Approaches Used in Pest Control.
There is a particular public problem in the world which disturbs nearly everybody, and pests cause it. Crops undergrowth plantation and crops are destroyed by insects referred to as pests. 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. Controlling pests have existed ever since agriculture began. 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. 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. Non-toxic oils repellents obtained from trees like Balsam fir oil rat repellent are used as the biological method. Trees produce non-toxic repellent oils to repel pests, for example, the rat repellent named Balsam fir oil. Planting some pest repellents plant is a biological method, for example, planting onion in a spinach farm to repel spinach pests.
Chemical method is a pest control method which uses insecticides, pesticides and herbicides to control pests. Space treatment is a method which uses misting or fogging applicators with liquid insecticides that are dispersed into the structures. Poisoning of rats using bait is known as 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. Spraying cattle to destroy ticks is an example of pesticides sprayed.
Use of chemical is prohibited in traditional method of pest control. Burning Fields is a traditional method used to extinguish insects and its eggs in the farms after harvesting. Traps are convenient traps that are used to trick and trap mice and rats from home and stores. Traps are designed differently to serve different purposes. 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.