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.
Pests can affect farms by damaging crops and also in homes by destroying property like wood, clothes, harvested food and food in general. Chemicals, biological means, physical removal of the pests and specific ways of cultivating can be used to control pests. 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.
Some animals like ladybirds, weaver ants, chameleons, and others are natural predators of some common pests like caterpillars, beetles, and other pests and they can be introduced to a farm infested with these pests to kill them. Protective barriers can be built to protect crops from pests and some of these barriers can be certain crops that are preferred by pests over the crops planted, ensuring that you do not plant the same crop on the same part of land for too long and other ways.
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.
When pests invade homes or farms, the client can hire companies to eliminate them and they should consider factors like the efficiency of the technique used to control or eliminate the pests. The effect of the used technique on the environment, other crops and animals and also on the health of the person should be researched on before using them. When using traps for rodents and other methods in the house, it is important to keep them away from risky areas to avoid accidents.