Pests like mosquitoes, rodents, termites, bed bugs, beetles, cockroaches, book mites, lice, weevils and many more can be really annoying and cause a lot of damage to crops and other items if not controlled or removed completely. 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.
A person can bring some species of animals that predate on pests present on their land to control the pests. 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.
Chemicals manufactured using elements poisonous to pests and with little effects to crops and other harmless animals can be sprayed on crops or seeds to protect them from pests. 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. Pests can invade homes and destroy things and also lead to infections but they can also be controlled using means like using traps for rodents, glue boards, removing them using hands for example bugs, poisoning the pests, ensuring that the homes are always clean and other methods.
Different ways of controlling pests have different levels of efficiency and this should be put into consideration before deciding on the one to use. Some control mechanisms like chemicals can affect nearby plants, organisms, the soil and also the person applying them and this makes it important to first consider the effects of a method before using it. 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.