In the coming future, pest control is going to be a serious threat for the mankind. A pest can be an animal, plant, fungus or microbe which is perceived to be detrimental to many aspects of life. It can affect a person’s health, the ecology as well as the economy in an adverse way. The pests are omnisciently present everywhere and it may affect us in many ways. They can be annoying in most of the situations. It can be ants, beetles, bed bugs, housefly or even weeds in the garden. But it is exciting that many of us are not interested in controlling these pests. In the ever changing phases of life, we find less or no time for caring such environmental issues.
From the very old civilizations, we can see simple and effective pest control methods which were used in agriculture. These conventional methods of pest control were mainly aimed at protection of crops from weeds and other insects. Some pests are beneficial to the mankind, but at the same time they can be a curse also. Pests like ants, rats, cockroaches and flies are common in every place. It demands an effective pest control measures in houses and public places. But most of the pest control methods are proving as inadequate in today’s rapidly changing world. There are different types of pest control including biological pest control, natural repellents, eliminating breeding ground, space fumigation and many more.
The most effective and useful way of pest controlling is pest management. The initial step is to identify the pest problem. You need to find out exactly which is the type of pest is the problem. Next you have to determine the level of pest control needed. Now you have to choose the type of pest control needed such as biological pest control, chemical pest control or non-chemical pest control. The modern pest control is the coordination of several management functions. It includes identification of the specific site infected by the pest. With short term control, resolve these infestations. The causes of infestation can be eliminated or resolved with long term resolutions.
An integrated pest management is vital for ecologically sound and effective pest control. This type of approach needs rational decision making and some common sense practices. It is nearly impossible to eradicate pests completely. The frontline of pest control is prevention or early detection. The priority should be given for keeping the premises clean. For different types of pests, different control methods are needed. The integrated pest management plan is perfect for agriculture, but is also effective at home and for commercial purposes. Keeping right environmental responsibility is essential for pest control.
As a solution to pest control, you can include natural rodent predators. This is an effective an eco-friendly alternative to commercial pest control techniques. The use of chemical or organic pesticides will only reduce the pest populations. The rotation of pesticides will help the pest from developing resistance to the pesticide. It is better to prevent the chances of pest increase and biological methods are preferred for eco-friendly pest control