Pest Control Failures

Sometimes after using a pesticide to control pests, you realize that the pest has not been controlled. The best thing to do in this situation is to review the situation to figure out the problem. Various reasons could fail pest control ( Below are some of the reasons why pest control can fail.

  • Pest resistance

After a long time of exposure to a particular pesticide, some pests become resistant, and no matter how many times you apply the pesticide, these pests will not go away. Also, in a normal situation, pesticides do not always destroy all the targeted pests ( Every time you apply the pesticide, it only kills the weakest pests. Some of the pests avoid the chemical while others withstand its effects. The pests that are not destroyed pass the traits to offspring. The offsprings become even stronger. This is common when the same pesticide is repeatedly applied to the same area. It is recommended that one rotate the pesticides to avoid the development of resistance.

  • Other reasons

Not all failures are caused by pest resistance. Sometimes the problem is with the person applying the pesticide. If you control pests using pesticides, it is important to use the correct chemical and the correct dosage. Sometimes the pesticide fails because you did not identify the pest correctly, and you ended up using the wrong pesticide to control the pest. Another scenario can be that the pesticide was applied at the wrong time. When a pesticide is applied, you have to ensure that the pests are in the area you are spraying. If you use the chemical when the pest is still in its life cycle state or located in a place that makes it stronger than the pesticide, you cannot control it. It is therefore essential to make sure that all the factors are considered before applying the pesticide.