Pest control is the procedure that is takes to regulate or manage a species that is referred to as pest. This is a species that has adverse effects on the lives of the human beings. This way, the humans have implemented some measures so that they can get rid of these parasites. There are a variety of methods that the human beings have come up with so as to get rid of these parasites. some of the methods that are being used are biological and chemical. Ploughing and cultivation are other methods that are used before the sowing is done so as to reduce the pests. 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. Explained below are some of the methods that are used in controlling pests
Biological pest regulation is used in regulating insects and other pests like mites and insects. 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 will breed, and they will be used for long-term control of the pests. The organisms may control the pest by killing them.
Some of the cultural methods that are implemented include the mechanical control and also the rotation of crops. Mechanical control is a case whereby the individual make use of devices or the use of hand to reduce the pests. 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. Continued tillage will expose the pests to predators such as birds that will feed on them. Crop rotation is also another method that involves the change of the plantation in different seasons. This technique deprive the pest what they feed on and the will end up dead. This is a method that is used in controlling the corn rootworm.
One of the modern means of controlling pests is by use of insecticides. The spraying of the insecticides use the agricultural aircraft and the tractors that have mounted crop sprayers. For the technique to be successful. Ensure that the chemicals do not affect the predators that may also be used in the regulation of 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 technique that is used in killing or getting rid of the insects that hide in the cracks and in the airtight surfaces. The method is effective on insects of all stages of life. The exterminator will spray directly to the cracks or spray the liquid to the atmosphere that will affect the pest.