Farmers work tirelessly all year round as to produce yields which are of high quality. These efforts can however, be undermined by pests which destroy yields bringing about losses to farmers. To cab this pests destruction then pest control has to be introduced, and sustained others these pests will always strike causing lots of damage. Farm pest control is quite expensive and is often seen as a way of reducing overheads, but with pests destroying farmers crops the costs soon tend to add up. Pests damaging farmers crops are brought about by a number of animals which include: wild rabbits, moles, as well as rats.

Prevention of damage brought about by these pests in the long run saves the farmer a great deal of money. Rodenator is one of most efficient way of controlling pests. Should a farmer be aiming at wild rabbit control, mole pest control or even rat pest control the rodenator remains very effective. It is cost friendly and very efficient, as well. This rodenator method has been applied by very many farmers across the country. Rodenator solves wild rabbit pest problems very safely. Remotely ignites an exact mixture of gases which are explosive underground. Rodenator happens to be longest established, has been tried well, tested and is of course professionally supported and is recognized in destroying rabbit, rat and mole tunnel systems which are empty. The use of Rodenator has been approved by Defra and Natural England for legal use in England to control pests.

Pests can be controlled biologically, as well. This is whereby pests are controlled by controlling and managing natural predators, as well as parasites. An example is whereby mosquitoes are controlled by introducing a Bacillus thuringiensis species known as israelensis which kills the mosquito larva eventually controlling the number of mosquitoes in farms. Biological pest control aims at eliminating pests with none or causing very minimal harm to ecological balance in the environment.

There also mechanical ways of controlling pests. This is whereby equipments, as well as hand-on techniques are employed. We have tillage for example, whereby weeds are physically removed from the ground. Pests can be controlled by completely eliminating their breeding grounds. This is achieved by properly disposing off waste as well as draining still waters. In still waters pests tend to breed and by draining these waters pests breeding grounds are reduced, and the overall effect is controlling of these pests. There is use of baits which contain poison. This is very efficient especially in controlling rats population Meat containing poison have been used in killing birds, wolves which pose threat to crops. However, this is not very efficient because there are cases whereby ends up killing human beings instead. Farming fields in some cases have to be burnt after harvest This is especially so in sugarcane field as a way of controlling pests.

Pesticides are as well sprayed using either planes or trucks loaded with the spraying equipment. This kills pests damaging crops. Caution should however, be taken since some pesticides are carcinogenic causing cancer as well as other health complications while harming wildlife as well. There is soil steaming, which is a method of sterilization whereby pests are killed by hot steam induced into.


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Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) (
Ontario Farm Animal Council(OFAC) (
Farm Animal Council of Saskatchewan (FACS) (