Pest control is the procedure that is takes to regulate or manage a species that is referred to as pest. a pest is an animal that brings great impact on the lives of the humans. Due to their effects, the human beings have taken some measures to manage these pests. They have introduced several ways of managing these pests. They used biological and chemical methods since the pests are also affecting the agriculture. Other methods are through cultivation and also ploughing. They have also introduced the modern ways of controlling pests. This include, applying insecticides, crop rotation, crops monitoring and also growing crops that are pests resistant. Some of the ways of controlling pests are explained below.
Biological pest management is a method that is implemented in killing insects like mites and other pests. This method make use of predation or parasitism to get rid of the pests. The human beings go to the lab and form some natural enemies that are later introduced to the environment. The organisms introduced will breed and thrive, and they will offer a long-term regulation of the pests. The organisms mainly control the pests by eating them up.
Cultural control include some methods such as mechanical pest control and crop rotation. In mechanical techniques, the exterminator may use the hand to pick on the pests or used devices to exterminate them. The traditional methods mainly offer a barrier that is protective to the plants. The traditional methods also involved the tilling of the land hat exposed the weed and also other worms and larvae. The tillage will expose the worms and other pests to birds that consume them. In crop rotation, the farmer will rotate the crops that they plant in different seasons. This method leave the pests will nothing to feed on and hence they cease to survive. This is the main tactic in controlling the corn rootworm.
Pesticides is also another modern technique used to regulate pests. They are mainly applied to the crops using the agricultural aircraft and the tractor mounted crop sprayers among others. Use the right formula and make a specific timing when using the procedure. You must also do it in the way that you do not affect the predators that help in killing the pests. When spraying the crops, you must take some precautions so as to avoid being affected by the chemicals since they might affect your health.
Fumigation is a method that is used to kill the insects that may harm the pests that hide in the cracks and covers. This method targets all stages of pests. The exterminator will spray directly to the cracks or spray the liquid to the atmosphere that will affect the pest.