Pest control is the procedure that is takes to regulate or manage a species that is referred to as pest. This is an animal that has a great impact 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. Other methods are through cultivation and also ploughing. There are also modern ways of getting rid of 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 control is a technique that is used to control some insects such as insects, mites and other organisms. This method relies on predation or parasitism or any other natural mechanism. This is by making some natural enemies in the laboratories that are then released to the environment. The organisms introduced will breed and thrive, and they will offer a long-term regulation of the pests. The organisms kill the pests.
Some of the cultural methods that are implemented include the mechanical control and also the rotation of crops. Mechanical methods whereby the human beings reduce the pest by using the hand on techniques and also using some devices. The traditional methods mainly offer a barrier that is protective to the plants. This method can also be referred to as tillage, and it is one of the traditional ways of controlling weed, worms, and larvae. tilling will help in exposing the pests to the predators that 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 the main tactic in controlling the corn rootworm.
Pesticides is a modern method that is so effective in pest control. The spraying of the insecticides use the agricultural aircraft and the tractors that have mounted crop sprayers. You must use the correct formulation and make the right timing. You must also do it in the way that you do not affect the predators that help in killing the pests. make sure that you are safe from the chemicals since they might be harmful to your health.
The best method to use in getting rid of insects that hide in the cracks or in the airtight covers like the tents is fumigation. The method is effective on insects of all stages of life. The fumigation can be done through spraying or disperse a liquid insecticide in the atmosphere hence affect the pests.