The pest control application ranges from DIY fixes to
scientific and highly accurate display of chemicals and predatory insects by
highly qualified practitioners. Although pest control is a
The industry is still dominated by family or sole proprietorships. Those who need
to control pests ranging from homeowners to
Large-scale agro-conglomerates that need to maximize their performance. Among
These two are restaurants, bars, food production facilities, farmers; in fact,
anyone who regularly cares for food. Pest control can do us more
comfortable, but it can also save lives. The word plague is subjective, since the plague of one man can be that of another man.
assistant. For example, pest A can be a threat to crop A and pest B a threat to crop.
Crop B. However, if pest B is a natural predator of pest A, then the farmer who
you want to protect crop A you can cultivate and release pest B among the crops of it. There is a theory that without human intervention in the food chain through
agriculture, hunting and long distance travel there would be no pests. the
continues the theory that the intervention of man (for example, in the cultivation and
releasing pest B, or carrying creatures long distances) has upset the balance
of the food chain, producing instability in the number of insects and other animals and
distorting its evolution. This instability has led to the overpopulation of a
species with the result that they have become pests. That being said, if we assume that the first fly hit was the first
example of pest control, and we know that large animals squash flies, it could be
he argued that pest control dates back to long before humans appeared on the scene.
The first recorded instance of pest control dates back to 2500 BC. when the Sumerians
used sulfur to control insects. Then, around 1200 BC. C., the Chinese, in their great
era of discovery towards the end of the Shang dynasty, they were using chemicals to
control insects. The Chinese continued to develop increasingly sophisticated
chemicals and insect control methods for crops and for human comfort. Undoubtedly, the dissemination of technical knowledge on pest control was favored traitement punaises de lit by the advanced state of
Chinese writing ability. Although progress in pest control methods undoubtedly
He continued, the next significant test doesn’t come until around
750 BC, when Homer described the Greek use of wood ash scattered on the ground as a form of
Around the year 500 a. C., the Chinese used mercury and arsenic compounds as a medium
to control body lice, a common problem throughout history. In 440 BC the Ancient
The Egyptians used fishing nets to cover their beds or their homes at night as a
protection against mosquitoes
there is evidence of the use of predatory insects to control pests,
although it is almost certain that this method was developed before this date. The Romans
pest control methods were developed and these ideas spread throughout the world.
200 BC, the Roman censor Cato encouraged the use of oils as a means of pest control.
and in 70 A.D. Pliny the Elder wrote that galbanum resin (from the fennel plant)
It must be added to sulfur to deter mosquitoes. In the 13 a. C., the Romans built the first rat-proof grain store on record.
The first known case in which predatory insects were transported from one area to another comes from Arabia around 1000 AD, where date growers moved ant crops from neighboring mountains to their oasis plantations in order to
to feed on phytophagous ants that attacked the date palm.