Pest control is a process that is used so that it can regulate the pests or the parasites. This is a species that has adverse effects on the lives of the human beings. Hence, the human beings have taken upon themselves to control and also manage the effect of these pests. There are a variety of methods that the human beings have come up with so as to get rid of these parasites. Since they affect agriculture too, humans get rid of them using chemical and biological methods. Ploughing and cultivation are other methods that are used before the sowing is done so as to reduce the pests. 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. Below are the methods used in controlling pests.
Biological pest regulation is used in regulating insects and other pests like mites and insects. This method relies on predation or parasitism or any other natural mechanism. The human beings go to the lab and form some natural enemies that are later introduced 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. In mechanical techniques, the exterminator may use the hand to pick on the pests or used devices to exterminate them. The methods offer a protective barrier between the plants and the insects. The traditional methods also involved the tilling of the land hat exposed the weed and also other 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 method leave the pests will nothing to feed on and hence they cease to survive. This is the main tactic in controlling the corn rootworm.
Pesticides is a modern method that is so effective in pest control. This method makes use of the farming aircraft and the tractors 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.
Fumigation is a method that is used to kill the insects that may harm the pests that hide in the cracks and covers. This method targets all stages of pests. It is mainly done through spraying and dispersing liquid pesticides in the atmosphere.