Control of Pests
For persons that decide to engage in farming whether for sale or own use, there is need for them to know what to expect as it is not a simple venture. This is more so because doing farming is accompanied with so many ups and downs like any other business out there. For instance, in case what one has planted is dependent on quite a lot of rain, there are chances that rain may fail and thus the expected harvest will go down. There is also the issue the issue of pests. Harvests do get ruined by pests as they usually end up ruining what has been planted. They can do so by either eating the leaves, eating the roots thus leading to crop failure among other places. The article discusses some ways to control these pests.
There is need for farmers to know what to in case their harvests are ruined by pests. The first thing is to define what pest control is. Pest control is simply the act of trying to contain, manage and regulate all kinds of species that may be defined as pests. When one does so, they are simply reducing any impact that can be caused by pests since they affect human activities. The reason as to why we do control pests is usually reliant on the kind of damage that can be caused and thus being able to do away with the pest fully.
There are different ways in which people use to deal with pests. The main ways always revolve around chemical, cultural and biological means. One thing to note is that before planting, a person can start off by digging up the land and cultivating the soil as a way of reduce the pest invasion burden. Doing this is actually the most preferred way mainly because there is less use of pesticides on the crops that have been planted. Another thing is monitoring the crop on a regular basis and maybe use little pesticide but only when that is necessary.
For those not located in rural areas and live in urban areas, most of the common pests may include birds, rodents, insects among others. This is more so because these kinds of pests happen to share space with humans. They feed as well as destroy possessions that is around them. These kinds of pests can only be reduced by use of chemicals, repulsion as well as physical removal. Another option is use of sterilization means to reduce chances of them breeding and adding up in number.
In conclusion, it all depends on what kind of means one wants to use in order to control pests. Another wise thing to note is that continuous use of pesticides can lead to eventual low crop quality. Therefore, people ought to be keen on the ways they use so as to mitigate pest infestation.