Pest management guide is a website specifically designed to provide information about pests and their control strategies. We have dedicated a lot of time and effort to provide you with such accurate and up-to-date information about pest and vector integrated management. All information provides on this site and its partners sites are provided solely for educational purposes. On this Pest Management Guide you will find information that you need to address a particular pest problem. As you probably know pests have been a major problem for human beings since the beginning of their existences. Generally speaking pests are any organism (animal or plant) that cause some sort of nuisance or discomfort to mankind. Pests destroy our foods, invade our home transmit diseases to humans and livestock. Animal pests includes arthropods (insects and other related organisms), mammals (rodents and alike), birds and other wildlife animals that may directly or indirectly affect human well being. Pests of plant origin include any unwanted plant or grass (typically known as weeds) that attack and compete with cultivated crops, flowers or decorative plants around homes, lawns, or playing field, thereby reducing or eliminating their productivity. Pests can generally be distinguished into three categories depending on how they affect human life.
Types of pests
Agricultural Pests: They destroy our crops before harvest (field pests) or after harvest during storage (stored product pests), which tremendously affect food availability. Moreover, agricultural pests are responsible for the loss of millions of dollars in revenue, and are often associated with food insecurity, and starvation throughout history. Through their damaging action can severely affect the global economy specially in our interconnected world where the food that make up our dishes may come from different part of the world. Home Pests: Household or home pests are pests that infest homes or live in them. They may not cause disease to humans, but can be a big source of nuisance. Home pests such as bed bugs are a major source of nightmare as these tiny “vampires” feed on human blood and can cause severe skin allergic reactions. Other home pests such as cockroaches are associated with filthy matters and therefore are disgusting to many people. Home pests can also cause severe damages to structures around houses, hotels and restaurants. Home pests have become so serious in urban environment that pest management industry have grown exponentially. Read more about Bright Pest Control. Disease Vectors: They are the third category of pests that affect human life. By definition a vector is an organism that does not cause a disease itself but which spreads diseases among other organisms. A notorious example is the mosquito Anopheles gambiae that transmit malaria in tropical regions of the world , particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. Mosquitoes are not the cause of disease but serve as reservoir and breeding organism for the nefarious pathogen (Plasmodium sp.). They distribute the pathogen from one infected person to another one, thereby constitute a disease vector. These disease vectors also affect livestock as they transmitting deadly diseases to them. On this website you will find more information on these categories of pests and how to combat them, or reduce their impacts on human beings. We would appreciate hearing any comment or questions you may have related to pests and vectors control and management strategies.