Pest have been bugging humans since we became self-aware, and since then we have devised many different ways to kill those pesky pests. Some are more lucrative than others, some are made in a laboratory, and some are nature made. But all in all most of them work for one situation or another. If you tried one of these ways and it has not worked don’t worry, there are many other ways you can try and we will list them all.

Use of animals

There are many animals that act as pest hunters. These little helpers usually come as pets and sometimes as trained helpers just for this specific issue. Many dogs, cats, and birds have been trained to help catch the pests that are trying to house themselves near our food supplies. If you use a cat combined with trap placement you are guaranteed to rid yourself of mice and rats.

Biological control

Many insects rely on a certain food source or a certain water source to breed or feed. If you insert a specific chemical that will only target the specific insect, you have successfully used biological control to exterminate or lower the population of that insect.  Depending on your pests the biological treatment will be different.

Mechanical

Some technological advancements will help us get rid of annoying pests a bit easier. Many traps that are extremely efficient at killing or trapping the pests fall in this category.

Field burning

fire

After the harvest of certain crops, the fields would be burned down so that all the insects and pests that are in the ground or at the roots of the plants would die off. This is usually used for crops that will have to be planted again next season, like sugar canes.

Hunting of pests

Many pests come in the form of small animals. They can be hunted in some countries using firearms. Make sure to check the laws of your country when it comes to killing these types of pests.

Pesticides

Pesticides are everything that kills insects, and they can be delivered to the plants through spraying from trucks, planes or by hand.  These chemicals can be harmful to humans and other life around so make sure you know what you are doing and that you have taken all the steps to protect yourself and what you don’t want to destroy with these chemicals.

Natural control of rodents

rodentThere are many places where using chemicals is either forbidden or not encouraged. In these sites, you are usually left with natural ways to control the pests. Like increasing the population of the pest’s natural hunter. Many parks and special zones have these types of rules.

Rodenticides

These chemicals are pesticides that focus on killing rodents like mice and rats. Rodenticides won’t harm insects but need to be placed with care so other animals won’t ingest them by accident and poison themselves.

Repellents

Many repellents are made from chemicals and they keep the pests away to a certain degree. Many smells and sounds can be considered repellents.