Pest Control: It Takes More Than Chemicals

In the future, pest control will have more significance than it has now.  Though some form of pest control has been done through the ages (from domesticating cats and dogs to using herbs and plants), the widespread use of chemical pest control has now become prevalent in many countries, and used in farms to private residences. In Salt Lake City, exterminators have added termite inspections to prevent future infestations.

A pest may be a microbe, plant, fungus or an animal that could pose a risk to humans. It could affect a person’s health, the ecology and also the economy in an adverse way. Often, larger pests (such as rats) can carry dangerous diseases that can wipe out civilizations (such a the Black Death during the Middle Ages), but they could also be insects and weeds that can affect next month’s harvest.

Pest Control in Agriculture

There are effective and simple pest control methods that farmers use, that some homeowners also practice. These methods were aimed to protect plants and encourage a bountiful harvest, but often they also prevent other pests from feeding. Some of these beneficial insects include ladybugs, spiders, bees, and beetles.

In some countries, birds and bats act as natural pest controllers, as they feed on insects and other parasites that could be a danger to a farmer’s harvest.

But now many farmers rely on chemical pesticides. These are seen as the best way to manage pests in expansive agricultural lands. Despite the growing concern on the effects of these chemical pesticides on humans, the various sorts of repellents and fumigants are still the pest control of choice. But do you know which one works best?

Identify the Pests

Bed Bug

You need to learn precisely the type of pest found in your home or farm. Determine if there is a serious infestation, or if the pest is only starting to colonize your home.

If the infestation is serious, you need to explore the kind of pest control management that could work for your property. You can use chemical management or non-chemical management, but the modern method is the coordination of several management functions.

It includes identification of the specific area where the infestation is serious, and identify the cause of the infestation. Doing so could eliminate the pest, but you need integrated pest management for ecologically sound and efficient pest control that will last for the long term.

For example, termites and fleas require different approaches in eradication and management. You might need to use more than chemicals to get rid of these pests. For termites, you  need to identify the area where they have created a nest so the colony will be competely eradicated.

Pest Management is not Easy

It’s extremely difficult to eradicate pests or any infestation on your property. The frontline relies on prevention or early detection.  Make sure to keep your premises clean, and avoid buying used furniture that could have hidden pests. If you find a pest in your home, whether it is a rodent,  an insect, or fungi, you should contact a pest control service provider to help you choose the pest management system that works for you.

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