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What is the most effective method of controlling pests?
Pesticides are the most common pest control method which can be done by anyone. They are very simple to use, especially the ones which come in a spray.
How can pest be controlled?
Pest control is the regulation or management of a species defined as a pest, a member of the animal kingdom that impacts adversely on human activities. This can be achieved by monitoring the crop, only applying insecticides when necessary, and by growing varieties and crops which are resistant to pests.
What is the oldest method of pest control?
The earliest recorded use of natural enemies to control pest insects was the use of predatory ants in citrus orchards to control caterpillar and beetle pests in China.
What would happen if we didn’t have pest control?
Without pest control, there would be more hunger across the world. Crop yields would be smaller, and less food would be available for export. Can you imagine having to live with thousands of roaches spreading bacteria and feces all over your home because you didn’t have any way to eliminate them?
Why do humans try to control pest populations?
Humans try to control populations of many types of pests, includ- ing plants, fungi, and microorganisms. Wild plants often have more protection from pests than do crop plants. Wild plants grow throughout a landscape, so pests have a harder time finding and feeding on a specific plant.
What are 3 types of control for pests?
As mentioned above, there are many pest control methods available to choose from, but they can be loosely grouped into six categories: Hygienic, Biological, Chemical, Physical, Fumigation, Fogging and Heat treatment.
Is pest control safe for humans?
The exposure to pesticides may result in irritation to eye, nose, and throat; damage to central nervous system and kidney; and increased risk of cancer. Symptoms due to pesticides exposure may include headache, dizziness, muscular weakness, and nausea.
How did humans deal with pests in ancient times?
Almost all ancient civilizations refer to pest control measures and the use of chemical substances to kill or repel insects. The earliest recorded instance of pest control is the ancient Sumerians using sulfur compounds to kill insects. The ancient Greek civilization used fire to chase away locusts to the sea.
Who created IPM?
Perry Adkisson (Texas A&M University) and Dr. Ray Smith (University of California) were among the first to deduce that most plant diseases, weeds, insects, and other pests could be controlled by employing good crop management practices and maximizing the many controls already existing in nature.
What if all spiders died?
“If spiders disappeared, we would face famine,” says Norman Platnick, who studies arachnids at New York’s American Museum of Natural History. “Spiders are primary controllers of insects. Without spiders, all of our crops would be consumed by those pests.”
Who was the first person to use pest control?
The first documented record of chemical pest control was sometime around 2500 BC. The Sumerians, who kept this record, have long been regarded as the earliest civilized people. Their region, Sumer, located somewhere in today’s Kuwait and Iraq, is also considered to be where civilization began.
When did people start to use insect control?
By 1200 BC, another record of botanical insecticides used as pest control emerges. Some farmers in China used these as fungicides to treat seeds. The next known record of pest control is in 950 BC, when people started trying to control pests by burning weeds.
What do you need to know about pest control?
Host – A plant or animal on or in which a pest lives. Juvenile hormones – Natural insect chemicals that keep the earlier stages of an insect from changing into the normal adult form. Labeling – The pesticide product label and other accompanying materials that contain directions that pesticide users are legally required to follow
What did farmers use to control pests in the past?
Farmers started trying to control pests by playing around with the planting dates and other farming practices. These kinds of methods remain in use today. By 1200 BC, another record of botanical insecticides used as pest control emerges. Some farmers in China used these as fungicides to treat seeds.