Ways Used to Control Pests.
Pest is a worldwide problem affecting human race. Pests refer to insects that destroy crops and other undergrowth or agricultural estate types. There is a technique of controlling or regulating pests which upset human health, vegetation, and farm produce known as pest control. Some of the pests that disrupt human health are mice, lice and, mosquitoes. Specialists have come up with various methods of pest control due to technology and science innovation. Existence of pest control started when agriculture started. Pest control controls herbivores that compete with humans, and other species of weeds that compete with crops. Several steps used to control pests are a result of pest management. 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.
Natural Method involves using of natural parasites and predators in water resources, in agriculture farms, structures and is totally safe to human kind and pets ,for example, a cat is a pet but a predator to mice and rats. Sealing of pet structures and inducing a concentrated gas like carbon dioxide to destroy the pests inhabiting the structures when pets have been moved to a different facility it is known as fumigation. 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. A method where pests are repelled by some one of a kind plant in a farm of kind of produce such as planting onion in a vegetable garden then a biological method has been in use.
When there is involvement of insecticides, pesticides, and herbicides when controlling pests then the chemical method is at use. Space treatment uses seclusion of animals and pets so as to spray their structures and houses with insecticides to terminate and destroy pests with their eggs. Poisoning of rats using bait is known as poisoned bait. Spray method uses handheld sprayers to spray pests or structures contact with pests for illustration mosquitoes, weevils and other crop pests. When destroying ticks pesticides are sprayed on cattle.
Use of chemical is prohibited in traditional method of pest control. After harvesting some people burns the left overs of weeds hence controlling pests by destroying the eggs inhabited in them. When rats and mice inhabit homes and stores then traps are set to catch them. Purpose of each trap depends on its design. Destroying of an infected crop or infested by pests either by uprooting or burning of the crop is a traditional way of pest control.
Pest control is necessary for human health, healthy pets and animals and best farm produce.