The Importance of Pest Control

Pest control can be achieved through several methods. These include biological, mechanical and chemical methods. There are also practices that can be used to protect the environment from the damage caused by pests. It is important to follow the instructions and warnings on the local exterminator label to ensure safe use. If you are not sure what method is right for your situation, you should ask your local cooperative extension service office for recommendations. Use the right technique for the specific pest you are dealing with.

Sanitation practices

Sanitation is an important aspect of pest control. It not only helps prevent the spread of disease but also protects against pests. It can be done in different ways depending on the type of facility, company, or homeowner, but the most important part is to practice sanitization regularly. Sanitation can be used as a preemptive measure against pests, preventing them from returning to infested areas.


Using insect traps is an important part of a successful Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. They help farmers get an accurate picture of pests’ presence on their land and allow them to time their applications of pesticides to be most effective. They can also help reduce the amount of pesticides that are applied.


The use of insecticides is widespread and important for the control of pests in agricultural fields. Insects are the primary cause of plant and crop losses, accounting for up to one-fifth of total global crop production. Globally, 400,000 tonnes of active ingredients are applied annually to protect crops. However, these insecticides have significant impacts on ecosystems and public health. Moreover, the rapid evolution of insecticide resistance has made pest control even more challenging. As a result, the use of higher doses per treated area is required.