Finding Parallels Between Services and Life
Approaches Used in Pest Control.
Pests are a specific communal problem in the world affecting nearly everyone. Crops undergrowth plantation and crops are destroyed by insects referred to as pests. Controlling of pests that disrupt health of human beings, destroy farm produce and vegetation is called pest control. Human health interference is done by some pests which are lice, mice and mosquitoes. Specialists have come up with various methods of pest control due to technology and science innovation. Controlling pests have existed ever since agriculture began. Controlling of herbivores that compete with humans and types of weeds that compete with crops is necessary hence using pest control method. Several steps used to control pests are a result of pest management. Steps followed are, identification of the type of pest it is, a decision is made about the method to use, and the method is executed to control pests.
The use of parasites and predators in water resources, in agriculture farms, structures to control pests safely for instance use of cat to chase and eat rats and mice then this method is known as biological method. Sealing of pet structures and inducing a concentrated gas like carbon dioxide to destroy the pests inhabiting the structures when pets have been moved to a different facility it is known as fumigation. Suffocation by heat and soil steaming leads to destruction of pests. Repellents are non-toxic oils obtained from trees, for instance, rat repellent such as Balsam fir oil obtained from the tree for pest control. Planting some pest repellents plant is a biological method, for example, planting onion in a spinach farm to repel spinach pests.
When there is involvement of insecticides, pesticides, and herbicides when controlling pests then the chemical method is at use. Space treatment is a method which uses misting or fogging applicators with liquid insecticides that are dispersed into the structures. When rats are trapped and poisoned by a bait it is called poisoned bait. Handheld sprayers are sprayers used to spray pests or structures that are inhabited with pests for instance mosquitoes, weevils and other produce pests, this is a spray method. Instance when pesticides sprayed are used is spraying cattle to destroy ticks.
Use of chemical is prohibited in traditional method of pest control. Burning Fields is a traditional method used to extinguish insects and its eggs in the farms after harvesting. Traps are convenient traps that are used to trick and trap mice and rats from home and stores. Different trap designs are used according to their purpose. Destroying of an infected crop or infested by pests either by uprooting or burning of the crop is a traditional way of pest control.
Pest control is an essential factor for health of human beings, pets and crops.