There are many different types of pesticides. Pesticides are chemical or biological agents used to discourage pest growth or activity. Each type of pesticide is used to address a specific pest issue. The term comes from the Latin word meaning “to kill;” and while some do, in fact, kill pests, others are meant just to repel and/or control them. Pesticides include herbicides for destroying unwanted plant life like weeds and other invasive vegetation, fungicides used to prevent molds and mildew from growing on household surfaces, and insecticides for addressing the presence of unwanted insect pests, and more.


Insecticides target insect pests that invade and infest a property, causing a general nuisance and/or spreading disease. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, there are several classes of insecticides used to control insects “by killing them or preventing them from engaging in undesirable or destructive behaviors. They are classified based on their structure and mode of action.” Some examples of these classes are botanicals and fumigants.


Insecticides are beneficial when it comes to controlling disease-carrying insects (e.g., ticks, mosquitoes, etc.), as well as wild animals (e.g., rodents, birds, etc.) which also may be vectors of disease. These pests need to be dealt with so they do not cause damage to homes or other structures, and so they do not negatively impact human health.


If you have pests in your home, there are many DIY pest control products available that might be able to help temporarily address the signs and symptoms in your specific situation. You might start out by purchasing a pest control treatment from a home improvement store, in the hopes of eliminating the issue in a remedial fashion; but such products will not help with a major problem or infestation, as they do not treat the root cause and require repeated use over time (which makes them less cost-effectiveness in the long run). Professional pest control technicians use products with better and longer effectiveness than many DIY treatments on the market. That’s why it is important to secure the pest mitigation services of professionals in the field. In the interest of keeping your property from being damaged and keeping yourself and your family healthy, reaching out to the pros is vital.

Absolute Pest Management is your best choice for effective professional pest control in Austin and the central Texas area. Absolute Pest Management is a family-owned pest control and extermination company dedicated to helping homeowners and business owners protect their property from pests. The skilled team uses the top products and the most up-to-date treatment methods to achieve the best pest management results for clients like you. For any issues regarding pest control, pest extermination, or pest management, Absolute Pest Management is ready to assist you. The knowledgeable pest control professionals have been providing efficient and effective pest control solutions to Texans for close to 20 years. So contact Absolute Pest Management online or by phone at 512-444-0262 to learn more about the pest control services provided, and to get a quote quickly and conveniently.