pest management or control refers to the active control of (the numbers of) a species that is regarded as a pest. Pests can be [plants], [insects] or other [animals] and are usually unwanted because of their (potential or perceived) negative influence on the human health, the environment, or the economy.

Pest management or control refers to the active control of (the numbers of) a species that is regarded as a pest. Pests can be , or other and are usually unwanted because of their (potential or perceived) negative influence on the human health, the environment, or the economy.

Wikipedia provides an extensive overview of different pest-management strategies.

Within the context of sustainability, pest-management does NOT NORMALLY include the use of pesticides or chemicals. Instead it relies on environmentally friendly control techniques such as habitat manipulation, modification of cultural practices, and use of resistant or predator species. This is also called Integrated pest management or Ecological Pest Management.

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