Pest control – the etiology, taxonomy, and obviation

The word Pest Control Southend is derived from or named after different species of animals or insects that cause deadly epidemic disease or pestilence and are harmful to humans and to the ecosystem as a whole.


Taxonomy is a combination of two Greek words taxis and nomos which deals with the classification of organisms (pests) in an orderly system that indicates natural relationships.  The main principles of taxonomy involve the description, identification, nomenclature, and classification of pests.

The description outlines various types of pests that are evolutionary and cause different types of damages to humans or plants and destroy the wellness of the ecosystem causing numerous epidemic diseases.

Identification details with the part of sympathetic insight into knowing in deep about the various types of pests and their biological and physiological aspects.

The nomenclature and classification give the awareness to identify different species, subspecies, families, phylum, and genus of the various types of pests affecting the entity in concern.  It provides an in-depth outlook and focuses on how the pests are derived and how to deal with them.

Usually, the most common referral to pests involves various insects affecting the ecosystem, be it plants or the domestic environment, especially when seen in agriculture or at homes in various forms.


The term obviation refers to identifying and preventing the pest from damaging the environment via different types of control methods employed as the case may be.

In agriculture, the prevention involves subjecting the insects to various types of chemical as well as natural/biological compounds and observing how they act upon them and destroy them from causing damage to crops, plantations, and other domestic ecosystems.

Various tools are used in managing pest control like sprinklers, sprayers (hand-held or aerial) to control the spread and damage that a particular pest species may cause.

Pest control involves curative methods wherein certain insects are also used to control the damage by preparations of concentrated formulations made up of crushing the specimens and liquefied and used in dilutions normally with an aqueous base to sprinkle/spray in agricultural fields, plantations, etc.  Various plant defence mechanisms are employed in place to prevent the farms and crops from getting damaged by different species of pests as may be suggested by expert scientists in numerous departments of agriculture research and biological control namely, agronomy, pathology, entomology, etc., to get a good yield of the crops.

On the domestic front like at homes and offices, usually, pest control deals with the eradication of termites and other insects that cause damage to the environment in which we live.

Various pest control agencies deal with eradicating the spread of the pests by using a wide range of mechanisms consisting of chemical as well as natural extract compounds and minimize the damage to a greater extent if detected in the initial stages.  The extent of damage depends or increases in delaying the deployment of control measures to fight out the pests affecting the arena in concern.

The pest control agencies employ skilled personnel with all protective measures in place to help us in dealing with pest control.  The costs vary depending on the damage caused and the time taken to ensure complete eradication of damage that may have occurred.