Insect & Pest Management

Insect & Pest Management

 
Insect Pest problems are often more severe in rural areas because insects are closely associated with plants, wild and domestic animals, organic wastes and ponds.

Pest prevention centers around good sanitation practices;

  • Mow yards regularly
  • Discard decaying garden produce
  • Remove manure from animal pens
  • Caulking cracks and crevices around the home exterior


 
Identify the insect and determine if it is a pest.  Most insects are harmless and many are beneficial.  Many insects disappear within a few days or weeks and may not require action to control.  Learn whether the pest can be controlled using a non-toxic method.  If you decide to treat the problem with insecticides, find out what type of chemical is most appropriate.