Biological, Cultural and Chemical Methods of Pest Control
pests are the biggest menace that has affected human beings today while they try to eliminate them based on their hosts with some living in plants while others in animals. Pests are termed as unwanted living or nonliving things that have caused harm to the host they are inhabiting with some even causing diseases to the host.There are very many pest control methods where one can treat a pest depending on the host that it inhabits. biological, chemical or cultural practices are the major classifications of eradicating the pests where each of the methods will require being measured on the degree of effectiveness.This being one of the biggest menaces that people face, companies and firms have emerged to help households in treating pests. One should follow a series of events before treating the hurdle of pests for it to be fully effective where learning about the different pests available comes first then the habitats that they are in before identifying the pest and start on the different ways of treating them.Not all pests will have the same methods of curbing thus it is essential for one to know how to control the pest that he/ she is facing.There are ways in which one can control pests without necessarily involving a professional for instance, keeping your gutters clean, ensuring food is always covered, eliminating standing water, and so many more.In learning the places where pests will inhabit more so the ones that do not stick to an animal or a living thing, one can eradicate the pests through cleaning and remove their habitats.
Pests that affect agricultural activities will be reduced through some ways where they can be classified as being, cultural, chemical and biological where plowing may reduce the effects of pests on crops.The chemical ways of eradicating pests is applying pesticides in the affected region where this process is done consistently before the pests are wholly eliminated. People also use biological methods in eradicating pests where the process involves the use of another parasite that will kill the pest in question.One of the biological ways that are used in eliminating pests in agricultural firms is trap cropping where a plant is introduced in trapping pests that will come to the nearby stations that are being protected. One can also interchange the crops that one is to plant on the farm where this kills the pests as they lack the host and just die from the starvation.
Each way that is used should have useful results in the pest eradication.