Why is pest control important? Yet, how can we make pest control be as natural as possible?
To start with the health issues.
The more pests are there in your house, garden or office, the higher the risks of disease transmission are.
So, everyone should check the damages and risks of pest infestation.
In addition, if pest control is not implemented on time, it might result into a big impact on the production and resource. That is to say, pests are prone to destroying plants. They can even destroy entire agricultural plants. That leads us to the realization of the huge importance of the natural pest control.
Only when pests are controlled properly, only then you will be sure to be living a healthy life.
On the other hand, or better said on the negative side, if pests are not controlled properly, it can lead to leaving a whole population without food supplies. It shows us the clear picture of the role that natural pest control has in protecting plants, and by that in protecting the environment in which we are living in.
Moreover, natural pest control can even prevent structural damage.
To make it clear, in order for we to ensure a healthy environment, we will have to have a pest control each year. This stands especially for commercial properties. These properties should maintain a high level of hygiene.
A complete fumigation of the entire premises is always more than welcome.
So, further in this article I have shed light on the safe and non-toxic methods of natural pest control!
Let’s see what makes it essential and irreplaceable.
Natural Methods of Pest Control
Safe and non-toxic methods or better said natural methods of pest control are known to be the biological pest control.
Natural pest control is actually the safest method of controlling pest animal species.
When it comes to the predation- one organism kills and consumes another.
On the other hand, we have the herbivory which is the consumption of plant material by animals- that is to say, animals that have adapted to eat plants. More commonly these organisms are eating younger leaves that is due to the fact that these leaves contain fewer chemicals.
Yet, the parasitism is consuming the nutrients from another organism. The parasitism can cause diseases.
Taking a look at these antagonistic interactions that pests make- we should increase our awareness in protecting our environment, ourselves and others. So what a better in doing so than by implementing natural pest control?
In the last few years, people started using natural predators of pests as a means of natural pest control. They were called biological control agents.
Natural pest control saw the light at the end of the tunnel due to the fact that all types of organic pest control are leaving a footprint on Earth.
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In addition, organic pest control can take a huge effect on the biodiversity.
So, people, in order to preserve the environment, came up with three types of natural pest control solutions.
Let’s take a better look!
Types of Natural Pest Control
To start with, there are many different types of natural pest control solutions that people have come up with.
Yet, the following 3 represent the base of all!
Augmentation is the process which is being used on natural enemies of pests.
This process includes a supplemental release of the natural enemies in the field. Yet, this process of natural pest control is not always a success. Sometimes there is a need for an additional release of more natural enemies in the field.
On the positive side augmentation as a natural pest control means can be as well treated as a way of mass pest reduction.
Correspondingly the augmentation can be as well used as a preventative measure of pests.
So the process of augmentation is performed by people, who are releasing the natural enemies in a previously determined interval of time.
The reason behind the augmentation process becoming more and more popular is due to its positive effects. Starting from improving the effectiveness of natural enemies over pests up to the prevention that it offers.
Also, the augmentation can be performed with another approach that includes releasing of a large population of the control agent all at once. It is also known as an inoculative release.
The conservation biological control is the type of natural pest control that is very much distinctive from the augmentation forms.
This process includes making a greater use of agent species. By that its purpose is to target the pests for the extermination point.
Nonetheless, the conservation conditions have been artificially created by humans. Its purpose was the same as the first one- which is to preserve the environment by using the most natural way of pest control possible.
So, that leads us to the point that conservation can be achieved by habitat management. The farming practices and vegetation patterns are providing the key resources to natural enemies.
Thereupon, if the conservation is performed properly, straight proportionally the chemical insecticides will go out of game straight away.
Conservation is providing way less toxicity to plants.
In addition, the conservation process is including various flying insects.
So, go ahead and attract birds in your garden. What an easier way to get rid of the unwanted pests in your garden and home!
Animals Used For Natural Pest Control
Although many people are interconnecting pest control with a chemical control with pesticides, still the natural pest control is beating the odds.
The natural pest control of nowadays is largely focused on the complete Integrated Pest Management programs.
More precisely, this program includes an animal which is being used for natural pest control too.
Here are few of the most commonly used animals for natural pest control in gardens.