The regulation of a species pest is referred to as pest control. This is a species that has adverse effects on the lives of the human beings. Due to their effects, the human beings have taken some measures to manage these pests. They have introduced several ways of managing these pests. some of the methods that are being used are biological and chemical. Ploughing and cultivation are other methods that are used before the sowing is done so as to reduce the pests. 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. Below are the methods used in controlling pests.
Biological pest management is a method that is implemented in killing insects like mites and other pests. This method make use of predation or parasitism to get rid of the pests. This is the introduction of enemies that are made in the laboratories then they are released to the environment. The organisms will breed, and they will be used for long-term control of the pests. The organisms kill the pests.
Some of the cultural methods that are implemented include the mechanical control and also the rotation of crops. Mechanical control is a case whereby the individual make use of devices or the use of hand to reduce the pests. This technique mainly offer a protective barrier between the crops and the pests. The method also included the tilling of the land that controlled the weed and worms. The tillage will expose the worms and other pests to birds that consume them. In crop rotation, the farmer will rotate the crops that they plant in different seasons. This technique deprive the pest what they feed on and the will end up dead. 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. The spraying of the insecticides use the agricultural aircraft and the tractors that have mounted crop sprayers. You must use the correct formulation and make the right timing. Make sure that you also do not affect the predators that feed on the pests. make sure that you are safe from the chemicals since they might be harmful to your health.
Fumigation is a technique that is used in killing or getting rid of the insects that hide in the cracks and in the airtight surfaces. The method is effective on insects of all stages of life. The fumigation can be done through spraying or disperse a liquid insecticide in the atmosphere hence affect the pests.