Ways Used to Control Pests.
There is a particular public problem in the world which disturbs nearly everybody, and pests cause it. Insects that destroy produces and other vegetation such as agriculture produce are known as pests. Pest control is the regulation of those pests which are destructive to the vegetation, human health and ecosystem and even farm produce. Some of the pests that disrupt human health are mice, lice and, mosquitoes. Technology and science have advanced hence specialists have recognized a number of approaches to clear of the pests. When agriculture started then it gave a chance of pest control to exist. Controlling of herbivores that compete with humans and types of weeds that compete with crops is necessary hence using pest control method. Pest management comprises of a number of steps to control pests. Identification of the type of pest, decision on which method to use and finally use of the method to control the pest are the steps followed.
The use of parasites and predators in water resources, in agriculture farms, structures to control pests safely for instance use of cat to chase and eat rats and mice then this method is known as biological method. Fumigation is a method of pest control which uses a criteria of moving pets from their structures then sealing those structures and induce a concentrated gas like carbon dioxide to destroy the pests. Soil sterilization is effective methods of soil steaming thus pests inhabited in soil are killed by heat and suffocation. Repellents are non-toxic oils obtained from trees, for instance, rat repellent such as Balsam fir oil obtained from the tree for pest control. Planting some pest repellents plant is a biological method, for example, planting onion in a spinach farm to repel spinach pests.
When there is involvement of insecticides, pesticides, and herbicides when controlling pests then the chemical method is at use. Space treatment is a method which uses misting or fogging applicators with liquid insecticides that are dispersed into the structures. Poisoned bait is another chemical method used to control rats. Handheld sprayers are sprayers used to spray pests or structures that are inhabited with pests for instance mosquitoes, weevils and other produce pests, this is a spray method. Instance when pesticides sprayed are used is spraying cattle to destroy ticks.
Traditional methods are methods used to control pests and weeds without use of chemicals. Burning of fields is exercises mostly after harvest to destroy the pests hence controlling them. Traps are convenient traps that are used to trick and trap mice and rats from home and stores. Different trap designs are used according to their purpose. When you come across an infected crop or infested by pests, uprooting and burning of the crop to destroy pests is a way of controlling pests.
Pest control is necessary for human health, healthy pets and animals and best farm produce.