Already when we attempt to determine if biological pest control is the remedy to pest-control-related environmental concerns, it is necessary to provide some background information about the pest control industry as a whole, for the benefit of people who may be unfamiliar with it.


Pests are organisms mostly insects that harm the people who refer to them as such. Insects that infest and eat up farmers’ crops (whether it is in the fields or during preservation, they are referred to as pests by farmers. On the other side, ‘domestic insects’ that tend to muck up objects in household settings (such as moths, which can muck up clothes in storage) are referred to as ‘domestic pests.’ And if you are living in Edmonton you can easily hire the services of pest control in Edmonton and ants control in Edmonton.


Having seen how harmful bugs can be, it’s only natural that those who become ‘victims’ of them wish to get rid of them. Meanwhile, those who haven’t yet been afflicted by bugs would prefer to escape such a destiny. Pests, by the way, can be a big problem: pests have already been known to destroy thousands of hectares of farmland in a single day, resulting in losses of millions of dollars. Pest control refers to the efforts done to prevent pest invasion or to resolve pest infestation once it has occurred.


Pest control now comes in a variety of forms, depending on the pests that need to be eradicated (or to prevent the invasion of). While larger pests such as rats can be controlled for a long time using mechanical methods such as traps, chemical control has proven to be effective for the great majority of pests, which are mostly insects as previously indicated. Pesticides are the chemicals that were used in this undertaking. While pesticides are normally quite effective in controlling pests, the disadvantage of using them arises when we consider how harmful they are to the ecology.