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. There is a technique of controlling or regulating pests which upset human health, vegetation, and farm produce known as pest control. Human health interference is done by some pests which are lice, mice and mosquitoes. Specialists have come up with various methods of pest control due to technology and science innovation. When agriculture started then it gave a chance of pest control to exist. Pest control controls herbivores that compete with humans, and other species of weeds that compete with crops. Pest management involves various steps to control pests. Various steps are, identify the kind of pest, and decide which method to use and lastly use the method to control the pest.
In biological method parasites predators which consume pests are in use, for example a cat is used to chase and eat rats and mice, this method is safe for human being and pets. 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. Suffocation by heat and soil steaming leads to destruction of pests. 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.
Whenever there is the usage of insecticides, pesticides, and herbicides to control pests that is a chemical method of pest control. Space treatment is a method which uses misting or fogging applicators with liquid insecticides that are dispersed into the structures. When rats are trapped and poisoned by a bait it is called poisoned bait. Spray method involves in using poisonous sprays through handheld sprayers to spray pests or places that are contact with pests for example mosquitoes, weevils and other crop pests. Instance when pesticides sprayed are used is spraying cattle to destroy ticks.
There is no use of chemicals when using traditional methods to control pests and weeds. Burning of fields is exercises mostly after harvest to destroy the pests hence controlling them. When rats and mice inhabit homes and stores then traps are set to catch them. Traps are designed differently to serve different purposes. 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.