Trees And Pest Control.
Pests are those insects that are harmful to both crops and animal. The nutrients taken away from the plants by pests eventually leads to the plant being weak. There are areas that are prone to pest infestations. The produce gotten from these areas is not up to standard hence great losses are incurred. In the market great rejection is experienced since the produce does not meet the customers’ specifications. Methods of pest control are either chemical or biological methods. Research institutions have been put up in order to do research on the various pests that are prone to different areas. Along period of time is taken in order to do analysis and estimate the number of pests that are prone to given areas by the research institutions. Well trained people are employed by these institutions and they have great experience in identifying and dealing with pests.
Animals that feed on pests are used to eradicate the pests in the tree plantations through biological control. This method is very much environmental friendly since the air is not polluted. These large animals have to be adapted to that environment and also be in a position to feed on the pests that are there in the plantations. Proper selection of these animals has to be done in order to ensure that the aim of eradicating the pests is met.
If biological method of eradication of pests in the tree plantation is not effective, you can go ahead and use the chemical method. Chemical eradication of pests uses chemicals that are manufactured specifically for the different types of pests. The type of pest that you are eradicating has to be considered since each chemical has a specific pest that they eradicate. In order to achieve best results these chemicals have to be used in the right proportions. On the container the manufacturer gives instructions of how best to use the chemicals.
The chemicals used for the eradication of pests in tree plantations have an advantage of fast action as compared to the biological method. The method experiences disadvantages despite this advantage. These chemicals are not environmental friendly since the fumes produced by the chemicals cause air pollution. These chemicals can cause the people who handle them to have poisoning and burns if they do not safely handle the chemicals. The chemicals should be handled by people who are well trained and are very cautious in the handling process for this reason. Most people find it hard to acquire these chemicals since their cost is high. The results of these chemicals can be very unappealing since some of the chemicals purchased are generic. Pest control in tree plantation is very crucial and key interests have to be put in this sector.