go unnoticed, don’t get treated for and don’t get controlled.
Pest control is often a process that involves many techniques and client input within an integrated approach; we call this Integrated Pest Management. All NPC’s service teams carry a comprehensive range of pesticides for them to select the most effective and safest possible chemical and application technique to deal with the situation at hand.