Pest Management is a very strong and value oriented phrase that most people do not understand on the first instance. It is just not about eradicating the existing pests, but devising a series of methods that ensure analyzing the kind of infestation, offering the right solution for complete extermination and protecting the environment against future [glossary id=’70’ slug=’infestation’ /]s. This is basically a four tiered approach and the steps of it are discussed below;
It is necessary to have an inception point that will decide the future course of action in handling pests. This can be based on the intensity of infestation, type of pests, environmental conditions, etc. This becomes the first step for the kind of pest control treatment in action.
Identification and Monitoring
It’s important to understand that not all insects and organisms need to be controlled. Some of them are useful to us and hence it is important to identify pests accurately and monitor their movement and population in the area and vicinity. This needs to be done in synchronization with the inception plan. This detailed identification and monitoring system prevents any possibilities of using pesticides or kind of pesticides that actually may not be required.
The first two steps enable to take the necessary steps to prevent pests from becoming a threat. The right methods are suggested and necessary actions are taken to curtail what could potentially become a major infestation. This precedes pest control action as there can be situations wherein the right prevention can remove or nullify any pest issues.
When preventive measures do not work, or when the infestations are high, then pest control treatments are required. The proper control method needs to be in place though. The risk and effectiveness of each control technique needs to be analyzed before unleashing any pesticide.