The term ‘Pest control’ or ‘pest management’ does not sound that attractive as the other parts of management do. It is an incorrect idea that pest control involves only killing of cockroaches, rats and other bugs. Killing of insects is an integral part though, but the whole of pest control does not stand on the killing only.
Pest managers are not only killers; they are specialists of ecology and biology. There is a huge demand of pest managers in the industry but most of the youngsters are reluctant to be one. Pest control is not really a modern concept. We get the name of Benjamin Walsh, the British entomologist who worked as a pest manager in the year 1866.
The work of a pest manager is not limited in the domestic or urban section. The demand of pest controllers can be seen in the sections like agriculture, horticulture, forestry etc. as a whole, it will be quiet relevant to announce that a specialist pest manager is highly dependable to look after a certain part of food technology.
A pest manager is needed to be educated in parts like entomology, plant pathology, nematology (study of worms), chemistry and pesticide. People appoint pest managers to keep their fertile land insect free. But the job never gets done at that point only. There are many things to look after before implementing any effective procedure. The pest managers require deep and proper knowledge of farming and cropping and grasp of economics to implement cost effective measurements in a project. Pest management has a deeper implication in terms of conservation, effective agricultural procedures and a number of factors related to the ecology.
A pest manager’s instrument is not only poison, he should be armed with the knowledge of chemical ecology, biological control, holistic farming, , crop rotation, conservation of headlands, sociology, economics, monitoring and sustainability. Even if the term does not sound good, the demand of a pest manager is unavoidable. In this regard the concept of integrated pest management deserves special mention. This kind of pest management plans are designed especially to render favorable economic, sociological and ecological results, specifically in terms of agriculture and horticulture.