Insects are basically part of our ecosystem. It sustains the balance of the whole community. They are beneficial to the environment until some become nuisance to gardens, farmlands, and even to our homes. These nuisance insects are classified as “pests”.
Pests can be an animal or plant that causes trouble to people by damaging their crops and livestock and even houses and buildings.
There are four types of Pests Control:
Physical Pest Control
This is a technique where pests are physically harmed or attacked. Examples are the use of traps, especially for rodents; flaming kills yard or farm weeds simply by inducing flame or heat; Tillage, which buries the insects or weeds in the soil thus preventing infestation to the crops or other pavements; Row covers, the used of floating row covers serve as a blockade between plants and pests.
Biological Pest Control
This is a method that uses biological agents such as predators, parasitoids, and pathogens. This method simply introduces the natural enemies of pests to eliminate them. Predators like lady beetles consume larvae of pests. Parasitoids such as some species of wasps, flies, bees, and other insects, spend their larval stage on their host eventually killing it.
Chemical Pest Control
The use of chemicals to ward off pests and insects is the most popular one because of its effectiveness. Pesticides, for instance, boric acid, kills termites, cockroaches, and fleas when absorbed.
Electronic Pest Control
Uses electronic devices to get rid of pests especially rodents through its ultrasonic sound waves. This sound wave has adverse effects on small vermin species by targeting their nervous system.
Pest control is crucial to avoid these damaging and disease-carrying insects. These invasive species not only invade our yards, garden, or farm but our homes as well. Rats, for example, carry leptospirosis, which is a life-threatening disease to humans. Bed bugs are blood-sucking pests. Bite marks cause irritation and annoyance but to some people, they may lead to drastic reactions. Mosquitos, and Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, in particular, are carriers of dengue disease. West Nile virus and Zika virus are transmitted by mosquitoes as well. Cockroaches, on the one hand, may spread a variety of illnesses. Cholera, dysentery, salmonellosis, listeriosis, and campylobacteriosis are among them. Flies, on the other hand, eject and discharge whenever they land, transmitting multiple diseases namely typhoid fever, dysentery, cholera, anthrax, poliomyelitis, yaws, tularemia, leprosy, and tuberculosis. Ants, another pest to mention, carries food-borne diseases like clostridium, salmonella, staph, strep, E. coli, Shigella, and various fungi.
Consider using a method that best suits the needs for the pest elimination from yards, gardens, farms, and homes. Whichever method we would apply, professional advice should always be considered. These Pest Control professionals may be just around the corner or a phone call away. They aid in saving time and effort to eradicate pests that would further cause notable harm to humans. Do-it-yourself pest control may take some time to effect while Pest Controls experts provide quick and efficient resolution towards pest infestation.