Approaches Used in Pest Control.
Pests are a specific communal problem in the world affecting nearly everyone. 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. 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. Existence of pest control started when agriculture started. Controlling of herbivores that compete with humans and types of weeds that compete with crops is necessary hence using pest control method. 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. 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 uses seclusion of animals and pets so as to spray their structures and houses with insecticides to terminate and destroy pests with their eggs. When rats are trapped and poisoned by a bait it is called poisoned bait. 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. When destroying ticks pesticides are sprayed on cattle.
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. 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.