What is mechanical and physical control?
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Physical Pest Control is a method of getting rid of insects and small rodents by killing, removing, or setting up barriers that will prevent further destruction of one’s plants. These methods are used primarily for crop growing, but some methods can be applied to homes as well.
Mechanical control refers to the use of machinery designed to cut, shear, shred, crush, press, lift, convey, transport, and remove aquatic plants and associated organic material from waterbodies.
Mechanical and physical controls kill a pest directly or make the environment unsuitable for it. For example, traps – for pest animals and insects; mulches – for weed management; steam sterilisation – for soil disease management; or barriers – such as screens or fences to keep animals and insects out.