Pest control is the process of regulating pests which act as a nuisance in many homesteads. Pests are any kind of unwanted animals, insects, plants, germs or organisms that interfere with our day to day lives and activities. Some of the ways in which pests cause a nuisance to people’s lives include damaging property, food crops or biting people. In order to control pests effectively, one requires knowledge on the pest as well as its habits. Once one identifies the pest and learns about its lifestyle, one can be able to come up with effective strategies to control them from spreading. Biological, mechanical, chemical as well as physical methods are some of the pest control measures that people use.
In other words, biological pest control refers to when one introduces other organisms in order to get rid of the already existing pests. Mites and insects are examples of the kind of organisms used on pests. What makes biological pest control methods effective is natural mechanism and human antics. One simply has to introduce the mites or insects in the pests’ natural habitat in order to eradicate them. This tends to provide a long-term pest control solution once the released organism breeds and survives. A good example is introducing a certain type of bacteria in mosquito breeding grounds. This way, the bacteria can infect the water sources and kill any mosquito larvae that is present in it.
In mechanical pest control approach, one uses various equipment or devices and other hands-on techniques. These equipment tends to put a barrier between insects and pests. A very effective method of mechanic pest control is by crop rotation. Since pests tend to feed on host plants, crop rotation helps to get rid of the plants thereby getting rid of the pests as well. When it comes to controlling mice and rats, use of baits and traps works really well. One can purchase the traps then put bait such as food particles with poison in them in order to lure the pests from their habitat. When this happens, they get trapped and one can discard them.
In order to control pests in your home, one can use pesticides. During initial application, one should ensure that they have the relevant clothing and safety gear on. This helps prevent getting into contact with the chemicals which might be dangerous for one’s health. Using chemicals is an instant pest control measure which is very effective especially when dealing with large numbers of pests.
One shouldn’t try to get rid of pests without help. It is very important for one to call in an exterminator or a pest control company that knows how to deal with pests effectively.