Beware It’s a Pest World Laziness pays off now! We have modified our environment, now we must modify our self to exist in this new environment. Everyone would like for a clean and pest free environment whatever place they are living in. We keep our home free from pests which is a must needed aspect of our life. But apart from this environment we live in should also be pest free. Pests are the destructive species or insect that attacks crop, livestock, or food. It is an insect which is detrimental to human life and human concerns. It damages not only human life but also our ecosystem.
What is pest control?
Pest control refers to the management or regulation of animals or species which cause damage to human health, ecology or economy. The term pest is as old as the term agriculture this is because there has always been a need to protect crops from pests. There are many techniques such as: crop rotation mixed cropping, selective breeding which is being used to keep crops pest resistant.
Pests have become problems because of the direct actions of humans. There is a need to modify such action so as to reduce the pest problem. We can adopt certain methods in order to eliminate pest with minimal harm to our ecological balance of environment. These are:
Elimination of breeding grounds can be done by proper waste management and drainage of still water techniques.
Garbage is a place of unwanted organisms where still water gets collected and thus used as breeding ground by mosquitoes. However there many communities which are responsible for garbage collection and disposal.
There is a big issue of open air sewers which again is an ample breeding ground for many pests. This problem can be eliminated by maintaining proper sewer systems.
Using poisoned bait is a common method to control population of pests.
Pest control services:
There is a great need of pest control services in order to keep our premises clean and pest free. These services are being in use by almost every sector i.e. domestic, private, commercial, and industrial. Some pest control services includes: cockroach treatment, red ants control, termite inspection and prevention, bee hive removal, larval control, microbial sterilization, biological control, thermal fogging system, fungal management etc.
These services are also needed for agriculture purpose before goods are sent to the market. Stock process needed to go through the pest control activities / services. Utmost care is to taken when crop is on growing stage. This is because a lot pest and worms attack crops in the growing stage. Therefore weed control methods can be highly useful in such cases.
There is a process known as integrated pest management i.e. IPM where identification of pest and information about the infestation is gathered. This is done to bring out the best result to prevent and eliminate pests in and around your environment without using pesticides.
However complete eradication of pests may not be practically possible this is why pest control companies are aiming to reduce pest population to desired level.