The regulation of a species pest is referred to as pest control. This is an animal that has a great impact 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. They have come up with several ways to control the pests. some of the methods that are being used are biological and chemical. Some of these methods include ploughing and cultivation that is done before sowing, and it reduces the pest burden. They have also introduced the modern ways of controlling pests. This include, applying insecticides, crop rotation, crops monitoring and also growing crops that are pests resistant. Some of the ways of controlling pests are explained below.
Biological pest regulation is used in regulating insects and other pests like mites and insects. The method mainly rely on predation and other natural mechanisms. The human beings go to the lab and form some natural enemies that are later introduced to the environment. The organisms that are released will breed and survive, and they will provide long-term control. The organisms may control the pest by killing them.
The cultural or the traditional methods includes the mechanical method and crop rotation. In mechanical techniques, the exterminator may use the hand to pick on the pests or used devices to exterminate them. This technique mainly offer a protective barrier between the crops and the pests. This method can also be referred to as tillage, and it is one of the traditional ways of controlling weed, worms, and larvae. tilling will help in exposing the pests to the predators that feed on them. Crop rotation is whereby the farmers tend to plant different crops in different seasons. Crop rotation will deprive the pests’ of the food, and that is the plants. This is a method that is used in controlling the corn rootworm.
One of the modern means of controlling pests is by use of insecticides. They are mainly applied to the crops using the agricultural aircraft and the tractor mounted crop sprayers among others. Use the right formula and make a specific timing when using the procedure. You must also do it in the way that you do not affect the predators that help in killing the pests. When applying the pesticides, ensure that you use the right measure like covering the breathing area so as to avoid being affected by them.
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.