Importance of Pest Control
Pest control is best defined as the regulation or management of agricultural pests, which are harmful to plant’s health and productivity. The prevention of pests has been known to date back several years as old as agriculture. Pest control plays a crucial role in farming for without it, plants will die or not bear fruit.
Pests are a natural enemy to farmers because they hinder farm production. There are many types of pests; hence, farmers have to use different methods of controlling pests. Common forms of pest control involve traps, field burning, airguns, hunting, poisoned bait, natural rodent control, destruction of infected plants, poison spray, sterilisation, and eliminating breeding grounds via drainage of still water or proper management of waste. By doing one of these methods, farmers can fully maintain the sound health of their farms and agricultural produce.