Basically, pest control refers to the process in which people get rid of pests that act as a nuisance in their lives. Any sort of unwanted plants, germs, animals, insects or organisms that interfere with our daily activities are referred to as pests. These organisms may destroy food crops, might bite, are destructive to property among other things that only cause more difficulty in our lives. In order to control pests effectively, one requires knowledge on the pest as well as its habits. As soon as one is able to identify the kind of pest they are working with and its lifestyle, they can formulate effective strategies in order to prevent them from spreading. Pest control methods are classified into; biological, mechanical, chemical and physical control.
In other words, biological pest control refers to when one introduces other organisms in order to get rid of the already existing pests. These organisms include mites and insects. Natural mechanism such as predation as well as human management tactics are what biological pest control measures rely on. One simply has to introduce the mites or insects in the pests’ natural habitat in order to eradicate them. Once the released organism breeds and survives in the natural habitat of the pest, then a long-term pest control solution is arrived at. Introducing a certain strain of bacteria in mosquito breeding ground is a good example of this method. Any mosquito larvae present in local water sources which are breeding grounds for mosquitoes are killed once the bacteria introduced infects the water sources.
Hands-on techniques and use of various devices or equipment is what is implemented when it comes to mechanical control. These equipment tends to put a barrier between insects and pests. One of the ways one can use mechanical pest control measures to get rid of pests is by crop rotation. Since pests tend to feed on host plants, crop rotation helps to get rid of the plants thereby getting rid of the pests as well. Pests such as mice and rats are better controlled by using things such as baits and traps. One can purchase the traps then put bait such as food particles with poison in them in order to lure the pests from their habitat. This helps to trap the mice or rats after which one can discard them.
In order to control pests in your home, one can use pesticides. During initial application, one should ensure that they have the relevant clothing and safety gear on. In doing so, one is safe from coming into contact with the chemicals. Using chemicals is an instant pest control measure which is very effective especially when dealing with large numbers of pests.
Pest control isn’t an endeavor that one can pursue on their own. Getting into contact with a professional exterminator is advisable when dealing with pests.