The Origin of Pest Control
They took this as an initial idea and then searched on to make this better. There were a number of inorganic chemicals that came out and then sold for the agricultural industry. Later on, the modern chemical pesticides replaced these chemicals. Of all, DDT was the famous one which can only affect pest insects.
Pest control was diversified in other ways throughout the times. It already includes the spread of diseases like plague that is brought out by rats through transporting fleas with deadly diseases. The population of rats has been gradually increasing. In line with this, the pest control also added some measures in order to answer these problems. Under the pest control program, people are also educated on how to make use of rat poisons and storing refuse.
But the idea of making use of this way in order to eradicate rodents in not really the best at all. Still, a proper and a good sanitation would rise above them all. Through rat poisons have never been considered to be an illegal way of crashing the rat population, but the improvements in sanitation have great effects in the decrease of the spread of diseases. The ways of elimination pests today have integrated moral ethics. Therefore, it is pest control plus moral ethics.
The research for pest control continues as of today. Research shows that 42% of the world’s food supply is wasted because of pest destroying agricultural crops. Other external factors and weather also add up on this damage factors. In the near future, people will never consider pests as a big problem due to this research. It has been emphasized that further education must be given to the public regarding the prevention of domestic and commercial pest control like controlling the environments where pests love to dwell. With the hectic schedule present in the modern days, it would seem to be hard to implement all these factors. This is where the pest control experts would be on great need.
The problem about pests today is rising. This is also a result of the progress in agriculture. Even during the 8000BC, people already have known how pests can truly damage crops. These pests are composed of insects that destroy crops where there are no preventive measures taken. The sole measure that people take in the past was crop rotation. In the 1500s, pest control became known and served to be a solution. Even before this thing came; the Egyptians and the Romans have strategies in which they can get rid of pests in their crops. They tried to extract poisonous compounds found in plants and mixed it with the crops in order attain this object. But then, this has no huge effect at all. Control for the pests and insects are furthermore needed especially when the exchange of animals and plants happened during the journey of Christopher Columbus. In accordance with this, the western world gained knowledge on how to take advantage of predatory species from the origin of pests insects. These people from the western world have also learned something from the native Indians. This is the knowledge of using new preventive measures through the powdered seeds from a Lily.