What Every Farmer Needs To Know About Pest Management

Posted by Ali Tariq on February 26th, 2021

Pests such as fleas and stink bugs are farmers' worst nightmare. Today is your lucky day as we’ll disclose more details about pest management. If you know this, you’ll harvest huger produce.

How to Control Stubborn Pets

It's essential that you learn how to control pests early. Hundreds of farmers have lost their investments thanks to these bugs.

  • Spraying pesticides: the best way to manage pests is to spray pesticides. The beauty of this technique is that it eliminates all pests in a heartbeat. However, you must be cautious as these chemicals are highly poisonous.

  • Maintain cleanliness: a second method is to maintain a high level of cleanliness. It’s not advisable that you leave dirty utensils on the table. Instead, clean the table after every meal and dispose of the leftovers in a dustbin.

  • Crop rotation: large scale farmers prefer to try out crop rotation to control pests. If you do so, such pests starve to death hence providing a conducive environment for plant growth.

  • Biological control: biologists recommend that you consider trying out biological control methods. For instance, you can rely on bass or catfish to feed on the mosquito larvae.

  • Field burning: in some cases, it may become necessary to burn the entire field to manage the pest. Pastoralists prefer this method to keep their livestock pest-free.

  • Use natural enemy pests: one environmentally friendly way of controlling pests is to use predatory pests. For instance, pests such as spiders and ladybirds can feed on other pests.

Common Mistakes People Make That Attract Pests

At this juncture, let's see some common mistakes people make that favor pests. Kindly avoid some of these mistakes to avoid attracting pests to your house.

  • Not disposing of kitchen refuse accordingly: please dispose of all food that remains in the dustbin. Some people have a habit of leaving dirty utensils on the table after a meal. This habit slowly attracts pests to your house.

  • Not emptying the dustbin: do not leave your full dustbin in the house all day. This habit will attract pests such as cockroaches to your house. 

  • Not seeking pest management services early: most people tend to seek these pest control services late. This postponement allows pests to increase in number. This reality makes pest control much harder.

  • Not cleaning the house properly: funny enough, some people do not clean the house thoroughly. Remember that pests thrive in a dirty environment; hence you favor them by not cleaning well. To avoid this, clean all the rooms as well as kitchen appliances.

  • Not cleaning the compound: kindly clean your compound, including the gutters. During the hot season, pests such as cockroaches and spiders make places such as your gutters their habitat.

  • Not cutting tall grass: some people do not bother to cut tall grass in their compound. It’s advisable that you do so to get rid of pests such as mosquitoes. Please remember that such an environment is conducive to mosquito breeding.

Tips on How to Choose a Suitable Pest Management Company

Let’s now highlight a few tips on how to select a good pest control company. They include:

  • License: before you hire any pest control company, find out whether it has a business permit. Most such firms guarantee effective pest control services.

  • Years of business: clients need to consider how long a given pest control company has been in business. More often than not, the longer the duration, the more suitable it becomes.

  • Pest control methods: you may want to consider the pest management methods that the organization uses. Please avoid any company that does not adopt effective control methods as they won't deliver high-quality services.

  • Pests: unknown to some clients, some companies can only control specific pests. For this reason, it’s advisable that you get this information in time. One should only consider a firm that can manage the pests that you want to eliminate.

  • Charges: it’s prudent to consider the pest control charges that the companies suggest. The reality is that different companies offer varying pest control service costs. Therefore, a client needs to consider a pest control company that will give a reasonable price.

You may be wondering what attracts pests to your house. The reality is that multiple behaviors create a conducive environment for the survival of pests.

In conclusion, farmers have a reason to smile thanks to pest management.

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