Termites, bed mites, mosquitoes, cockroaches and other small insects crawling or flying are so much seen in the surroundings. Most of these pests are harmful to a person’s health. Thus, the eradication of these ill-causing living things has become popular. The immediate termination of these insects has been in demand since aside from illness; the sickness they give to humans may also cause death.
Pest control is the best way to get rid of the unwanted pests in and around the house. These pests are unsafe to humans especially the children, that is why proper care and cleanliness of the surroundings should also be accounted. Pests are not helpful around. They even cause damage to plants and crops. Accordingly, the economy will also be affected.
Looking into agriculture, in the olden times, pest control was simply applied to crops by farmers. As soon as planting for a living started, pest control has also made its way in the society. Farmers then knew that these pests cause harm to their crops. It’s either they get lazy and let the pests eat all their crops or get up and find ways on how to get rid of them. Pest became a very important factor in agriculture. Having no pests around will increase the farm’s produce therefore bringing more income to the family.
In history, people thousands of years ago created their own methods of eradicating these nuisance. They have used methods such as crop rotation and mixed cropping. They have learned that regularly changing their crops will make the old pests look for another place where they can get the food from the old crops. Other agricultural pests like the seed-eating birds and crows and nutrient grabbers like weeds are easily avoided by simply burning the weeds and shooting at the flying pests.
There are still a lot more ways of getting rid of these pests. Traditionally, pests in UK are gotten rid of by the use of animal psychology like the Red Fox. For them it is the best way to get rid of this annoyance because they are not using any type of chemicals that may also harm humans. For every society there are government approved ways of being safe from insects and other pests. The use of firearm is also a way of doing so. This has been a legal way in Britain. The most commonly used is the air gun. For them this is an effective way of getting rid of rats or squirrels that roam around their garden, since it is just low power ammunition. This is just quite accepted to be used in the gardens. Aside from the use of non-chemical methods, the Sumerians who lived about 4000 years ago are into the use of chemicals such as sulfur compounds.
For thousands of years, people have been doing and continuously creating things and ideas on how to be safe from the pests. Whatever method they have created led to the way controlling pests are made today.