People find pests to be a disturbance due to the effects they cause including destroying crops and other property and in the long run lead to loss. Services for pest control can be hired from companies that deal with pest control.
The effect of pests on farms is felt by the way they damage crops leading to low yields and they also affect homes by feeding on foodstuffs and wood and also can potentially cause other accidents like fire. Pets can be controlled or eliminated using biological methods, using chemicals, physically removing the pests and other methods. A farmer can reduce pests without using chemicals by plowing the soil before planting and also cultivating or cutting down weed before planting and monitoring the crops regularly and only opting for chemicals when necessary.
Biological pest control involves using other organisms that are natural enemies to the pests present especially in farms that prey on these pests and some of the animals used include weaver ants, ladybirds, chameleons, and other animals. Cultural pest control means that can be used for pest control are techniques that require using hands and or equipment to create a barrier between crops and the pests and them include crop rotation, planting some plants that attract pests, ploughing and other techniques.
Crops sprayed with chemicals or pesticides are toxic to pests and this makes the pests to die when they feed on these plants. As much as pesticides help in pest control, they should only be used when absolutely needed and the use should be with care to avoid health problems or killing other animals or crops that are not intended to be destroyed. Sterilization can be used to control pests whereby pests are collected , reared, made infertile through ways like exposing them to X-rays and then releasing them into the environment to mate but since they are infertile, the rate of reproduction for these species goes down. Keeping houses clean and getting rid of garbage helps in pest control in homes and also using traps and poisoning the pests.
When pests invade homes or farms, the client can hire companies to eliminate them and they should consider factors like the efficiency of the technique used to control or eliminate the pests. The effect of the used technique on the environment, other crops and animals and also on the health of the person should be researched on before using them. To ensure that no harm comes to children and pets, traps and poisons for pest control should not be put in areas that these children or pets can not access.