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What is the difference between a nothing repellent and a chemical repellent?

Updated: May 18, 2022

There is a large variety of pesticides available to control different pest problems that may be present. When it comes to pesticides, they are mainly divided into two main types which are repellent and non-repellent chemicals.

There are advantages and disadvantages to both classes, and both will work great if used correctly. Depending on various factors such as the target pest, the size of the infestation and the location will determine the type to be used; this is a decision that is usually made by an experienced pest control professional. There are two main differences between them, especially the time of extermination and the way the pests attack.

The repellent chemical will be the fastest to act, and will usually kill on contact. It will also disturb pheromones left by pests such as ants on their tracks and nests, breaking their navigational scheme. Another great advantage is that pests sense, detect and avoid the chemical; As a great way to repel and create a protective barrier. This is an excellent solution to get rid of pests in exposed target areas, for example on patios or outdoor furniture. Its main use is for the pest control and for pre-construction prevention treatments.

A very common use for them besides the structural pest control industry are repellent sprays commonly used by campers and hikers that repel pests such as mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, and other biting insects. However, it is not really effective to use it in heavily planted areas or those that are full of storage material; this is because the target pest may pass under it to an area that the pesticide has not reached. Another drawback is that there are pests such as termites and ants where the nest and colony are not necessarily where you notice activity, they will kill what they see but will not necessarily solve the problem.

Examples of chemical insect repellents:

· orange oil

· pyrethrin

· bifenthrin

· talstar b

· CS request

· Tim Borg

On the other hand, a non-insect repellent chemical would be the perfect solution to a more difficult problem like termites and termites. This is because it has the ability to be carried away by the target pest to the nest where the actual (and problem) colony is located. For this reason, it does not kill on contact, so one should expect results only after the required time has passed. The time will be anywhere from 1 to 3 months depending on the pesticide used, but a licensed pest control professional will give you a specific time window in which this will occur. It is actually a very smart solution that when the pesticide is applied, it will not disturb the remaining pheromones, it will be as if nothing happened; They will keep passing through without knowing that each time they are bringing the pesticide into the nest and spreading it to the rest of the colony. It usually attacks the nervous or digestive system. This is a great way to not trap the pest within the hull or just move it.

Examples of a non-insect repellent chemical:

· Taurus

· Thermidor SC

· ghost

· Optiguard Flex

· Building 2

· transfer micron

Again, both solutions are great if used correctly, it will depend on the specific pest problem you have. But because they are so good, they can also create problems if used incorrectly such as trapping pests inside inaccessible areas such as wall voids. Ensure that you are making the right decision and that the most effective solution is being used by contacting us and letting our pest control professionals do the job. Don't wait for the problem to expand, take action today.

Many new chemicals used in pest control are described as "non-repellent." What does this mean?

A non-repellent chemical has many advantages, especially when dealing with termites.

Termites forage for food and may come into contact with a chemical barrier around the house in doing so, if the barrier is repellent i.e. termites can detect and avoid them, there is a chance that they will find somewhere around the perimeter of the building where they can enter. Hence, the repellent barrier can fail if the chemical is not applied evenly around the perimeter through all potential entry points.

An area treated with non-termite repellents does not repel the termites, but instead allows them to enter the treated soil to the point that termites are affected and die after a while. The benefits of this remedy are shown in the photos above. It not only prevents termites from finding the untreated part of the barrier, but can also kill many termites due to the delayed effect of the chemical. In some cases, transferring the chemical from one ant to another can be so prolific that the entire colony can be wiped out!

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