Physical (mechanical) suppressive methods constitute a substantial part of Defon’s IPM system that follow and complement preventative measures. They relate to the use of mechanical means and the management of environmental parameters.
The following are two examples of suppressive physical control methods:
The proper adjustment of temperature and/or ambient humidity can be effective against pests. However, dead remains will still be present, polluting the area, and must be removed.
This form of control is mainly useful against arthropods (insects, etc.). In contrast, rodents have the ability to adapt rapidly in a greater range of temperature variations maintaining their homeostasis. Their decomposition may cause an additional problem to the infested area, complicating the use of this method.